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


Providence is calling a Billing - Collection Specialist (Comm Support Program, Days, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Island Mental Health Center in Kodiak, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: 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. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information.

  • REGISTRATION AND CHARGING: Ensure all billing documentation required by payers, including but not limited to CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-9 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.

  • BILLING AND RESOLUTION: 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. Calculate and thoroughly analyzes remittance advises to ensure payment and required contractual allowances are applied accurately. Maintain all credit balances within department guidelines. Process all sliding scale applications. Maintain sliding scale accounts.

  • ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Account payable responsibilities include stamping mail, processing check requests, getting administrative approval on requests and researching non payment.

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

  • SCHEDULING: This position must assist in maintenance of schedule for all clinicians.

  • URINE ANALYSIS PROCESSING: Responsible for Urine Analysis processing duties to fulfill contractual obligations with agencies, court referred individuals and private individuals. Must ensure regulations are met consistently during entire process.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • High school graduation or GED

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 2 years medical accounts receivable experience

About the department you will serve

Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center offers a wide array of behavioral health services offered through different programs within the agency such as Outpatient Clinic, Community Support Program, Family Focused Program, Mental Health Clinicians in the School Program, Safe Harbor and Alcohol Safety Action Program.

For more information about Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, please click on the following link:

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Billing/Insurance

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 274680