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Senior Director of Accounting

We have been engaged to conduct a confidential search for a Senior Director of Accounting for our client, a regional healthcare delivery system with acute care and critical access hospitals as well an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices near Freeport, Maine.

The starting salary is up to $170k, depending on background and experience. 

The Senior Director will be able to work remotely during bad weather and at other times but will work on-site as needed.

Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

The Senior Director of Accounting will plan, develop, organize, direct and control the operation of the Accounting Department for the health system.  This includes General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Financial Analysis. They will coordinate a system level response to financial business issues.  The Senior Director of Accounting (Senor Director) will manage the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers and interface with multiple computer systems.

The Senior Director is responsible for the on-going development of the General Ledger system and will prepare financial and statistical reports and contribute to the financial policy decision-making.  They will oversee the accurate and timely reporting of financial information, payroll processing, and accounts payable processing.   The Director will oversee the development of procedures to audit data integrity and report opportunities for improvement. They will coordinate the year-end audit. The Director will directly manage the managers/supervisors of General Accounting, Payroll, and Accounts Payable, as well as Financial Analyst(s).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related industry accounting/finance experience
  • Minimum of Five years of successful managerial/supervisory experience in accounting/finance
  • Healthcare/hospital accounting/finance experience a plus
  • Public accounting experience and a CPA are strongly preferred
  • Strong technical accounting skills and GAAP experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems
  • Strong work ethic, able to meet deadlines and timetables

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of financial Executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists in the healthcare industry.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Manager, Accounting, Payroll and Taxation

We have been engaged to conduct an executive search for a Manager, Accounting, Payroll and Taxation for our client, a healthcare system with multiple hospitals as well as an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices in Lewiston, Maine.

The starting salary is up to $100k, depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the accounting functions in the Financial Reporting, Payroll, Taxation and Accounting Department including the timely and accurate completion of the month-end and year-end close of the financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as the completion of the annual external audit.

In addition, the Accounting, Payroll and Taxation Manager is responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are maintained and adhered to in support of the reliability of the internal control environment around accounting transactions. This position will also be responsible for and make recommendations around the general leger system and related processes, and support other financial analysis and accounting processes as required.

The Accounting Manager will take a strong leadership role in ensuring best practice in the accounting department, including leading the team through system and process improvement.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five (5) years of accounting experience including financial statement preparation in accordance with GAAP
  • Supervisory/Management experience a plus
  • Public accounting experience / CPA desirable
  • Strong technical accounting skills and financial analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Healthcare experience preferred

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Senior Accountant

We have been engaged to conduct the search for Senior Accountant for our client, an integrated healthcare delivery system with a flagship medical center, two rural, critical access hospitals and an extensive variety of primary and specialty care practices located in 15 communities in central, western, and mid-coast regions of Maine. They have their offices in Lewiston, ME.

The starting salary is up to $87k, depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant will:

  • Be responsible for the proper reporting of journal entries and account reconciliations for timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial statements as well as reports to management for financial decision support.
  • Prepare account analysis and be heavily involved with the annual audit.
  • Will work closely with the Payroll Supervisor to provide backup support on reporting and filing requirements.
  • interact with many departments and employees at various levels of the organization
  • Express professionalism in both written and oral communication and have a strong customer service base.

The Senior Accountant is expected to always exercise good judgment, show initiative, and be able to meet goals and objectives of the position and team.

Requirements

  • BS in Accounting. Masters and/or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years relevant accounting and financial reporting work experience required
  • 2 years in a healthcare accounting/finance environment preferred
  • public accounting experience a plus
  • Must be able to analyze the general ledger and postings, prepare and evaluate journal entries, and perform full reconciliation of required accounts
  • Experience closing the books
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Must be familiar with accounting systems, interfaces, financial reports, and how to identify and correct problems in the general ledger and statement
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Experience with Lawson GL applications and Kronos (preferred)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to provide strong customer service

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Director of Reimbursement

We have been engaged to conduct the search for Director of Reimbursement for our client, an integrated health network comprised of a major teaching hospital and several area hospitals. They are prestigious health system that is the largest health care organization in Maine and leading health care provider serving Northern New Hampshire, with offices in Portland, ME.

The starting salary range is $150 to $180k, depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

This is a permanent position but we will also consider an interim/contract Director of Reimbursement to temporarily fill the position until the new Director is selected and joins the company. The Interim Director would be on-site for a minimum of one week per month and work remotely for the remainder of the month (until cost reporting season).

The Director of Reimbursement will assist the Vice President, Reimbursement in departmental planning in order to achieve departmental goals and supervision.  They will manage a team of three Reimbursement Managers and staff of eight.

The Director will:

  • Manage the hospital’s preparation and submission of cost reimbursement reports to government and private third-party agencies.
  • Develop rate structure and monitor compliance with federal regulatory programs.
  • Monitor implications of all proposed third-party reimbursement changes.
  • Review and ensure accuracy of monthly contractuals and supporting documents and the Fiscal Year End contractuals and supporting schedules.
  • Participate in the contractual allowance portion of the Long-Range Financial Plan.
  • Manage and supervise the preparation of the annual budget for net revenue including the implementation of the annual rate increase.
  • Provide timely assistance to Service Lines and Departments that request reimbursement expertise.
  • At the System level: Coordinate, control, and manage the preparation of interim and year end cost reports and analyses related to governmental reimbursement for all of the System’s facilities.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities related to reviews and audits by the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and governmental organizations.
  • Coordinate with the Vice President to ensure the System is achieving the optimal reimbursement under existing regulations and is prepared for proposed regulations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of advanced accounting and reimbursement principles
  • High level of problem-solving skills necessary to develop and implement new procedures and techniques and prepare special and recurring reports and analyses
  • MBA or FHFMA, or CPA preferred
  • Excellent communications skills and a high level of interpersonal skills
  • Deal with complex situations with a wide variety of internal and external personnel and make fact-based presentations before groups, including regulatory agencies
  • Five to ten years of experience in reimbursement and Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting is required with at least three years of hospital financial management experience

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

 

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Director of Decision Support

We have been engaged to conduct a confidential search for a Director of Decision Support for our client, a regional healthcare delivery system with acute care and critical access hospitals as well an extensive variety of primary and specialty care physician practices. They have their offices in Lewiston, Maine.

The starting salary is up to $140k+, depending on background and experience.  There may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

The Director of Decision Support will be able to work remotely during bad weather and at other times but will be required to work on-site as needed.

Relocation assistance is available as appropriate.

The Director of Decision Support (Director) oversees Financial Decision Support (DS). The Director will develop and maintain analytical models, tools, and ad hoc analyses to support the organization’s efforts to allocate resources and forecast future financial results.

The Director will:

  • Assure integrity of the Trendstar data by coordinating the effort to eliminate errors in the systems that feed the database.
  • Develop the annual operating budget and five (5) year forecast.
  • Oversee clinical cost accounting, budget analysis and financial decision support (market share analysis, cost accounting, budget variance, statistical reporting, external comparison and areas of financial risk).
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Financial Decision Support strategic plan.
  • Conduct annual DS gap analysis, develop system functionality goals and track accomplishments.
  • Work closely with the Quality Division clinical data analysts to assure that the Trendstar database meets their needs.
  • Ensure the data elements in Trendstar are populated to provide complete statistical and clinical/financial decision support options.
  • Oversee the development of procedures to audit data integrity, report “opportunities of improvement” to the Vice President of Finance and facilitate desired outcome.
  • Keep abreast of the Trendstar feeder system changes and enhancements.
  • Oversee and facilitate elements mapped into the Trendstar database ensuring the company is utilizing the maxiimum potential from the decision support functionality.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with database management
  • Experience with Trendstar Decision Support System, AS400 functionality, Billing and Clinical Systems, Advanced Knowledge of Clinical Data Elements and Clinical Coding Process
  • Advanced user of databases, spreadsheets, graphics and statistical reporting
  • Experience with a Decision Support System and experience maintaining Hospital AS400 ADT/OC system
  • Successful management experience in financial management
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to promote effective collaboration and teamwork among individuals of multiple disciplines and across organizational boundaries

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of financial Executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists in the healthcare industry.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Omaha, NE- Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an experienced finance executive with strong strategic, business and customer service orientation to serve as the system's first Vice President, Finance. In addition to providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, decision support, the controllership function, treasury, purchasing and reimbursement, the Vice President, Finance will support and lead organizational efforts toward systemness and serve as a key strategic partner to the Chief Financial Officer and other system leaders.

Nebraska Medicine is a $1.6 billion academic and community-based health system with nearly 7,400 FTEs. In addition to the 718-bed academic medical center and a 91-bed community hospital, the organization includes an integrated faculty practice plan of over 1,000 physicians and a large ambulatory platform. Nebraska Medicine enjoys strong philanthropic support, boasts top decile safety outcomes and is embarking upon a nearly $2 billion campus renovation. To ensure the organization can be successful long term, more focused efforts around standardization and efficiency will be required to drive down the overall cost of care.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President, Finance is a newly-created position that will function as a number-two finance executive for the organization. The successful candidate will bring solid expertise in all areas of finance and accounting; a system mindset developed within complex, multi-faceted organizations; an understanding of clinical operations in addition to finance; experience with portfolio management, capital allocation and creative financial strategies; a strong commitment to team and talent development and the ability to effectively translate and present information to board members, providers, leadership and other key stakeholders to ensure an appropriate level of understanding and financial acumen across the organization.

The ideal candidate will bring experience in complex integrated delivery systems with large employed or closely-affiliated physician networks, along with an understanding of academic funds flow, grants management and physician compensation arrangements. Other backgrounds will also be seriously considered.

If you have interest or a recommendation of others, please contact Michelle Johnson, Karen Otto, or Megan Welch at 630-575-6904 or NebraskaMedVPFinance@wittkieffer.com.  

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Directors of Revenue Integrity and Reimbursement – University of Iowa Health

WittKieffer is supporting University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center, as well as, one of the best hospitals in the United States, in its search for two newly created positions within Finance and Accounting Services.

Both of these highly critical roles will report to the Senior Director, Revenue and Reimbursement.

  • The Director of Reimbursement is an experienced, proven leader responsible for the accounting, reporting and control function related to all third party reimbursement activities for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, UI Physicians and the Carver College of Medicine. The director will ensure the appropriate amount of Medicare, Medicaid and other government reimbursements are received for the University of Iowa Health Care. The ideal candidate will have a strong cost reporting background with experience overseeing reimbursements in an academic medical center setting. This will include experience working with reimbursements around organ transplants and GME programs.
  • The Director of Revenue Integrity will accomplish department objectives by managing a multi-skilled team and developing positive working relationships with both colleagues and consultancies to support the financial and operational objectives of UI Health Care. The director is responsible for supporting the revenue integrity team through the analysis and trending of revenue and usage data via custom reporting. The director is responsible for maintaining charge capture and charge reconciliation policies and procedures, and provides oversight of the charge reconciliation and revenue monitoring responsibilities, including training and education. This position ensures the charge master complies with all applicable regulatory and industry coding guidelines.

Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to Sarah Williams using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or via email, at: sarahw@wittkieffer.com . The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position. Either means of application is acceptable.

Kindly,

April Allen

502-426-2841

aallen@wittkieffer.com

Kyle Wiederhold

678-302-1570

kwiederhold@wittkieffer.com

Sarah Williams

502-709-8544

sarahw@wittkieffer.com

WittKieffer

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Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro, VT

The Position

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is accountable for the establishment and oversight of fiscal management systems for the organization.  The CFO is the lead in maintaining the institution's financial viability and ensures that all accounting practices and financial transactions are conducted in accordance with accepted accounting standards, laws and regulations governing the fiscal management of not-for-profit healthcare institutions.  This position serves as the institution's principal in-house advisor with regard to fiscal matters and in the development of fiscal policy and procedure.  The CFO will manage the operating expense budget and oversee three direct reports: Controller, Senior Director of Financial Planning, and Chief Information Officer (total staff of about 10 FTEs).

This position requires a strategic and analytical business professional and a transformational leader. Strong competencies in revenue growth, expense control, enhancing operating performance and driving accountability through the organization through the use of performance metrics, operating indicators, benchmarks and best practice data.  The CFO is responsible for the day to day financial operations of the organization including implementation and maintenance of accounting systems, revenue cycle management, operating and capital budgeting, financial planning & analysis, internal and external audits, information technology, medical records and HIPPA compliance. This executive provides financial guidance and support to operating units and administrative functions and has the ability to work within a unionized environment.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business or finance and either an MBA and/or CPA is preferred. 
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in health care financial management at a Controller, Vice President or Chief Financial Officer level.
  • Previous experience in a similar sized or larger hospital setting, an LTAC or a behavioral health environment.   Experience in a for-profit healthcare environment a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in healthcare reimbursement, budgeting, financial analysis, managed care contracting and information systems.
  • Financial turnaround and workout experience in healthcare as well as experience working in a resource constrained environment.
  • Has an understanding of hospital revenue cycle and the ability to identify challenges and areas of improvement to drive overall financial improvement and patient experience.
  • Previous experience working with a board is preferred.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is highly preferred.

The Organization

The Brattleboro Retreat (the Retreat), founded in 1834, is a private, not-for-profit, mental health and addiction treatment hospital serving Vermont and the surrounding region.   The organization provides a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for children, adults and their families through a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services.  In addition to seven inpatient units, which includes the nation’s only specialized Adult LGBTQ+ program, the Retreat also offers partial hospital and intensive outpatient services for adults, a dedicated program for uniformed service workers and residential and school programs for children and adolescents.

Nationally recognized as a leader in psychiatric and addiction care, the Brattleboro Retreat is accredited by numerous state and national organizations including The Joint Commission and the American Psychological Association.  Located in southeastern Vermont near the New Hampshire and Massachusetts borders, staff and patients enjoy a beautiful, sprawling, college-like campus within easy driving distance to the major cities and attractions of the northeast.  The Brattleboro Retreat is the 12th largest mental health provider in the nation.  With a staff that is more than 800 employees strong, they treat approximately 5,000 people a year.  In addition to its hospital services for children, adolescents, and adults, the Retreat offers:

  • The Anna Marsh Behavioral Care Outpatient Clinic
  • The Birches Treatment Center offers intensive treatment to patients with a substantial decline in functioning due to the severity of mental health and/or addiction issues
  • The Meadows Educational Center, an onsite, fully licensed K-12 school
  • The Bridges Program, a non-clinical educational alternative for at-risk adolescents
  • Starting Now, an intensive outpatient day and evening addictions program for adults
  • Abigail Rockwell Residential Center for children ages 6-13
  • Residential care for adolescents
  • Two managed care service organizations, Primarilink and Vermont Collaborative Care
  • An extensive Continuing Education Program for mental health professionals
  • The Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center
  • An LGBT specific mental health and addiction program for adults
  • An emerging adult program for young adults ages 18-26
  • Mind Body Pain Management Clinic
  • A Uniformed Service program for active and retired law enforcement, fire, military, corrections, and EMT personnel
  • Outpatient medication assisted treatment of opioid addiction with buprenorphine including the option of supervised daily dosing
  • Network provider for OneCare the State’s ACO
  • Hub and Spoke clinical model for opioid treatment
  • Support for NCQA medical homes and community health teams
  • Participation in the State’s health care reform effort

In 2019, the Retreat admitted 3,700 patients with an average length of stay of 9.9 days. There were more than 27,000 outpatient visits and 8,123 partial hospitalization visits. The facility is licensed for 149 beds.  In fiscal year 2019, the Retreat had operating revenue of $72.6 million. The facility had an operating loss of $6,192,095.  The Retreat has just a little more than $11.2 million in debt and some $5.6 million in cash and investments.  While the Retreat has continued to experience financial challenges, with strategic financial planning and legislative advocacy, the State of Vermont has continued to show a willingness to partner with the Retreat with increases in Medicaid funding rates through various programs which will help the Retreat’s sustainability going forward. The Retreat is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees.  The Board is comprised of civic leaders, working business executives, and professionals in behavioral health, law, finance, and education.  Three quarters of the workforce is represented by the United Nurses and Allied Professions.  The current contract expired in October 2019 and a new three-year contract has recently been negotiated and ratified. 

The Retreat is located in Brattleboro, Vermont.  Brattleboro is in Windham County in the southeast corner of Vermont, bordering Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the county’s largest town and cultural hub.  With a population of nearly 12,000, Brattleboro has been selected as one of the “Best Small Towns in America” for its cultural richness, artistic diversity, and political vibrancy.  It is a town noted for its spirit of openness, involvement, and community.  It is a place that embraces diversity in background, belief, and lifestyle – and where people care about each other.  The area offers exceptional recreational, educational, and cultural amenities with a reasonable cost of living and easy access to Boston, New York City, and Albany.  The Green and White Mountains, the Connecticut River, dozens of lakes and streams allow families to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing.  There are many fine schools at all levels, both public and private in the area.  Housing varies in style and size, and is affordable.  Please see the Brattleboro area Chamber of Commerce website for more details at www.brattleborochamber.org.

Inquiries, Resume Submissions and Referrals

Please forward to (email preferred) to:
Claire Connolly
Claire.Connolly@amnhealthcare.com
781-749-6410
www.amnhealthcare.com

About AMN Healthcare:

(Phillips DiPisa was acquired by AMN Healthcare in 2019)

At AMN Healthcare, we are guided by the fundamental belief that attaining and supporting the best performing healthcare leadership talent is vital to meet strategic objectives, improve patient care, enable organizational growth, and spur innovation.

We are pleased to announce that we have launched AMN Leadership Solutions. In an effort to meet the recruiting needs for all levels of leaders, physicians, and clinicians, this transition channels the full depth, experience, and resources of AMN Healthcare, B.E. Smith, and Merritt Hawkins.

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Business Manager
Beacon Health
Brewer, Maine
Job number: 69368
Full-time

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

Northern Light Health is the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine. We provide care to people from Portland to Presque Isle and from Blue Hill to Greenville. We are comprised of nine member hospitals with 584 long-term beds, a single physician-led medical group, eight nursing homes, five emergency transport members, 37 primary care locations, and we employ more than 12,000 people in Maine.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in a healthcare/insurance, business, finance or related field required.
A minimum of 5 years of accounting or financial management experience required.
5-7 years of healthcare or health insurance experience preferred.
Experience developing budgets, forecasts and analyzing business opportunities required.
Basic knowledge of health plan operations including claims handling, procedures, agency management systems and applicable insurance laws/codes a plus preferred.
Customer service experience strongly preferred.

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Enterprise Manager of Coding
Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job number: 40269

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

Education and Experience
·Health Information Technology or Health Information Administration degree preferred; at least 8 years of progressive, relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of degree
·5+ years of progressively responsible management level experience required
Licenses or Certifications
·Registered Health Information Administrator/Registered Health Information Technician Preferred
·Coding Certification required (CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P).

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Detailed knowledge of privacy and security regulations, confidentiality / HIPAA

  • Payer specific coding requirements
  • Working knowledge of Official Coding Guidelines, Medical Terminology, Classification Systems: ICD-10-CM/PCS, MS-DRG, APR-DRG, DSM and Terminologies:CPT/HCPCS, E/M
  • Knowledge of sources for local and national review policies impacting coding
  • Ability to analyze PEPPER report data and develop coding action plans

·Working knowledge of Medical Record, Health information, and Healthcare Application technology.
·Demonstrated experience in diagnosing, evaluating and developing corrective actions for problems in Coding operations.
·Able to proactively make appropriate changes in the coding operations to position NLH for healthcare reform and competition.
·Able to effect collaborative alliances and promote teamwork.
·Effective organizational, planning, controlling, scheduling and project management abilities.

  • Effective managerial and administrative abilities as applied to the management of multiple projects.
  • Effective leadership abilities.
  • Ability to positively influence change.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse people, excellent human relation skills.
  • Flexible and able to react to ever changing priorities.
  • EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Vice President of Mercy Medical Group

Northern Light Mercy Hospital

Portland, Maine

Full-time

Job number: 69414

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

 

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education: A Master's degree in Management, Accounting or Finance (or equivalent discipline) is required. Fellowship in HFMA, Certification with MGMA or ACHE is strongly desired. A minimum of seven (7) years of physician practice management experience is required in related fields to include senior management and executive level functions.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital, an acute care, non-profit hospital in Portland, Maine, is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. We advocate for a society in which all can realize their full potential and achieve the common good. We give priority to those that society ignores. The greater Portland community has come to rely on the personal care and healing focus that Northern Light Mercy Hospital provides. Northern Light Mercy provides a wide range of medical and surgical services as well as six primary care, subspecialty physician practices, and community-based programs. Northern Light Mercy Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Business Support Analyst II
Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job number: 70145

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

Northern Light Health is the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine. We provide care to people from Portland to Presque Isle and from Blue Hill to Greenville. We are comprised of nine member hospitals with 584 long-term beds, a single physician-led medical group, eight nursing homes, five emergency transport members, 37 primary care locations, and we employ more than 12,000 people in Maine.

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor's degree required. Eight years progressive, relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
•Four or more years of progressively responsible experience in revenue cycle operations or a relatable field required.

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Intermediate Accountant
Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job number: 70614

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum
·Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a four year college or university plus 3-5 years related experience in accounting, or at a minimum, associate's degree plus 5-7 years related accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·1-3 years of accounting experience with general ledger system knowledge.

Preferred
·Bachelor's Degree (Concentration in Accounting)
·Health Care Experience
·Master's Degree
·CPA or CMA

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Financial Planning Analyst
Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job number: 70643

Review full job description and apply here.

Questions: Call 207-973-7100 or email: talent@northernlight.org

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess excellent customer service, time management, and analytical skills. Written communication skills required as well as project organization. Must maintain institutional, customer and Financial Projects, Planning & Analysis department confidentiality. Ability to excel in teams and succeed in a matrix organization. Oral presentation skills a plus. Demonstrates initiative, a professional attitude and a desire toward self-improvement.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of five years accounting or financial experience required. Health care experience a plus.
  • A working knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis required. Demonstrates knowledge of projection methodologies and relationships between goals and finances. Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with all levels of management in a multi-corporate structure.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access and willingness to keep current with new computer software/technology for the continuous improvement of financial planning processes. Experience with Allscripts EPSi and Infor (Lawson) systems preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail. Shows capacity to be flexible and competent as priorities change. Demonstrated effectiveness in succeeding in a team-oriented culture required.
  • EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

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Intermediate Business Intelligence Analyst
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Full-time
Job Number: 68573

Call the Talent Acquisition Team at 207-973-7100 or email talent@northernlight.org with questions.

Job Summary:

The Intermediate BI Analyst is an analytics and visualization professional for the Business Finance and Analytics team, which will provide key information to help improve organizational outcomes, increase revenue capture and improve efficiencies to reduce cost. This position requires competency in financial, business, quality, human resource and other analytical skills with a focus on performance metrics. The primary responsibility of this role is to assist with data visualization needs and to serve as project team members and technical resources for high-visibility, complex performance improvement efforts that affect multiple members of NLH.

Job Functions & Duties

• Produces professional dashboards, reports, scorecards and other analytical tools with the highest quality and with well-documented assumptions.

• Applies appropriate tests to analytical results to provide high quality and accurate results

• Assists in data interpretation, communication and presentations around key performance indicators

• Assists in gap analysis and transforming data into useful information

• Updates scorecards and other data tools to help provide actionable information

• Assists with reviewing current processes with customers

• Performs root cause analysis to understand the business issues and summarize data challenges of the customer

• Works with senior analyst, manager and/or customers to implement improvements including design, build and testing of visualizations

• Communicates status updates, feedback, areas of improvement; provides support for inquiries or issues related to improvement

• May assist with research to diagnose and help resolve problems

• Participates in NLH System & Strategic Partner Teams as directed to provide insight into data and information relevant to specific metrics

• Analyzes results and quantifies objectives

• Assists in identifying key consultants as needed

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree plus three years of experience in a relevant technical, analytics or statistics role is required or equivalent combination of experience and education required. Master's Degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Relevant operational experience and procedural knowledge required.

• Experience with NLH Software, data and business information preferred.

• Exceptional customer service skills required.

• Two or more years researching, identifying and resolving technical issues required. Lean trained preferred.

• Knowledge of business analysis techniques preferred.

• Ability to interpret technical information into non-technical context required.

• Creative and "outside the box" problem solving skills required.

• Intermediate to advanced Microsoft software knowledge and ability to train/assist end-users required.

• Tableau experience preferred.

• Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions, work well in group problem-solving situations, and use reason when dealing with emotional topics.

• Ability speak clearly and persuasively in a variety of situations required.

• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schematic form required.

Supervision Exercised

No direct supervision. Ability to influence without express authority and to collaborate effectively. Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.

Supervision Received (ability to act independently)

Receives guidance from manager and to understand priorities and achieve established goals. Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with somewhat limited direction.

Organizational Impact

Work performed impacts targeted processes and goals of Northern Light Health.

Typical Contacts (Internal/External)

Works as part of a team but is also involved with interaction outside of the department when educating and supporting customers. Works with System members to help them achieve their best-practice process goals. Occasional travel to other sites in the Northern Light Health System will be required.

Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity required. Requires a stationary position for 80% of the work day. Dexterity with use of computer keyboard and writing implements. Must be able to work in an open office environment and possess visual and hearing acuity necessary to discern information from the telephone, computer, printed forms, written and oral instructions from coworkers and others. Light lifting of files and manuals with some bending required.

Ability to operate a computer keyboard and monitor (including laptop computer) required.

Travel to our different Northern Light Health locations and overnight stay may be occasionally required. Travel expenses and mileage reimbursement will be made in accordance with standard Northern Light Health policies in effect at the time the expenses are incurred. The employee may also be expected to travel to conferences and/or training workshops both in and out-of-state as required.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

 

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Financial Data Integrity Analyst - Intermediate
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Home Office, Brewer, Maine
Job number: 64831

QUALIFICATIONS

Possess excellent customer service, time management, and analytical skills. Written communication skills required as well as project organization. Must maintain institutional, customer and Financial Projects, Planning & Analysis department confidentiality. Ability to excel in teams and succeed in a matrix organization. Oral presentation skills a plus. Demonstrates initiative, a professional attitude and a desire toward self-improvement.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field and a minimum of five years accounting or financial experience required. Health care experience a plus. Knowledge of SQL, SQL Report Writer, Queries, etc. preferred.

A working knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis required. Demonstrates knowledge of projection methodologies and relationships between goals and finances. Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with all levels of management in a multi-corporate structure.

Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Access and willingness to keep current with new computer software/technology for the continuous improvement of financial planning processes. Experience with Allscripts EPSi and Infor (Lawson) systems preferred.

Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail. Shows capacity to be flexible and competent as priorities change. Demonstrated effectiveness in succeeding in a team-oriented culture required.

Questions: Please call 207-973-7100 or email talent@northernlight.org

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Director of Reimbursement

We have been engaged to conduct an executive search for a Director of Reimbursement for our client, a dynamic multi-hospital health system with a large physician organization and many clinic sites located a little west of Boston, MA.  They have over 600,000 encounters each year at their ambulatory sites and over 110,000 Emergency Department visits. They are a large Safety Net Hospital.  Their offices are in Malden, MA.

The Director of Reimbursement will oversee the full range of reimbursement functions: cost reporting, audit, appeals, interim rate and settlement calculations, net revenue projections annually and monthly and the associated detail analysis.  Responsible for upper federal limit calculations, month end closings, Epic dashboards and Epic Contract Manager.

The starting salary is up to $150k, depending on background and experience. There may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

Relocation Assistance is available as appropriate.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all reimbursement-related regulations, hospital reporting requirements, and contractual agreements with third parties
  • 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in healthcare finance with heavy concentration in financial reporting and analysis, accounting systems in the reimbursement area in a complex healthcare environment
  • Broad experience in spreadsheet and database management applications
  • Financial and other operational systems to control data collection and reporting activities
  • 5 years healthcare finance management experience
  • Epic system experience
  • Proven problem-solver with the interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels both inside and outside the system
  • Strong presentation and communication skills

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

Matthew O’Brien
The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com
860-742-1555

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Contract Officer

We have been engaged to conduct the search for a Contract Officer for our client, Connecticut’s largest healthcare system with over 2,400 beds that includes hospitals, physicians and related health services throughout Connecticut and into New York and Rhode Island.  Their offices are in New Haven, CT.

The starting salary is up to $140k plus bonus, depending on background and experience. Their may be some flexibility for an outstanding candidate.

Our client offers an excellent and comprehensive benefit package.

Relocation assistance will be considered as appropriate.

The Contract Officer reports to the Vice President, Payer Relations for the Health System.  The Contract Officer will be responsible for directing and overseeing the health plan contracting, contract implementation, and ongoing contract management for the Health System including the flagship Medical Center, teaching and community hospitals, and non-hospital entities.  The Contract Officer will deal with external constituents, including managed care payers, employers, third party administrators and insurance companies, as well as internal constituents within the System, including the System Business Office, Finance and senior managers of the hospital(s).  Contracts are negotiated and coordinated in conjunction with the VP and SVP, Payer Relations.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate with managed care organizations and/or insurers to obtain provider services agreements that advance the profitable growth of the Health System.  The majority of the agreements will be negotiated by the Contract Officer or their designee.  Some major agreements may be negotiated in conjunction with the VP/SVP, Payer Relations.
  • Ensure that provider services agreements can be supported and key deliverables or performance targets are upheld in advance to committing the organization to their terms.
  • Responsible for delivering critical information concerning covered services, par providers, carve-outs and fee schedules to affected internal clients in a timely manner; facilitate clear and unequivocal communications between contractors and health system clientele as necessary to ensure smooth implementation of agreements.
  • Maintain keen awareness of the external business environment and most-likely prospects garnering new payer agreements and/or favorable payment provisions.
  • Supports the hospital’s quality program initiatives and ensures that the relevant standards are upheld in all contracting ventures.
  • Cultivates effective partnerships with internal hospital and health system colleagues to present a cohesive and proactive team approach to meeting client needs.
  • The Contract Officer will routinely negotiate with senior executives at major health plans and includes hospital, professional, behavioral health, transplant, burn and all other services delivered by the Health System.
  • Assist the VP/SVP, Payer Relations with development of overall Health System managed care strategy and assist in the implementation of that strategy.
  • Assist the VP/SVP, Payer Relations in the development and implementation of the necessary health care reform initiatives as directed by the Health System Executive Leadership Group.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • Minimum of 6 years contracting experience in progressively responsible management roles within a health care setting.
  • Solid understanding of managed care, payment approaches, risk and capitation and managed care knowledge and experience negotiating managed care contracts
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent negotiation and partnering skills
  • Ability to make tough decisions with confidence
  • Operational understanding of planning and marketing, finance, business office systems, human resources, hospital operations and medical staff leadership
  • Political savvy, strong ethics and teamwork skills

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

 

Matthew O’Brien
The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com
860-742-1555

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University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, seeks a Reimbursement Analyst.

Position Summary: 

The Reimbursement Analyst is responsible for government payer reimbursement related to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE/CHAMPUS, specifically completion of the annual Medicare Cost Report (among other government reports) and staying current on all government regulatory changes and Federal and State proposals to change reimbursement methodologies and payment systems.

Education:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in finance, accounting or related field. Advanced degree or significant related experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities were acquired may be considered.

Experience:

A minimum of three years experience in health care reimbursement or finance. Working knowledge of healthcare reimbursement with direct practical knowledge of Medicare Cost Report filings and audits for an institution with multiple ancillary disciplines highly desired.

To apply, please use our online application system: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0020857&Title=Reimbursement%20Analyst&utm_source=HFMA%20Maine&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Admin%20-%20Reimbursement%20Analyst

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. We proudly offer a non-smoking work environment. The UVM Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protective veteran status.

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Senior Reimbursement Analyst

We have been engaged to conduct the search for Senior Reimbursement Analyst for our client, an integrated healthcare delivery system with a flagship medical center, two rural, critical access hospitals and an extensive variety of primary and specialty care practices and specialty care practices located in 15 communities in central, western, and mid-coast regions of Maine.  They have their offices in Lewiston, ME.

The starting salary is up to $95k depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available.

Under the direction of the Reimbursement Manager, the Senior Reimbursement Analyst is responsible for the reporting, analysis, and monitoring of third-party reimbursements.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and file Medicare and Medicaid Cost Reports for hospitals in the system as well as the Home Office report
  • Work with Medicare auditors, Medicaid auditors, and other third parties to ensure that settlements are complete and accurate
  • Prepare monthly adjusting entries for the contractual allowances and third-party receivables and payables, and explain deductions from net revenue variances to budget
  • Prepare budget for deductions from net revenue
  • Identify, communicate, and assist with resolution of systemic issues causing incorrect reimbursement by maintaining and utilizing contract management software and other net revenue analysis by payer
  • Complete Ad Hoc analysis as assigned by the Reimbursement Manager

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of healthcare finance experience
  • Experience preparing and filing Medicare and Medicaid hospital cost reports
  • Experience analyzing and reporting net revenue calculations and budgets
  • Strong analytical skills needed to compile, summarize and draw conclusions from financial and statistical data
  • Knowledge of Medicare law and State of Maine law related to reimbursement
  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret Medicare law, regulations, and published guidance
  • Solid Excel skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

 

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning

We have been engaged to conduct the search for Senior Financial Analyst, Planning for our client, an integrated healthcare delivery system with a flagship medical center, two rural, critical access hospitals and an extensive variety of primary and specialty care practices and specialty care practices located in 15 communities in central, western, and mid-coast regions of Maine.  They have their offices in Lewiston, ME.

The starting salary is up to $95k depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available.

The Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning will manage specific assigned responsibilities as it relates to budgets, financial reporting, and financial planning.  They will support and assure accurate preparation of operating budgets, serve as financial consultant for operational departments and Service Lines, and assist in the preparation of the monthly financial statement presentation. The Senior Financial Planning Analyst will assist in the annual operating and capital budget process and ongoing variance and financial reporting.

Responsibilities

  • Identify substantial performance improvement opportunities at the project level
  • Translate outcomes into supporting analysis for fiscal impact forecasts, budgets, utilization and/or actual fiscal outcomes
  • Prepare forecasting models using multiple forecasting methods
  • Work individually and as part of multi-discipline teams on projects varying in size and scope from short-term ad-hoc requests to long-term strategic initiatives while collaborating with other Departments
  • Collect and analyze financial, utilization, health care and quality data; preparing reports, analyses, and forecasts in support of clinical, operational and budgetary initiatives; and general ledger and transactional claims reconciliations
  • Work with Directors, Managers, and Department Chiefs to identify and develop opportunities enhance revenue and limit expenses through Results Management Initiatives
  • Develop performance tracking reports and work closely with Directors and Managers in the timely completion and distribution of such reports
  • Provide general financial and analytical support to Director of Business Intelligence as needed

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Finance or Business Administration with a healthcare focus or similar education
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive responsibility in healthcare finance, and a proven ability with business plan development required
  • High integrity, honesty, objectivity, and exceptional relationship skills as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with people at all levels are required
  • Excellent oral communications and presentation skills when dealing with all levels of the organization
  • The ability to make informed decisions based on an analysis of information and data, the capacity for constant learning and critical thinking, and a proven ability to effect positive changes in the healthcare environment

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

 

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555

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Senior Accountant

We have been engaged to conduct the search for Senior Accountant  for our client, an integrated healthcare delivery system with a flagship medical center, two rural, critical access hospitals and an extensive variety of primary and specialty care practices and specialty care practices located in 15 communities in central, western, and mid-coast regions of Maine.  They have their offices in Lewiston, ME.

The starting salary is up to $80k+ depending on background and experience.

Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities

The Senior Accountant will:

  • Be responsible for the proper reporting of journal entries and account reconciliations for timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial statements as well as reports to management for financial decision support.
  • Prepare account analysis and be heavily involved with the annual audit.
  • Will work closely with the Payroll Supervisor to provide backup support on reporting and filing requirements.
  • interact with many departments and employees at various levels of the organization
  • Express professionalism in both written and oral communication and have a strong customer service base.

The Senior Accountant is expected to always exercise good judgment, show initiative, and be able to meet goals and objectives of the position and team. 

Requirements

  • BS in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience including at least 2 years in a healthcare finance environment
  • Must be able to analyze the general ledger and postings, prepare and evaluate journal entries, and perform full reconciliation of required accounts
  • Must be familiar with accounting systems, interfaces, financial reports, and how to identify and correct problems in the general ledger and statement
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Experience with Lawson GL applications and Kronos (preferred)
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and desire to provide strong customer service

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of healthcare financial executives, VPs, directors, Managers and Specialists.

For more information about this opportunity please contact:

 

Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555
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