Patietn Accounts Technician

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under general supervision of the Accounts Services Manager, the Patient Accounts Technician assists the Fiscal Department in daily patient billing activities and projects. Supports the Fiscal Department in various billing responsibilities by maintaining current and proficient knowledge in private medical and dental insurance, Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal, EAPC and PACT, Medicare and General billing and accounting principles and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list, but rather to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  1. Prepare Medicare, MediCal, Denti-Cal, EAPC, PACT, BCCDP and private billings, electronic and paper claims.

  2. Keep current with ICD-9/CPT coding and State/Federal billing requirements.

  3. Prepare and send accounts to collection.

  4. Answer all billing inquiries in a timely and accurate manner.

  5. Prepare and send monthly statements.

  6. Post all Medical and Dental charges and payments to the appropriate client accounts.

  7. Compute day sheets and logs.

  8. Works with clients in setting up payment plans.

  9. Maintain all related files and read all updates released to the Billing Department.

  10. Help with month end reporting.

  11. Type statistical reports as required.

  12. Provide support to the Fiscal Accountant by processing daily deposits and collecting and counting medical and dental cash boxes, as back up to Fiscal Accountant.

  13. Prepares cash receipts and check entries and supporting reports.

  14. Reconcile between cash receipt log maintained by Admin/Fiscal Assistant and Fiscal Accountant.

  15. Prepares Medicare Cost Report.

  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

All NVIH employees are expected to:

- Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;

- Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;

- Maintain safe practices; and

- Abide by the NVIH's policies and procedures as they may from time to time be updated.


  1. Current working knowledge and experience in MediCal, Denti-Cal, EAPC, PACT, Medicare, and private medical and dental insurance billing

  2. High school diploma or equivalent, GED.

  3. Two (2) years of computer billing with medical and dental terminology experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  4. Typing 50 wpm from clear copy.

  5. Accurate operation of 10-key by touch.

  6. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs.

  7. Ability to organize, adapt, and prioritize daily tasks independently.

  8. Must have reliable transportation.

  9. Current CPR certification.

  10. Indian Preference.  Preference in filling vacancies will be given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code Section 472 & 473). In other than that the above, Northern Valley Indian Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description
"Excellence in Healthcare Services to Native Americans & All Community Members."
NVIH has Medical clinics in Willows, Woodland, Chico Children's Health Center and at our main Chico site. We also have Dental clinics in Willows, Chico, Woodland, and Red Bluff, as well as a Mobile Dental Clinic.

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