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Reimbursable Billing Technician

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: White City
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

This position is in a Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) facility aligned with a Consolidated Patient Account Center (CPAC) organizationally under the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The CPAC is a regionally consolidated business entity established to enhance revenue within Veterans Health Administration (VHA) using an industry best model built on regional management of key aspects of the revenue cycle, process standardization, accountability, and economies of scale.
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Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      10/20/2021 to 11/10/2021
    • Salary

      $39,311 - $51,103 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 6
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      Location

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • White City, OR 1 vacancy
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Not required
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        No
      • Appointment type

        Permanent
      • Work schedule

        Full-time
      • Service

        Competitive
      • Promotion potential

        None
      • Job family (Series)

        0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance
      • Supervisory status

        No
      • Security clearance

        Not Required
      • Drug test

        No
      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
      • Trust determination process

        Suitability/Fitness
      • Announcement number

        CBZY--22-JEP
      • Control number

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        This job is open to
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.
        • Individuals with disabilities
        • Internal to an agency

          Current federal employees of this agency.
        • Military spouses
        • Veterans Clarification from the agency

          1st Area of Consideration (AOC): Current employees of Station 736 West Coast CPAC or any of its satellite locations. 2nd AOC: Current Department of Veterans Affairs Employees 3rd AOC: Current and former federal employees and Other Status Eligibles

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          Duties
          • Assigns disposition instructions, and implements the most responsive and cost-effective means for managing them.
          • Independently researches, analyzes, generates, and corrects Veteran's First Party co-payments for care as it pertains to a variety of complex VA programs.
          • Accesses, retrieves, manages, and processes various revenue reports.
          • Accesses various menu options to identify, review, analyze, process and complete First Party and Third Party encounters and billing-related activities.
          • Resolves operational problems as it applies to Veterans accounts in other units within CPAC.
          • Assists in synchronizing and the operationalization of all revenue activities regarding Care in the Community with the various agencies.
          • Applies analytical and evaluation techniques to determine if First Party co-payment bills are appropriate. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
            Telework: Adhoc potentially available with Supervisor approval occasionally after fully trained.
            Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
            Position Description/PD#: Reimbursable Billing Technician/PD05619A
            Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
            Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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            Requirements

            Conditions of Employment
            • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
            • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
            • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
            • You may be required to serve a probationary period
            • Subject to background/security investigation
            • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
            • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
            • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel Qualifications

              To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/10/2021.

              Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

              Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement.

              You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

              Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
              Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
              1)Provides customer service to meets the needs of the customer.
              2)Provides patient education to a diverse customer base utilizing telephone, face to face, electronic or written correspondence.
              3)Identifies, reviews, analyzes, process and completes co-payments and insurance encounters and other billing related activities.
              4)Independently reviews and processes all specialty billing encounters.
              5) Reviews, analyzes, researches, and verifies insurance policy coverage, filing time frames, COB information and certification requirements for secondary billing.

              You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
              • Customer Service
              • Insurance
              • Organizational Awareness
              • Technical CompetenceExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

                Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

                Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary with long periods of sitting at a desk, working with computers daily. Some work may require walking in offices and similar areas for meetings. Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite. The work does not require any special physical effort.

                For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

                Education

                As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

                Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

                Additional information

                VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

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Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Medford , Reimbursable Billing Technician, Professions , White City, Oregon

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