Medical Billing and Coding

Houston, TX 77057

Posted: 07/10/2019 Employment Type: Temp-Hire Industry: Medical Job Number: HW-019 Pay Rate: 15.00 Branch: Houston, TX Division: Professional

AtWork Personnel is seeking an experienced Medical Billing Specialist to work in an administrative office. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in medical billing/coding, with the skills necessary to improve the current billing procedures and reduce A/R days. The successful applicant will work on a number of tasks requiring data analysis, in-depth evaluation and exercising judgement within the appropriate scope of practice. We offer excellent benefits, generous paid time off and competitive compensation.


  • Recent billing/coding experience
  • Knowledge of insurance guidelines including HMO/PPO, Medicare, Medicaid, and other payer requirements and systems.
  • Competent use of computer systems, software, and 10 key calculators.
  • Familiarity with CPT and ICD-10 Coding.
  • Effective communication abilities for phone contacts with insurance payers to resolve issues.
  • Customer service skills for interacting with patients regarding medical claims and payments, including communicating with patients and family members of diverse ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment. Being able to triage priorities, delegate tasks if needed, and handle conflict in a reasonable fashion.
  • Problem-solving skills to research and resolve discrepancies, denials, appeals, collections. A calm manner and patience working with either patients or insurers during this process.
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology likely to be encountered in medical claims.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality as per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  • Ability to multitask.

Responsibilities: Perform all work associated with the billing process in a high-volume office setting to include but not limited to:

  • Obtaining referrals and pre-authorizations as required for procedures.
  • Checking eligibility and benefits verification for treatments, hospitalizations, and procedures.
  • Reviewing patient bills for accuracy and completeness, and obtaining any missing information.
  • Preparing, reviewing, and transmitting claims using billing software, including electronic and paper claim processing.
  • Following up on unpaid claims within standard billing cycle timeframe.
  • Checking each insurance payment for accuracy and compliance with contract discount.
  • Calling insurance companies regarding any discrepancy in payments if necessary
  • Identifying and billing secondary or tertiary insurances.
  • Reviewing accounts for insurance or patient follow-up.
  • Researching and appealing denied claims.
  • Answering all patient or insurance telephone inquiries pertaining to assigned accounts.
  • Setting up patient payment plans and work collection accounts.
  • Updating billing software with rate changes.
  • Updating cash spreadsheets, and running collection reports.
  • Implement, maintain and report on ancillary programs initiated by Progressus

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour


  • Medical Billing / Coding: 2 years (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Houston, TX 77057


  • CPC (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Morning (Required)

Apply immediately at 




Mark Johnson
General Manager/ Recruiter

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.