Medi-Cal Billing Specialist – Yolo

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Hope Cooperative is searching for a Medi-Cal Billing Specialist in our Full Service Partnership Program, located in Yolo County.  

Our Full Service Partnership is an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program serving up to 100 Clients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). This is a community based full service partnership with Yolo County, providing intensive mental health and case management services to clients in their homes and other community locations. Clients may include individuals who are experiencing homelessness, persistent mental health symptoms, substance abuse concerns, and health needs. We foster flexible and creative team ‘whatever it takes’ approaches to meet clients where they are while also encouraging independent decision making. We work closely with clients and public entities to decrease chronic homelessness in Yolo County.  


The Medi-Cal Billing Specialist provides clerical support and serves as the primary user of Yolo County’s Automated Client Activity Tracking System (AVATAR) and Medi-Cal Billing System. The Medi-Cal Billing Specialist provides back-up support to the Office Assistant.

We are looking for dynamic, committed individuals to join our team. If you want to be part of the solution to solving homelessness in our community, we are looking for your talent and expertise as we transform and empower the lives of people with mental illness by supporting independence and preventing homelessness. We are a highly respected, award-winning provider of a full array of mental health and supportive housing services in Sacramento and Yolo Counties, and we need you to bring your compassion and support to the most vulnerable in our community.

At Hope Cooperative we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth.

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position and may require working some evening and weekend schedules.   

HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) offers a competitive benefit package consisting of, but not limited to, the following, and may be subject to change:


  • 21 PTO days year (4 weeks/1 day)
  • 26 PTO days after 5th year (5 weeks / 1 day)
  • 6 days paid sick time
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Personal Days (Floating Holidays)
  • Employer paid health insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular hourly wage step scale increases
  • Flexible hours
  • iPhone with unlimited data for personal/profession use and laptop for some positions
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Annual BBQ and staff appreciation awards
  • Annual Gift Card Program
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Transfer Sick Time Hours to PTO Hours
  • PTO Cash Out
  • Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance and more.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Verify correct entry into the Avatar system, ensure completeness of Avatar forms, prepare and submit any Avatar claims correction spreadsheets to the Avatar liaison for submission to Yolo County
  • Check and update monthly Medi-Cal eligibility for clients.
  • Accurately complete all necessary forms, reports and paperwork required by the program on a timely basis (e.g., progress notes, special incident reports, discharge summaries, Medi-Cal billing, Avatar forms, HMIS).
  • Provide back-up Office Assistant duties.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the medical records system.
  • Coordinate, or assist in, projects as directed, including creating, preparing and distributing special reports as needed or assigned.
  • Act as a designated Mandated Reporter for the observed or suspected abuse and/or neglect of children, disabled individuals, dependent adults and elder/senior citizens. Mandated Reporter also includes “Duty to Warn” which includes the responsibility to notify authorities and the intended victim(s) of physical harm.
  • Ensure the protection and confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI) by following all policies and procedures in the a HIPAA Manual.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Work experience with Medi-Cal billing is highly desirable.
  • Two (2) years of office work experience with attention to details.
  • Work, volunteer or life experience with homeless individuals and/or individuals with mental health issues is highly desirable.
  • Consumer of mental health services or a family member of a mental health consumer is desirable


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance. Driving record must meet, and continue to meet, the underwriting standards established by the generalized driving guidelines used by our insurance broker.  Must provide proof of insurance.
  • Must have at least 3 or more years of driving experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and Job Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to pass clearance of various agencies including but not limited to, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Motor Vehicles, a third party consumer reporting agency, and, perhaps, other agencies.
  • Work overtime as requested and approved.



HOPE Cooperative (aka TLCS, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer,   and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.   


To apply, visit our Hope Cooperative – Online Career Center 


Final Filing Date:  Until Filled

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