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Billing Officer (Medical Imaging Department) Full-time Job

1 week ago   Nursing   Flexible,Townsville region   3 views
Job Details

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service ( )is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

We cover the continuum of healthcare services from advanced, highly specialised, tertiary-level healthcare at the main hospital to secondary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare across 20 facilities. The main facility is located adjacent to one of Queensland's leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University.

Role responsibilities

  • Undertake accurate and timely raising, sending and receiving of all billing schedules on behalf of the Provider for chargeable services that are identified through the Queensland Radiology Information System (QRiS).
  • Raise and process all inpatient accounts to Medicare Australia and Health Funds using practice management system whilst ensuring compliance with Medicare Benefits Schedule, National Healthcare Reform Agreement (2011), Financial Management Standards, Financial Management Practice Manual and other relevant legislative requirements associated with Private Practice.
  • Utilise computerised revenue systems such as ECLIPSE and MediRecords, corporate patient information systems (eg. HBCIS, IMPAX).
  • Prepare monthly accrual amounts (Option A and Option B) for recognised but not yet raised patient services.
  • Investigate and follow up on patient, Specialist and other general enquiries (written and oral).
  • Work independently, utilising discretion in the absence of decision makers in the resolution of conflict, meeting deadlines and establishing work priorities.
  • Liaise with patients, Medicare/DVA, Health Fund staff, Medical and administration staff internal and external to the hospital.

Role requirements

  • Possession of a qualification relevant to business, administration and specifically accounting is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in health service delivery is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD): Health Care Workers in Queensland Health whose occupation poses a potential risk of exposure to blood or body fluids are required to provide evidence of vaccinations or proof that they are not susceptible (due to prior exposure to the disease and therefore have natural immunity) to the following VPD's Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Pertussis (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis containing vaccine) according to the Queensland Health Policy.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities, mandatory qualifications and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

Townsville HHS
Townsville HHS vision is one of excellence; to emerge as the leaders in health care, research and education for regional Australia. As an employer our goal is to be a GREAT PLACE TO WORK and we are committed to maintaining an exceptional workforce. Our proactive approach to fostering a workplace culture that values, supports and develops our workforce. Some additional benefits include: ( ) ( )

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.