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Billing Collections Specialist, Full-Time (McKeesport)

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a full-time Billing Collections Specialist. This position will be based out of McKeesport, PA. The candidate will work Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m The ideal candidate will have three - five years of accounts receivable experience. 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           

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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