Billing Specialist I
Tacoma, WA Patient Accounts
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma, Washington is seeking a full time Billing Specialist I.

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner".

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Perform all data entry and clerical functions to process patient billings, insurance eligibility, claims, and payments.


  • Detailed knowledge and application of ICD-10, CPT and HCPTS coding systems.
  • Process Medicaid eligibility letters daily.
  • Prepare and print bills for spend down requests.
  • Print CMS 1500’s and ADA forms weekly, prepare for mailing.
  • Interpret and apply insurance eligibility and billing requirements.
  • Organize and file explanation of benefits from insurance companies monthly
  • Post incoming payments and denials from insurance companies with a 100 % accuracy rate.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • One (1) year recent medical billing experience (within last 18 months) or graduation from an accredited Medical Billing program with three (3) months recent experience (within last 6 months) in a medical billing department
  • Experience and/or ability to work with electronic health record systems
Salary Description
$22.00 - $25.00 per hour