Chumash Enterprises

Billing Clerk

ID 2023-1338
Tribal Health Clinic
Position Type
US-CA-Santa Ynez


The Billing Clerk is responsible for collecting all outstanding accounts.


  • Responds to patients’ questions regarding billing statements either by telephone or in person.
  • Coordinates with the front office team to ensure that all outstanding patient accounts are addressed before the next appointment. 
  • Reviews 90-day overdue patient balances and sends demand letters.
  • Prepares 120+ day overdue balances for the collection agency.
  • Posts all payments received from patients, insurance companies, and other 3rd parties.
  • Bills secondary insurance coverage.
  • Mails claims on a weekly basis.
  • Ensures a deposit is prepared and deposited to the bank daily.
  • Downloads electronic remittance advice (ERAs) from clearinghouse online daily.
  • Assists with coding duties as needed under the direction of the Billing Supervisor.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned by the Billing Supervisor.
  • Assists with following up on unpaid claims from 3rd party insurance.
  • Works on unapplied money report monthly to perform refunds as required.
  • Assists in dental coding as needed.
  • Reads, analyzes, and interprets forms, grants, and documents.
  • Upholds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, and collaboration while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team.Chumash
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED certificate.
  • Associate’s Degree or related training preferred.
  • Previous billing experience in the healthcare industry.
  • Intermediate computer proficiency utilizing Microsoft applications, email, Internet, and EHR systems.
  • English-Spanish bilingual skills preferred.
  • Some understanding of complex requirements relative to billing issues.
  • Native American hiring preference applies.
  • Customer Focus: Knowing the (internal and external) customer business needs and acting accordingly; anticipating customer needs, and giving high priority to customer satisfaction and customer service.
  • Planning and Organizing: Setting priorities and defining actions, time, and resources needed to achieve predefined goals.
  • Teamwork: Working as a productive member of a cohesive group toward a common goal, and contributing to team development and effective team dynamics.
  • Accountability: Accepting responsibility that results in anticipation/prevention of problem areas from actions, and problem solving inside and outside the department/organization.
  • Written Communication: Expressing ideas and opinions clearly in properly structured, well organized, and grammatically correct reports or documents; utilizing language and terminology that is understandable for the reader.
  • Oral Communication: Shaping and expressing ideas and information in an effective manner.


90 Via Juana Drive

Minimum Pay Rate

$21.71 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate

$25.54 per hour


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