Job Description

Job Title: Billing Collections Specialist, Full-Time (Butler)
Job ID: 05974136
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: CLEARVIEW PT
Location: 1615 North Main Street Ext., Butler PA 16001

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a full-time Billing Collection Specialist in Butler, PA. The candidate will work 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

 

Purpose:
Provide for the timely control, submission, collection, and analysis of all third party payor accounts. Provide for the on-going analysis of insurance verification, billing and collection efforts to insure a timely resolution of accounts. Make sound financial decisions to facilitate the resolution of third party accounts based on the information gathered from such sources at third-party insurers, physicians, hospital personnel, governmental agencies, lawyers and patients, the Billing/Collections Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act guidelines.
  • Pursue information in an aggressive, yet highly professional manner.
  • Analyze patient accounts with respect to potential problems and develop an appropriate collection strategy.
  • Facilitate prompt resolution of accounts by communicating with all concerned parties, including third-party insurers, and patients and/or their representatives.
  • Deposits payments at bank in a secure and timely manner as needed.
  • Pursue the collection of accounts from the point of adjudication to the final resolution of the account.
  • Communicate pertinent reimbursement issues in a timely manner to Supervisor.
  • Maintain logs for month-end reporting purposes, such as potential collection problem accounts, reimbursement issues, high dollar accounts, etc.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of positive working relationships between the receivable team.
  • Interact with personnel to ensure the cooperative flow of insurance and financial information on patients.
  • Provide assistance to other department personnel as required through the direction of your supervisor.
  • Attend compliance training program as defined in the compliance training policy and assist in monitoring compliance within area of responsibility.
  • Guide and motivate people and have the expertise to recognize, analyze and resolve problems and inefficiencies in the billing/collection process.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Prefer Associates Degree in Business/Healthcare or two years experience as a secretary           
  • Three - five years experience in accounts receivable environment OR equivalent combination of education and experience           

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES & INTERPERSONAL/LANGUAGE SKILLS              

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collection skills required. Knowledge of all third-party payors (Medicare, Blue Cross, Medical Assistance, Commercial, etc.), the applicable reimbursementpractices and familiar with automated patient billing systems           
  • History of successful third-party collection skills and decision-making capabilities 
  • Ability to communicate with patients, payors, government offices, etc. through face to face, telephone and written correspondence            
  • Ability to act independently in a decisive and timely manner 
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT Coding preferred           
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred            
  • Must possess good working knowledge of grammar and general office procedures            
  • Must possess a good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software including Word and Excel            
  • The ability to use office machines (fax, copier, mail, etc.) preferred           
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate           
  • Must possess the ability to provide customer services of the quality expected of CRS employees            
  • Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit and/or facility            
  • Must be organized and possess good time management skills and able to prioritize heavy workload            
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills            
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with all personalities

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

     

    Salary Range: $14.51 to $22.15 / hour

    Union Position: No

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