Accounts Receivable Specialist (Billing)

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames/Mason City

Under the supervision of the Billing Manager, the Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for a variety of duties which includes routine payment posting, problem solving for various payers, and also special projects in billing and collections. In addition, the AR Specialist may be responsible for billing and posting for Special Contracts and for obtaining and/or entry of prior authorizations.  The Specialist is responsible for clear, detailed communication with the clinical and billing staff as well with payers and clients regarding various insurance-related and payment-related issues. Responsibilities will include researching and resolving client insurance claims which are denied or uncollected and also working with the clinical staff to resolve billing problems.

Required Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in related field or 2-3 years related experience.
  • Previous experience in medical coding, billing, posting and adjudication of claims is required.
  • Experience creating and editing Excel spreadsheets is essential
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, proven ability to prioritize while simultaneously managing numerous projects and processes, often under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to research, diagnose and communicate complex issue
  • Ability to convey information effectively through speech and writing skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate effectively with others.
Preferred Qualifications:
    • Certification in medical coding/billing is preferred.
    • Experience in behavioral health billing is preferred.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise errors.
  • Operate software system for billing, posting, and claims research.
  • Obtain and/or enter such documents as authorizations, and other such ancillary documents as may be necessary.
  • Maintain detailed records as required.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Interact with staff, clients, payer and agencies to answer questions, obtain information, and resolve issues.
  • Monitor aging reports and take such steps as necessary to guarantee payment of claims.
  • Coordinate and collect necessary information from staff or payers for claim adjudication.
  • Participate in take-back, overpayment, and refund process.
  • Recognize problem accounts and notify appropriate staff or Billing Manager to assist in problem resolution.
  • Anticipate insurance trends and advise Billing Manager of changes.
  • Participate in auditing processes as needed.
  • Attend and participate in billing meetings as needed.
  • Maintain open, positive, cordial, team-oriented lines of communication with Manager and other staff members.
  • Contribute to the Billing Department team though positive attitude, respectful interaction, innovative ideas, efficiency, and ethical behavior.
  • Other duties as assigned by Billing Manager.


For more information, please contact Ashley Anderson at 

All applicants are required to complete an online application.
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