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Billing Specialist - Full Time
Location:Bellingham, WA
  
BILLING SPECIALIST – FULL-TIME

The Billing Specialist is responsible for maintaining an efficient private insurance, Medicaid/Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Medicare, and private pay patient accounts system.  The biller is responsible for entering all payments and encounters into the billing system in a timely manner to ensure that accounts are always up to date and payment is received as soon as possible. Unity Care Northwest (NCNW) manages patient care using a team-based approach in our interactions with patients and working to achieve stated objectives and outcomes.

Position Highlights:

  • Accounts Receivable – resolving deigned claims and submitting appeals

  • Posting payments for medical, dental, and behavioral health

  • May assist with collection activities, as needed

  • Entering charges for dental and behavioral health, as needed

  • Flexible to new responsibilities as our organization grows

Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • HS diploma or equivalent required

  • College or technical school degree or courses in medical coding and billing and/or minimum 2 years in the field of medical billing preferred; or equivalent education, training and experience. Experience with medical terminology, dental coding/billing is a plus.

  • Certified professional biller (CPB) preferred

  • Proficiency and accuracy in 10-key and keyboarding

  • Proficiency with computers, software systems (practice management systems, MS Outlook, Work, Excel), and office machines (copier, fax, telephone and credit card machine).

  • Knowledge of CPT/ICD-10 coding

We offer:

  • Will consider flexible schedule (i.e. 4/10’s, schedule TBD – between 6AM-5:30PM)

  • Fun, energetic, productive, passionate, and engaging team

  • Competitive compensation

  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and generous PTO

We are a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. Located in the northwest corner of Washington State, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care, along with pharmacy services at 3 locations in Whatcom County serving a diverse and mostly underserved population of all ages. Employing over 240 caring and compassionate employees, we provide access to high quality, affordable health care for all.

Bellingham a popular college community of 80,000, nestled between Bellingham Bay and Mount Baker National Forest, with outstanding views of the San Juan Islands, offers a thriving visual and performing arts scene, a variety of local restaurants and a haven for those who appreciate nature and the outdoors. Our proximity to Seattle, just 90 miles south, and Vancouver, BC just 45 miles north offers convenient access to the amenities to two international cities.  

To apply for this rewarding opportunity and truly make a difference in the community, please visit the Careers section, at www.unitycarenw.org or contact: karla.lacktorin@ucnw.org . To learn about Bellingham, visit: https://www.bellingham.org 

Help us provide access to high quality, affordable health care for all!