Billing Specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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Job Description


Performs daily billing and collection activities to contribute to efficient and service-oriented Business Office Become proficient and responsible for payer/funder billing guidelines, contract terms, and billing submissions date deadlines. Continually look for innovative system enhancements for workflows and task. Consistently review and reduce AR to meet departmental metrics. Strive to meet departmental monthly cash metrics. Provide support to Business Office supervisor and manager with daily billing and collection operations. Maintain overall knowledge of financial system functions. Monitor person served profiles i.e. rep payee, days absent.

Essential Responsibilities

* In accordance with established billing and collection procedures and general ledger revenue code assignments, performs a variety of activities to collect and document cash receipts due to the organization on a timely basis and to minimize outstanding accounts. Obtains information necessary; e.g., current census and Program attendance data, from Program Managers and Program Directors to bill each person served in specific Programs.

* Updates specific program data on record in Business Office; e.g., new admissions, discharges, payments, education and residential allotments, account numbers, etc., as continually provided by Program Managers and Program Directors to ensure the maintenance of accurate and complete billing and collection records. This would be accomplished either manually or with automation.

* Generates bills to persons served/funders based on established rate schedules for services rendered in specific programs. Appropriately applies discounts, special funding arrangements, etc. to accurately reflect payments due to the organization.

* Maintains calendar tickler system or automated flow to follow-up on pre-determined payment arrangements; communicates with source funders to ensure timely payments; monitors payments received and updates billing and collection records appropriately.

* Interacts with representatives of persons served, third-party payers/source funders, trustees, parents, guardians, etc., regarding delinquent accounts and takes appropriate follow-up actions to include assignment to collection agencies, special adjustments, and/or write-offs. Coordinates the collection process for outstanding cash receipts with supervisor/manager to minimize outstanding accounts.

Education & Experience Qualifications

* High school diploma or equivalent required plus a minimum of 3 years of business office or related healthcare experience, preferably within a physicians' office hospital setting, education, and residential billing.

* BA in a related field preferred.

* Experience with CoCentrix a plus.

* The successful applicant will be proficient in Excel, and other Microsoft Applications, including Word and Outlook