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University of Colorado Insurance and Claims Technician in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/Division of Substance Dependence/Addiction Research and Treatment Services

Accounting Technician I - Insurance and Claims Technician

Position #00218286 – Requisition #20150

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  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Insurance and Claims Technician position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

This full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Insurance and Claims Technician I in the ARTS Claims and Billing Department, located on the Ft. Logan campus in southwest Denver and offers both outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment for men, women, adolescents, and families. This position is responsible for the thorough, timely and accurate research of all insurance claim activities, including claim payments, payment authorizations, denials, and payment reconciliation for multiple payers.

This position supports the ARTS Claims and Billing Department through timely and accurate research and billing of claim activities. This will include proficient use of the electronic health record (EHR), change of payers, payment entry and reconciliation, coordination of information with counselors and management, tracking and verification of authorizations and compilation of supporting documentation, running of Medicaid eligibilities, management of collection accounts, payment remittance entry, and support of the other billing team members through claim research, payment reconciliation, payment entry for other payers, and all other duties as assigned.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Proficient use of two electronic health record systems (EHR, an on-line claims submission and processing system, and an accounting software system, examples include, but are not limited to: Management of Client Records (including payer changes and address updates, financial/eligibility documentation)

  • Research of all clinical activities

  • Eligibility Verification (commercial insurance, Medicaid, contract payers)

  • Tracking and Management of Payer Authorizations

  • Claim Preparation and Submission (including verification of service delivery, proper use of CPT codes, understanding of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, accurate data entry)

  • Payment Denials

  • Payment entry and reconciliation

  • Submission of Payment Approval to the Manager of Centralized Billing

  • Coordination of information with counselors and management

  • Tracking and verification of authorizations and compilation of supporting documentation

  • Running of Medicaid eligibilities

  • Management of collection accounts

  • Payment remittance entry

  • Support of the other billing team members through claim research, payment reconciliation, and payment entry for other payers

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position has been established at $33,528.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at ​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (copy of transcripts or certificate must be attached)

  • One year of experience working with health insurance or related

Substitution: College or university course work appropriate to the work assignment, may substitute on a year for year basis for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in the health insurance arena, to include insurance claims processing, billing of verified services via claim form, verification of benefits and/or eligibility with various insurance companies and/or payers, research and review of complex issues and/or denials, as well as experience with payment entry and reconciliation within the last 5 years.

  • Experience using an Electronic Health Record

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Superior attentiveness to detail and accuracy

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Superior time management skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Outstanding research skills

  • Outstanding analytical skills

  • Effective and professional communication skills, including both written and verbal. Written communication should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel (including the creation, use, and maintenance of Excel Spreadsheets).

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and One Note.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).

  • To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospective employees may be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing.

Job: Finance and Accounting

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Finance and Accounting


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 8, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Number 00218286

Req ID: 20150

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.