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CO Billing Coordinator

General Description


Department: Pathology-Billing Department
Work Hours/Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 40 hrs.

Responsible for processing of bills for Johns Hopkins Medical Labs. Responsible for verification of registration information in the JHM and JHU/ PBS billing applications. Handle adjustments and account inquiries. Identify charge entry issues and assist in the resolution of claim edits.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Review charges for questionable or incomplete information and following departmental compliance procedures take appropriate action. Register patients into the billing system. Monitor billing reports such as Medicode and TES, investigate and solve problems, re-file claim after problems are solved. Maintain proper records and files of activities. Review and maintain problem queues. Comprehensive understanding of ICD and CPT and apply to work related function. Communicate with physicians and mid-level providers to resolve documentation and coding issues. Ability to analyze information and make recommendations to management.

Technical Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations in the dissemination of patient Protected Health Information (PHI). Working knowledge of JHU/ PBS Billing Applications. Utilize online resources to facilitate efficient claims processing.

Professional & Personal Development: Participate in on-going educational activities. Assist in the training of staff. Keep current of industry changes by reading assigned material on work related topics. Complete three days of training annually.

Department Specific Responsibilities: Performs assigned duties as listed in this job description for the Department of Pathology which may include but is not limited Johns Hopkins Medical Laboratories, Green Spring Station & other outreach Laboratories, Johns Hopkins Reference Laboratories, Professional Fee Billing, and other areas as assigned (ex: IVF Lab at GreenSpring, Genetics DNA Lab, Dermapathology)




High School/GED. 1 Year experience in medical billing or demonstrated knowledge of medical billing concepts. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Knowledge of medical terminology, CPT codes and diagnosis coding. Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills. Able to operate basic office equipment, e.g. photo copier, fax machine, scanner, PC, telephone, etc.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.


Preferred Qualifications


Ability to use various billing and patient information computer systems. Knowledge of various payer processing and submission guidelines.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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