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Accounts Receivable Associate

Erickson LivingCatonsville, MD8/13/2017
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SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, the A/R position is responsible for performing research, correction, and updates within the accounts receivable management systems toward the purpose of billing for and receipt of compensation on services provided in the course of resident care. Completion of account management functions such as billing, collection, reimbursement calculation, cash posting and reconciliation on assigned inventory are basic functions required for this position. expertise to execute these functions are expected from the employee to be current and maintained through continuing internal and external education. This position supervises tracking of all claims in order to establish accurate collections of accounts and maintain them below DSO expectation defined in assigned area.

ESSENTIAL tasks AND The main responsibilities are: include the following. Other tasks may be assigned.

Operational
Each Associate A/R will be focused on one or more of the following areas:
   » Responsible for the accurate pre-billing review, billing, follow up, and cash posting of charges within their assigned functional area.
   » Admissions and Census review
   » Triple Check Claim Validation
   » Billing for all business lines
   » 3rd Party Follow Up
   » Private Pay Follow Up
   » Cash and Denials posting
   » Credit Balance and Refund resolution
   » Resident Final Billing
   » Customer Service-A/R Help Desk
   » Month-end Close
   » Translates internal charge files to appropriate billing formats for electronic and manual claims submission to third party and private payers.
   » Performs follow-up and collections of accounts with outstanding balances. Adheres to department guidance on account documentation notes structure and content to provide all stakeholders with actions taken and next steps for accounts receivable management.
   » Initiates appeals, corrected claims submissions, or submits medical records in response to payer requests for information or denied claims.
   » Post contractual allowances, write-offs and payments against appropriate claim/line item using the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or Remittance Advice.
   » Post rejection and denial transaction codes and descriptions using the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or Remittance Advice.
   » Identifies and reports underpayments using payer contracts and other tools available for research.
   » Proactively works with payers and in-house resources to identify and resolve issues that hinder optimal and correct account payment.
   » Researches unapplied cash and credit balances utilizing appropriate payment and write-off codes.
   » Utilizes and applies the appropriate regulations in order to assure compliance in payment practices
   » Attend team, departmental and organization meetings.
   » Meet defined department goals and activity metrics.
   » Obtains continuing education as appropriate for updated regulations and revenue cycle trends and techniques.
   » Attends (1) continuing education association meetings all over the calendar year.

Communication

   » Speak and write clearly, respectfully and effectively when relating information.
   » Provide stakeholders with actions taken and next steps in a timely manner.

Customer Service
   » Resolves both internal and external customer issues within an appropriate time frame; shows persistence and seeks alternatives when obstacles arise.
   » Displays professionalism, tact, respect and team effort when working with co-workers, management and other internal/external customers.

Job Requirements

Appropriate qualifications:
to execute this job prosperously, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the expertise, skill, and/or capability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to execute the essential functions.
   » Excellent customer service focus.
   » Must have effective organizational expertise and a high attention to detail.
   » capability to interact with staff at all levels.
   » Strong interpersonal expertise.
   » capability to multi-task, prioritize needs to meet required timelines.
   » Analytical and problem-solving expertise.
   » Operates effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates eagerness to lgain and assume responsibility; displays a 'can do' approach to work; shows flexibility in response to process change and adapts to and accommodates new methods and procedures; accepts direction and feedback from manager and follows through appropriately.
   » expertise of billing, collections, and cash posting processes in a health care provider environment.
   » Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care practice a plus.
   » practice working with CPT and ICD-10.
   » expertise of medical terminology.
   » expertise of Federal, State and third party electronic claims submission, denials and reimbursement practices.
   » practice working with CMS1500 and UB04 claim forms.
   » expertise of Vision or other medical practice management systems.
   » Proficient expertise of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.

EDUCATION and/or practice:
   » High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
   » At least one of the following is required:
   » Minimum two (2) years healthcare accounts receivable practice in billing, collections, cash posting or other healthcare revenue cycle related practice.
   » Graduation from an accredited two-year college with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Healthcare Finance/Administration or related field of study.
   » Current Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS-I) from the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is preferred.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education High School
practice At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 17112937

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Erickson Living
Erickson Living is a leading developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). The lifestyle we provide to middle-earnings seniors offers an engaging social practice, comprehensive amenities and programs and a focus on health and wellness.
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