Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for submitting IT requests related to charges that need to be added or updated in the Charge Description Master (CDM); and facilitating the identification of the most appropriate billing codes based on coding requirements and departmental information. Researches, prepares and tracks denials, and conducts spreadsheet analysis. Also, assists the Senior Manger of Denial Management and Manager of Insurance Verification with tracking outside requests, maintaining reports, and establishing relationships with payors and/or other Harris Health System departments to reduce denials. Supervises staff, schedules, and daily operations to ensure that these functions are carried out timely and accurately.

1. Education/Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree in Health Administration or Business or equivalent work experience.
2. Work Experience (Years and Area): 7+ years office analyst, patient accounting, charge capture, Charge Master Maintenance or other revenue cycle functions. Understanding of pricing methodology, CDM or HCPCS.
3. Management Experience: Not required
4. Equipment Operated: MS Excel, Basic skills on Word and Outlook, PC

1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Bilingual Skills Required: No
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/ Reports )

2. Other Skills:
Analytical, Mathematics, P.C., Research, Statistical, Typing 1 4500 KS, Word Proc.

3. Work Schedule: Flexible

4. Other Requirements: Able to work efficiently with little supervision, handle stressful situations. Must be able to interact successfully in a culturally diverse environment.

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