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Claims Examiner II, Fairfield, CA

Organization: Partnership HealthPlan of California
Category: Professional
Location: Fairfield, CA
Date Job Posted: December 1, 2021
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Claims Examiner II

Job ID 2021-1989 FLSA Status Non-Exempt


To review, research, and resolve claims for all Medi-Cal claim types within established production and quality standards, including manual processing. Completes and processes claims and claims worksheets. Creates appropriate documentation that reflects the actions taken and status of the claim. Generates provider communication, such as letters, as necessary. Routes and tracks claims requiring review by other staff and departments, and processes when possible. Claims Examiner II is distinguished from Claims Examiner I by a higher level of autonomy and experience, as well as an ability to process a wider range of claim types.


  • Reviews, researches, and resolves pended claims for Medi-Cal types: medical, ancillary, long term care, CHDP, encounter data, other coverage, and batch claims within established production and quality standards.
  • Completes claims from the Batch Error Report and Batch Pass Report.
  • Routes claims to appropriate PHC departments and internal staff for additional review. Follows up and completes claims once response to request has been received.
  • Follows established PHC policies and procedures, PHC Claims Operating Instruction Memorandums, State of California Medi-Cal Provider Manual guidelines, Title 22 regulations, and CMS guidelines when resolving pended claims.
  • Generates claims correspondence as needed.
  • Records daily production statistics and related activities on appropriate reports. Turns in all logs and reports to the Medi-Cal Claims Supervisor.
  • Reviews all work audits in a timely manner and submits any adjustments and corrections within the allotted time frame.
  • Supports Claims Department’s needs for resolving all pended claim types.
  • Participates in special projects and assignments as required.
  • Identifies and reports trends of pending claims that are increasing or processes that appear dated.
  • Recognizes and gives feedback to management on procedure changes that would result in more efficient operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent; minimum one (1) year in Medi-Cal billing and/or claims examining experience in an automated environment.

Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications

Effective written and oral communication skills. Good organization skills. Knowledge of claims processing and/or Medi-Cal billing, CPT, and ICD-10 knowledge preferred.

Performance Based Competencies

Ability to effectively exercise good judgement within scope of authority and handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy. Ability to stay focused on repetitive work and meet production and quality standards. Ability to accurately complete tasks within established timelines. Consistently meets production standards without compromising quality on all tasks.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

Ability to use a microcomputer keyboard. More than 95% of work time is spent in front of a computer monitor. When required, ability to move, carry, or lift objects of varying size, weighing up to 5 lbs.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Must be highly flexible and able to accomodate the changing needs of the department.
  • Must be a self starter, motivated, and possess the ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology or healthcare practices is preferred.

All HealthPlan employees are expected to:

  • Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;
  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;
  • Maintain safe practices; and
  • Abide by the HealthPlan’s policies and procedures, as they may from time to time be updated.


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.

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