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Reimbursable Billing Technician

Veterans Health Administration

This is a Part-time position in Anchorage, AK posted June 17, 2021.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/08/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05.

The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service.

An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement.

In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:1)Provides customer service to meets the needs of the customer.2)Provides patient education to a diverse customer base utilizing telephone, face to face, electronic or written correspondence.3)Identifies, reviews, analyzes, process and completes co-payments and insurance encounters and other billing related activities.4)Independently reviews and processes all specialty billing encounters.5) Reviews, analyzes, researches, and verifies insurance policy coverage, filing time frames, COB information and certification requirements for secondary billing.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:Customer ServiceInsuranceOrganizational AwarenessTechnical Competence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.

Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.

Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary with long periods of sitting at a desk, working with computers daily.

Some work may require walking in offices and similar areas for meetings.

Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite.

The work does not require any special physical effort.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.