This position is responsible for billing and reconciliation of patient charges for medications and IV solutions for inpatients and outpatients. This includes meeting established deadlines for completion of all phases of billing and reconciliation. Reviews patient charts to identify and correct billing issues associated with high cost single charges or high cost total patient charges. Uses the companys Charge Description Master (CDM) to review billings and charges associated with medications for internal billing auditors. Routinely interacts with a variety of hospital departments. Serves as clerical and administrative resource for the department with duties that may include reception, scheduling, filing, and coordination of department activities.
Reviews patient records, dedicated reports, and physician/provider notes to obtain information about medication usage. Uses a standard listing of charge codes and/or an automated system to validate medication charges.
Serves as a resource to hospital personnel and pharmacy staff in resolving billing questions related to medications. Acts as a resource in regards to appropriate billable units for medications for pharmacy personnel or internal auditors.
Monitors and evaluates system reports to prevent erroneous billing practices. Audits daily error reports in the medication billing system and makes corrections when issues are identified. Matches, corrects, and codes charges that do not transmit to the billing system. Identifies and resolves problems with the medication billing system, as well as assists in the development and implementation of programs to improve and enhance service quality.
Verifies and inputs patient charges into the applicable billing systems. Processes charges for non-formulary medications, EMS replenishment, specialty area charges that are not already automated, and patient assistance billing. This may involve compiling data from multiple sources into meaningful information and then transferring that into the appropriate systems.
Analyzes financial reports generated by the technology systems for the pharmacy department. Presents reports to management and assists with the resolution of issues identified.
Provides clerical and administrative support to department leadership and staff as requested. This may include recording and distributing meeting minutes, project involvement, scheduling meetings and interviews, greeting and screening department visitors, answering phone calls, and other similar duties as needed.
Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician II when needed and as appropriate. These duties may include, but not be limited to preparing, charging and crediting medications, restocking automated dispensing technology and compounding specialty medications and intravenous medications.
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in the state of practice (where applicable) and active pharmacy technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice.May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.
Must demonstrate 1 to 2 years experience performing in a pharmacy technician role. Must also have proven experience working with automated technology systems related to pharmacy distribution. Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution of the pharmacy department.
Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.
Prefer 2-3 years experience as a Pharmacy Technician in hospital pharmacy practice. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Computer software experience preferred. Experience serving as a pharmacy and nursing liaison for automated distribution systems desired.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 252721
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