Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 907712 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-7. At the GS-6 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-7. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

The Program Support Assistant position is located in the North East Consolidated Patient Account Center (NECPAC) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albany, New York. The employee serves as a Facility Revenue Technician. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Validates and audits potential third party reimbursable insurance claims.
  • Reviews first party receivables ensuring accuracy of co-pays, conversions and other non-automated co-payment activities.
  • Organizes and retrieves computerized data.
  • Evaluates and performs a detailed analysis of data received from various sources.
  • Reviews documents, reports, and applications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Generates reports on a variety of data.
  • Enters information into an automated tracking system.
  • Provides patient education and assistance about services.
  • Provides appropriate answers to customer service inquiries regarding accounts receivable, means and co-payment testing, and health insurance related issues.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with coworkers.
  • Provides helpful and courteous service to insurance carriers and other business entities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday,  8:00 am to 4:30 pm

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***