Financial Accounts Technician

Veterans Health Administration | Lebanon, PA

Posted Date 2/08/2024
Description The position is located within a one of seven CPACs, organizationally aligned under the Chief Financial Officer, in the Accounts Management department. The CPAC is a regionally consolidated business entity established to enhance revenue within VHA using an industry-best model built on regional management of key aspects of the revenue cycle, process standardization, accountability, and economies of scale for 18 VISNs and over 135 VAMCs nationally, including US territories.
  • Reviews, researches, analyzes all accounts receivable records and documentation, to ensure all data maintained is accurate, current and proper based on Agency regulations, policies, Federal Laws and Directives.
  • Reviews and analyzes case information, remittance statements from the third party payer and others, and the accounts receivable record relating to the debt, the Debtor, for making a recovery determination which protects the interest of the Government.
  • Reviews and analyzes account information, interviews and obtains remittance statements, court orders, legal documents, insurance benefit coverage information to determine the best course of action.
  • Uses judgment and experience to reconstruct incomplete files, devise more efficient methods for procedural processing, gather and organize information for inquiries and resolve a variety of problems.
  • Details discrepancy and returns incomplete or discrepant information to requester for clarification.
  • Works independently and is responsible for all collection functions.
  • Maintains account receivable supporting documentation.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: 8:00am- 4:30pm
Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Financial Accounts Technician/PD02004A and PD02003A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/21/2024.

GS-06 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

GS-06 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS -05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
  • Corresponds with internal and external agency customers, beneficiaries, vendors, insurance companies, legal representatives, and General Counsel by mail, email, telephone or facsimile.
  • Audits bill of collection and billing documents for error, omissions, duplications, inconsistencies.
  • Performs required follow-up action to ensure proper debt collections procedures are adhered to.
  • Evaluates documentation, debtor payment history, debtor's situation, and timeliness of filing.
  • Maintains general knowledge of medical terminology, medical diagnostic (DX), procedural and pharmaceutical codes (RX)

GS-07 Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS -07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

GS-07 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Corresponds with internal and external agency customers, beneficiaries, vendors, insurance companies, legal representatives, and General Counsel by mail, email, telephone or facsimile.
  • Audits bill of collection and billing documents for error, omissions, duplications, inconsistencies.
  • Performs required follow-up action to ensure proper debt collections procedures are adhered to.
  • Evaluates documentation, debtor payment history, debtor's situation, and timeliness of filing.
  • Maintains general knowledge of medical terminology, medical diagnostic (DX), procedural and pharmaceutical codes (RX).
  • Interviews debtor or provider for explanation and submits recommendation on acceptance/denial of partial payment.
  • Reviews claims in databases for revenue recovery.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Plan and organize work
  • Technical Competence


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work may require some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending or sitting. There are no special physical demands.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
Salary44,978.00 - 64,977.00 Annual

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