Lead Accounts Receivable Representative
Ellis Medicine Business Office – Schenectady, NY
The Lead Accounts Receivable Representative will be responsible for the management of the assigned AR as well as completing special billing assignments and projects. Assist staff daily with questions or concerns and provide training to new and current staff. Achieve accurate and timely accounting of all Inpatient and Outpatient accounts receivable as set by policies and procedures. Responsible for reviewing, payments and adjustments to the patient accounting system on a daily basis, and ensuring outgoing data is accurate. Review and resolve outstanding accounts receivable with insurance companies and patients. Responsible for scheduling all payer meetings monthly or bimonthly as appropriate and tracking payer logs to ensure accuracy and timely response to and from the payers.Requirements
High School Diploma or Equivalent required, Associates degree preferred. Five (5) years of Accounts Receivable experience a hospital or healthcare setting. Must have knowledge of medical records, medical terminology and billing requirements, CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9 coding and be able to apply such coding to a descriptiveResponsibilitiesResponsible for completing special billing special billing assignments and projects.Assists staff daily with questions or concerns and provide training to current and new staff.Responsible for achieving accurate and timely accounting of all assigned Inpatient and Outpatient accounts receivable as set by policies and procedures.Responsible for reviewing payments and adjustments to the patient accounting system on a daily basis, and ensuring outgoing data is accurate. Review and resolve outstanding accounts receivable with insurance companies and patients.Claims in dispute with payers are reviewed daily to ensure the provider and payers are in agreement for appropriate claims reimbursed.Monthly meetings with all payers to continuously improve communications between provider and payer in order to resolve issues, reduce outstanding aged accounts, increase cash flow, and receive any updates on insurance regulations.Handles and processes all customer calls and written requests in Patient Financial Services (PFS) and responds in a timely manner to challenging customers, patients, insurance companies, other healthcare providers, physicians and adverse situations, in a professional and courteous manner.Facilitates in gathering accurate patient billing information.Performs collections of patients with outstanding accounts receivable. Accurately estimates the patient liability copayments, deductibles, coinsurances, deposits, etc. via obtaining accurate demographic and financial information.Receives and processes patient payments. Maintains necessary petty cash to properly service and receive payments.Answers patient inquired regarding their liability and being able to explain the variables involved.Properly receipting and forwarding all copies of patient payment receipts posting to the patients account in Sorian Financials. Perform end of day duties closing and reconciliation duties in Sorian Financials and reconcile deposit slips. Provides assistance and information on programs to assist patient and family financial issues (i.e. Medicaid Program, Uncompensated Care).Review Billing Exception Report for Revenue Management, the Medicare (FISS) and the claim scrubber (SSI) daily for data entry errors and make corrections. Notify the supervisor when a system error occurs. Log and forward to the source for correction if there is a registration error or missing claim form.Once all errors have been identified and corrected, each claim will be reviewed to verify is attachments are required for submission (i.e. Primary carrier payments, Medical Records, Workers Compensation C-4 or No Fault forms), then claims will be submitted daily to the appropriate payer as indicated.Analyze 277 rejection Reports to verify all payer denials, including eligibility denials, and edit denials.Calculate the usual and customary rate for any deductibles, coinsurance and / or adjustments according to the Professional and Technical reimbursement and contracts procedures and policies.Assist the cash posting staff with any questions in regards to payor remittances to ensure timely cash posting. Ensure appropriate Financial System transaction codes are applied to payments and allowances. Unidentified cash will be researched with the payer for correct posting, or be refunded to the payer within 30 days.Each denial will be reviewed for appropriateness and will be either corrected or billed to the next responsible party. Follow up on aging accounts with each payer within 15 to 45 days from insurance / guarantor bill date. Each account must show some activity that explains its age (i.e. Online Comment from follow up, payment arrangements, etc.).Proper correspondence to insurance companies and guarantors must be made to obtain payment status or make arrangements. All guarantor phone calls for the purpose of debt collection will be held to Customer Service standards. Complete required training as assigned. Responds promptly to customer requests, provide excellent customer service and collaborates with other departments throughout the organization.Adhere to patient privacy policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality.Additional duties as assigned.Adhere to the Making Ellis Exceptional (MEE) Behaviors & Standards and AIDET (Acknowledge, Identify, Duration, Expectation, Thank) and initiate, promote, and support change initiatives.Accomplish the days tasks as set forth by the position, policies and procedures.
procedure and/or diagnosis. Windows-based software required, including but not limited to Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word. Experience with Siemens Soarian systems and Allscripts electronic health record preferred.