Providence Health & Services Billing/Collection Specialist in Kodiak, Alaska


Providence is calling a Billing/Collection Specialist to Providence Kodiak Island Mental Health Center in Kodiak, AK.

The Billing/Collection Specialist will be responsible for collection and processing of all patient, finance, and insurance information. They will work closely and communicate frequently with insurance companies, government payers, hospital staff, physicians, patients and others to ensure timely billing and resolution of patient accounts.

In this position you will:

  • Responsible for billing, account follow-up, account maintenance, review and analysis of RA’s and customer service.

  • Ensure all billing documentation required by payers, including but not limited to CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-10 coding, prior authorization, provider identifications, primary and secondary insurance, patient demographics, insured identification, charges and dates of service are complete and correct. Post and verify charges.

  • Complete claims submission on a daily basis. Perform follow-up with patients and third party payers to ensure timely and accurate resolution of accounts within departmental guidelines and government program regulations. Maintain all credit balances within department guidelines.

  • Process all sliding scale applications. Maintain sliding scale accounts.

  • Account payable responsibilities include stamping mail, processing check requests, getting administrative approval on requests and researching nonpayment.

  • Responsible for documenting all charges that occur in PKICC on the state AKAIMS system in order to comply with state funding responsibilities.

  • Assist in maintenance of schedule for all clinicians.

  • Demonstrate professional skills in working with departmental staff, hospital departments, physicians, physician’s office staff, government agency and insurance company representatives, patients, consultants and co-workers.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduation or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Computer skills.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years medical accounts receivable.

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island.

This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, two psychiatric care beds and two ICU beds. In addition, the Care Center, PKIMC’s extended care facility, has 19 long-term care beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy.

It is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Billing / Insurance

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 139093