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 Note: Job Postings are listed for 180 days unless asked to be removed

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Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Job Number: 63668
To apply: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/63668/Accounts%20Receivable%20Supervisor

Job Summary
This position is responsible for supervising the claims and AR resolution of the EMHS Patient Account Services in a Centralized Business Office environment. This position is responsible for the claims and AR resolution processes in accordance with regulatory and contractual obligations. This position works directly with management to ensure the people, processes, and technology are in agreement with the functionality for an optimum revenue cycle workflow. In addition, this position is accountable that all responsibilities are in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws; including metrics related to productivity and quality. This position works closely with management in the revenue cycle within EMHS to provide appropriate claims and AR resolution oversight and feedback that ensures EMHS's continued success in revenue cycle management.

Education and Experience
•Associate's degree and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience required OR in lieu of degree, at least 3 years of working experience in a healthcare revenue cycle business management role.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Detailed knowledge of claims and AR resolution operations in a healthcare setting; multiple hospitals/physician practices preferred.
•Knowledge of medical terminology, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and International Classification of Disease (ICD) preferred.
•Must possess strong supervisory and problem solving skills.
•Working knowledge of all areas of the revenue cycle.
•Excellent professional communication skills; both oral and written.
•Ability to analyze financial and operating information to facilitate decision making.
•Proficient with Microsoft business applications.
•Experience with EMHS patient accounting software is preferred.
•Customer oriented.
•Demonstrated ability to lead teams, complete time sensitive projects and work both independently and collaboratively.
•Flexible and able to lead change within department.

Essential Functions

People
•In collaboration with the Manager, maintain high quality employees by way of recruiting, selecting, orienting, hiring, and regularly assessing quality of work.
•Supervise designated business office personnel.
•Provide employee performance feedback to the Manager and assist in the completion of the employee's evaluation.
•Under the direction of the Manager, all employees with an identified performance opportunity are promptly counseled and communicated to timely.
•Mentor direct reports while developing a succession plan.
•Ensure employees are adequately trained, supported, and coached for the development of the department and the individual's professional growth.

Service
•Work closely by way of problem solving with peers and other revenue cycle departments to address payer issues or changes that directly impact the accounts receivable.

Quality
•Ensure departmental procedures and performance standards are in place and adhered to consistently.
•Advises the Manager of issues which may require attention, and makes recommendations to changes needed.
•Assess staffing needs on a regular basis to ensure workflows are at the highest quality efficient levels.

Finance
•Supervision of all daily operations of the claims and AR resolution team.
•Supervise and monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis the key performance indicators to identify trends and recommend solutions.
•Assist in the development of team goals and objectives that adhere to the department and EMHS's financial performance objectives.
•Provide key and relevant information to the Manager for the fiscal month summary of changes in the accounts receivable.

Growth
•Maintains personal knowledge base of current managed care trends, reimbursement methodologies, and other important payer payment factors.
•Maintain the knowledge of payer policies; attend local, regional, or national conferences/seminars to remain current.
•Certified Revenue Cycle Professional certificate within two years of employment.

Community
•Demonstrate departmental desire to provide community benefits by way of charitable events or contribution outside the four walls of the department.

Organizational Values
Passion: We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do.
Integrity: We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons.
Partnership: Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone.
Accountability: We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an ever changing environment.
Innovation: We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission.
Respect: We respect the dignity, worth and rights of others.

Safety Requirements
•Assist in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk or injury to employees, patients, or visitors
•All accidents and incidents are reported by employees within 24 hours and supervisor to submit properly investigated report timely
•Ergonomic evaluations are completed as needed
•When appropriate, assist and support with the return of all workers with work related injuries and illness to gainful employment

Physical Demands
•Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally, sitting most of the time, and only brief periods of standing and walking.
•Requires the ability to travel to member organizations as needed

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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Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Full-time
Northern Light Inland Hospital
Waterville, Maine
Job Number: 65496
To apply:  https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/65496/Accounts%20Receivable%20Supervisor

 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supervising the claims and AR resolution of the Northern Light Health Patient Account Services in a Centralized Business Office environment. This position is responsible for the claims and AR resolution processes in accordance with regulatory and contractual obligations. This position works directly with management to ensure the people, processes, and technology are in agreement with the functionality for an optimum revenue cycle workflow. In addition, this position is accountable that all responsibilities are in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws; including metrics related to productivity and quality. This position works closely with management in the revenue cycle within Northern Light Health to provide appropriate claims and AR resolution oversight and feedback that ensures Northern Light Health's continued success in revenue cycle management.

Education and Experience

·Associate's degree required; at least 3 years of working experience in a healthcare revenue cycle business management role in lieu of degree.

·3+ years of supervisory experience required.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·Detailed knowledge of claims and AR resolution operations in a healthcare setting; multiple hospitals/physician practices preferred.

·Knowledge of medical terminology, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and International Classification of Disease (ICD) preferred.

·Must possess strong supervisory and problem solving skills.

·Working knowledge of all areas of the revenue cycle.

·Excellent professional communication skills; both oral and written.

·Ability to analyze financial and operating information to facilitate decision making.

·Proficient with Microsoft business applications.

·Experience with Northern Light Health patient accounting software is preferred.

·Customer oriented.

·Demonstrated ability to lead teams, complete time sensitive projects and work both independently and collaboratively.

·Flexible and able to lead change within department.

Essential Functions

People

·In collaboration with the Manager, maintain high quality employees by way of recruiting, selecting, orienting, hiring, and regularly assessing quality of work.

·Supervise designated business office personnel.

·Provide employee performance feedback to the Manager and assist in the completion of the employee's evaluation.

·Under the direction of the Manager, all employees with an identified performance opportunity are promptly counseled and communicated to timely.

·Mentor direct reports while developing a succession plan.

·Ensure employees are adequately trained, supported, and coached for the development of the department and the individual's professional growth.

Service

·Work closely by way of problem solving with peers and other revenue cycle departments to address payer issues or changes that directly impact the accounts receivable.

Quality

·Ensure departmental procedures and performance standards are in place and adhered to consistently.

Advises the Manager of issues which may require attention, and makes recommendations to changes needed.

·Assess staffing needs on a regular basis to ensure workflows are at the highest quality efficient levels.

Finance

·Supervision of all daily operations of the claims and AR resolution team.

·Supervise and monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis the key performance indicators to identify trends and recommend solutions.

·Assist in the development of team goals and objectives that adhere to the department and Northern Light Health's financial performance objectives.

·Provide key and relevant information to the Manager for the fiscal month summary of changes in the accounts receivable.

Growth

·Maintains personal knowledge base of current managed care trends, reimbursement methodologies, and other important payer payment factors.

·Maintain the knowledge of payer policies; attend local, regional, or national conferences/seminars to remain current.

·Certified Revenue Cycle Professional certificate within two years of employment.

Community

·Demonstrate departmental desire to provide community benefits by way of charitable events or contribution outside the four walls of the department.

Organizational Values

Passion: We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do.

Integrity: We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons.

Partnership: Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone.

Accountability: We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an ever changing environment.

Innovation: We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission.

Respect: We respect the dignity, worth and rights of others.

Safety Requirements

·Assist in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk or injury to employees, patients, or visitors

·All accidents and incidents are reported by employees within 24 hours and supervisor to submit properly investigated report timely

·Ergonomic evaluations are completed as needed

·When appropriate, assist and support with there turn of all workers with work related injuries and illness to gainful employment

Physical Demands

·Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally, sitting most of the time, and only brief periods of standing and walking.

·Requires the ability to travel to member organizations as needed

Note: the duties listed above reflect the majority of the essential duties of this job and does not, nor is it intended to, reflect all essential duties that may be required for an incumbent in this job to perform.

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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Enterprise Manager of Chargemaster
Northern Light Health
Full-time
Brewer, Maine
Job number: 61964
 
To apply: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/61964/Enterprise%20Manager%20of%20Chargemaster
 
Job Summary

Under the direction of the AVP of Revenue Integrity, the Manager of Enterprise Chargemaster leads and provides direction to the Revenue Integrity department. This role includes oversight on all activities related to CDM management, charge capture, strategic pricing, and revenue reconciliation. Provides expertise and serves as a liaison to third-party agencies/vendors, internal departments, organizational members, and the communities we serve. Contributes to the success of the organization by complying with standards, expectations, and core values; continuously pursuing professional development; and performing other duties as needed.

Education and Experience

·Bachelor's degree required

·Five (5)years of progressively responsible management level experience in a similar size and scope organization or system.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·Strong understanding of hospital revenue cycle industry best practices and financial measures.

·Strong understanding of governments and commercial payer regulations related to hospital revenue cycle.

·5+ years of hospital chargemaster experience

·Strong management and problem solving skills.

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·Ability to manage multiple projects and affective prioritization.

·Ability to analyze financial and operating information to facilitate decision making.

·Proficient with Microsoft business applications.

·Customer oriented.

·Demonstrated ability to lead teams, complete time sensitive projects and work both independently and collaboratively.

·Ability to monitor and manage various third-party relationships

·Flexible and able to lead change within department.

Essential Functions

People

·Provides direction and workload to staff toward the optimization and integrity of enterprise-wide chargemaster, strategic pricing, charge capture, billing and reimbursement.

·Works collaboratively with peer managers to assure the integrity of enterprise-wide revenue, to focus on standardization and metrics based performance guidelines.

·Continually mentors staff to develop and hone skills toward subject matter expertise, individual professional growth, efficiency and quality of work.

·Maintains high quality employees by way of recruiting, selecting, orienting, hiring, and regularly assessing quality of work.

·Complete all employee evaluations timely and accurately.

·Communicates with and counsels all employees with an identified performance opportunity promptly.

Service

·Contributes to process improvement initiatives within the enterprise revenue cycle by recognizing process improvement opportunities, anticipating and proposing opportunities, engaging stakeholders, conducting root cause analyses and developing and executing plans to achieve best practice.

·Contributes to the development and maintenance of policies and education.

·Facilitate communication and promote integrated operations between Patient Access Services functions, HIM/Coding, Revenue Integrity, CDI, Patient Financial Services, and Business Support Services functions, and other departments within the Member Organizations and health system.

Quality

·Maintains working knowledge of industry best practices, guiding principles, regulatory mandates, and payer requirements and shares knowledge with key stakeholders.

·Develops key performance indicators and measurable goals to promote accountability within the revenue cycle. Monitors outcomes and defines real-time accountability responses to negative variances.

·Maintains the guiding principles and policies related to charge capture and CD management in accordance with current regulatory guidance.

·Offers strategic and technical expertise to identify and improve financial opportunities in revenue cycle operations.

·Contributes to the development and maintenance of policies and procedures.

·Assess staffing needs on a regular basis to ensure workflows are at the highest quality efficient levels.

·Ensure that the overall operations of assigned services promote effective interdisciplinary teamwork that results in high quality, cost effective, and coordinated services which are responsive to the needs of patients, physicians, employees, Revenue Cycle administration, other leaders, and appropriate external organizations.

·Manages, coordinates, and champions multiple initiatives across the organization--including system go-lives--in order to improve processes and support the revenue cycle mission.

Finance

·Collaborates with enterprise-wide financial leadership to maintain strategic pricing.

·Develop& track team goals and objectives that adhere to the department and EMHS's financial performance objectives.

Growth

·Maintains personal knowledge base of current industry best practices

·Attends local, regional, or national conferences/seminars to remain current.

Community

·Demonstrate departmental desire to provide community benefits by way of charitable events or contribution outside the four walls of the department.

·Act as a liaison for both internal and external customers and facilitate communication across the system.

Organizational Values

Passion: We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do.

Integrity: We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons.

Partnership: Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone.

Accountability: We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an everchanging environment.

Innovation: We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission.

Respect: We respect the dignity, worth and rights of others.

Safety Requirements

·Assist in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk or injury to employees, patients, or visitors

·All accidents and incidents are reported by employees within 24 hours and supervisor to submit properly investigated report timely

·Ergonomic evaluations are completed as needed

·When appropriate, assist and support with the return of all workers with work related injuries and illness to gainful employment

Physical Demands

·Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally, sitting most of the time, and only brief periods of standing and walking.

·Requires the ability to travel to member organizations as needed

Note: the duties listed above reflect the majority of the essential duties of this job and does not, nor is it intended to, reflect all essential duties that may be required for an incumbent in this job to perform.

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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Enterprise Financial Clearance Manager
Northern Light Health
Full-time
Orono, Maine
Job number 62491

To review the full job description and access our online application, use this link: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/62491/Enterprise%20Financial%20Clearance%20Manager

If you have questions, please call 207-973-7100 or email – talent@northernlight.org.

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If you are interested in advancing your career in one of the region’s most dynamic and best-regarded health care systems, Northern Light Health, in Brewer, Maine has full time openings for Revenue Cycle Informaticists.

Job Summary

The Revenue Cycle Informaticist (RCI) facilitates the integration of Information Systems (IS) and knowledge to support revenue cycle healthcare staff in decision making, design, education and implementation of Northern Light Health's clinically driven revenue cycle.  The primary role of the RI is to serve as a liaison between IS and revenue cycle/financial operations and other stakeholders to educate, support, facilitate change and assure optimal use and evolution of Northern Light Health healthcare information technology (HIT) assets. This individual is expected to exercise discretion and judgment with minimal supervision while conducting training and assisting with parts of a project or process within the department. It is important this person understands, technically, how systems interrelate with other departmental systems applications.  This position partners with Member Organizations, revenue cycle and clinical leadership in providing the analysis of workflow process (current and future state) and gap identification required to support the application that will automate or improve upon the current system.  The RCI works with a team on phases of application implementation, systems analysis, and assists with preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written.  It is expected that of all revenue cycle training materials including technology, policies, and procedures will be routinely reviewed and periodically updated. 

The RCI will support the entire Revenue Cycle and various Workgroups.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree or higher in business, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or equivalent experience (8 years of revenue cycle experience preferably in a multi-facility system)

Two (2) years of experience in revenue cycle/financial, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or accounting/business background preferred

Apply here: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/60123/Revenue%20Cycle%20Informaticist%20RCI

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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HEYWOOD HEALTHCARE, GARDNER, MA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Heywood Healthcare seeks a dynamic finance executive to join the organization as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This key senior leader is responsible for the financial stewardship and direction for Heywood Healthcare and its entities through effective business leadership, strategy development, internal controls, operating and capital budget development, strategic financial planning, monitoring and management.

Heywood Healthcare is an independent, $160M community owned healthcare system, comprised of Heywood Hospital, a 134-bed non-profit, acute care hospital located in Gardner, Massachusetts; Athol Hospital, a 21-bed critical access hospital located in Athol, Massachusetts; Heywood Medical Group, with over 50 physicians and advanced practice providers located throughout the region; The Quabbin Retreat, a behavioral health and addiction treatment campus in Petersham, Massachusetts; Heywood Rehabilitation Center in Gardner; and the Winchendon Health Center and Murdock School-based Health Center in Winchendon, Massachusetts.

The CFO will function as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and to the executive leadership team.  The CFO will establish strong relationships throughout Heywood Healthcare in order to promote teamwork; he/she will drive business initiatives and lead the finance function to provide proactive guidance, consultation and support to the operations team in the attainment of their business objectives and financial performance commitments. The CFO will be responsible for monitoring and managing the financial performance of the organization and its operations through metrics and benchmarks.  He/she will lead Heywood Healthcare in the realization of improved and responsive business analysis, planning, and controls in order to provide actionable solutions to the demands of today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

The CFO plays an active role with the Board of Trustees.  In addition to staffing the Board Finance Committee, the CFO interacts with the Board at large and directly with most other committees. 

While maintaining the high quality and accuracy of the organization’s internal financial and accounting control systems, the CFO will be called on to provide financial leadership, creativity, and vision.  He/she will focus on critical financial issues, develop a clear picture, and work with the team to develop accurate reporting.  The CFO will help to better position this complex healthcare organization in achieving its strategic objectives.

The Chief Financial Officer must be strategic in perspective, yet have a firm handle on finance operations, understand the business of healthcare services delivery, and desire a strong operational role in the business.  The Chief Financial Officer will provide the vision and leadership for all company financial planning and activities supporting business. Specific requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (accounting/finance) is required.   A CPA and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ten years or more of site-level or system-level senior financial management experience within a large, complex, multi-institutional healthcare provider organization. 
  • Knowledge of the healthcare environment and key issues associated with hospitals, ambulatory care and physician alignment, and ACOs in addition to an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of healthcare finance and strategic financial planning.
  • Financial leadership experience within a hospital is necessary; working in union environment is critical.
     

Contact:
Claire Connolly
Phillips DiPisa
claire.connolly@phillipsdipisa.com 
781-749-6410

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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 Director, Corporate Accounting.

Position Summary:

The Director of Accounting is responsible for the overall production of the organizations monthly financial statements, monthly internal reporting of financial results relative to budget, in conjunction with the Director of Budget and Analysis, and the coordination of the independent audit. He/she is responsible for monitoring and maintaining financial information in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), maintaining compliance with the AICPA's Health Care Audit Guide, and staying current with all financial pronouncements. He/she is responsible for managing the organizations accounting software applications and interfaces. He/She is responsible for all tax compliance issues affecting UVM Medical Center and its subsidiaries including the timely filing of the Form 990 and all required schedules. He/she directs the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Accounting, Accounts Payable, Grants Management and Payroll Departments.

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting required. MBA strongly preferred. CPA or similar professional designation preferred.

Experience:

Eight to twelve years of accounting experience. Previous experience should include financial statement preparation and analysis. Experience managing and supervising accounting or financial personnel is required, including oversight of the Accounts Payable and Payroll functions.

The Organization:

The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of a six-hospital network, a home health and hospice agency, and medical group serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. The University of Vermont Health Network is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high quality academic health care for a rural region.

Apply at:

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0015976&Title=Director%2C%20Corporate%20Accounting&utm_source=HFMA%20-%20Maine%20Chapter&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Leadership%20-%20Director%20-%20Corporate%20Accounting

University of Vermont Medical Center offers a comprehensive benefits package and encourages professional growth.  University of Vermont Medical Center proudly offers a non-smoking work environment.  We are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Reimbursement Manager

The Confidential Search Company is an executive recruiting firm with over twenty-five years of experience placing healthcare financial and administrative Executives, VPs. Directors, Managers and specialists.

We are conducting an executive search for a Reimbursement Manager for our client, the University of Vermont Medical Center, the flag ship academic medical center of a multi-hospital health network with several community and critical access hospitals serving Vermont and northern New York.  This position is based in Burlington, VT located on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

Salary range:  $81,611 to $129,896.                                          

Excellent benefit package.

Relocation assistance is available.

This position has the potential to grow into a larger network role over time.

The Reimbursement Manager will be responsible for all aspects of third party government payer reimbursement functions, including Medicare Cost Report filings/audits/appeals and keeping current on all Federal and State government regulatory payment changes for the Academic, Community, and Critical Access Hospitals within the Health Network. They will also complete the Health Network Medicare Home Office cost report.

The Reimbursement Manager will manage all projects and staff associated with the Reimbursement function at the medical center or any of the other hospitals within the Health Network.  They have direct oversight for Reimbursement Analysts and have the authority to act independently to make decisions and judgments regarding reimbursement matters under his scope of authority.

The Reimbursement Manager will manage all aspects of cost report filings/audits, as well as appeal processes with the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary/MAC.  They will manage the daily operation of the Reimbursement area.

  • Provide support and guidance to Reimbursement Analysts in the detailed preparation of annual Medicare cost reports and the annual health system Home Office Medicare cost report
  • Provide support and guidance in the preparation of the Occupational Mix report every three years as required by CMS
  • Performs a detailed review of the Medicare cost report prior to presentation to Senior Management for certification and signature
  • Identify issues and or errors that may require filing amended cost reports
  • Provide support and guidance in the detailed preparation of the annual Vermont State Disproportionate Share filing
  • Provides support and guidance in the administration and compilation of organization-wide physician time study system
  • Maintain expert knowledge of reimbursement rules, regulations, and policies, with the ability to articulate all financial implications as well as the impact on coding/billing and other functional areas
  • Maintain and coordinate the Anticipated Final Settlements schedule

Our ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of direct provider experience in an Academic Medical Center and/or in a Critical Access Center but know both systems. The Manager will provide guidance, strategy, and vision and will communicate well across the network affiliates. Medicaid experience in New York State is a definite plus. Leadership experience over direct reports in a reimbursement capacity and experience working within a healthcare system is also strongly preferred.

They are going live on the Epic Revenue Cycle modules and billing system in 11/2019. Epic experience would be a bonus.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years in health care finance or reimbursement required
  • 4 years of direct practical experience with Medicare Cost Report filings and audits for a health care system and/or Academic Medical Center
  • Experience with Vermont and New York State cost filings preferred
  • Experience with cost filings for Critical Access Hospitals preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Highly polished analytical skills with the ability to provide high-level summaries and explanations based on detailed analytics
  • Ability to distill complex issues into laymen’s terms
  • Manage multiple high priority tasks at once and successfully prioritize and meet deadlines

  All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

 Interested candidates should send their resume to:

 Matthew O’Brien

The Confidential Search Company

ConfSearch@aol.com

860-742-1555 or 800-222-2729
 

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Chief Financial Officer
Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC)
Lowell, MA

Lowell CHC is a federally qualified health center that provides primary care, behavioral health, dental and eye care services to the people of the Greater Lowell area. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a key member of the Senior Leadership team, the CFO will first and foremost be a partner in the strategic leadership of Lowell Community Health Center. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, passionate, driven financial leader to be part of a thriving, forward-thinking provider organization that is dedicated to providing quality and culturally appropriate health services to the people of Greater Lowell, regardless of their financial status.

The Position

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversees and directs treasury, billing, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, billing, collections, accounts payable, payroll and fixed assets, facilities and insurance activities for the organization.
  • Supports procedures necessary to afford adequate accounting controls and in providing timely analytics and external reporting to stakeholders and financial partners including oversight of revenue cycle processes (e.g., Registration, Health Benefits, Billing, Collections).
  • Appraises the organization’s financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports to assist in the management of the organization.
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.  Including meeting regulatory requirements as issued by State and Federal offices.  Assists in the preparation of grant applications when required.
  • Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization’s policies and operations.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a highly ethical, intelligent financial executive who possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, analytical and strategic-thinking ability, as well as a strong command of financial principles.  The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively-responsible experience with several years of senior level financial management/ leadership experience.
  • Prior experience working within a healthcare provider organization (i.e. community health center, community hospital, multi-specialty provider group practice, etc) with exposure to community health services is preferred; applicants with experience on the health insurer side and/or consulting arena are also encouraged to apply.
  • Embraces the linguistically and ethnically diverse patient population and staff. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 The Organization

With a focus on culturally appropriate care, Lowell CHC serves individuals and families who are medically underserved, uninsured, and are low income.  Lowell CHC has more than 60 medical, behavioral, eye care and dental health providers. The Health Center has an overall workforce of more than 470 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $50 million. Lowell CHC is a strategic partner of Circle Health and Wellforce Care Plan (an accountable care organization for the state’s MassHealth program). 

Lowell CHC serves a linguistically and racially diverse population. As of 2018, 38% of Lowell CHC’s patient population is best served in a language other than English.  Lowell CHC also operates the Metta Health Center which serves as a welcoming place for members of the city's Southeast Asian community and other refugee populations. The Metta Health Center is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s first fully integrated East Meets West health care facilities. Lowell CHC is also a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, achieving Joint Commission accreditation for complying with rigorous national performance standards around quality healthcare delivery.

The Region

 Lowell is one of the largest cities in Massachusetts with a population of approximately 109,000. Lowell provides a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience and offers an excellent mix of interesting museums, relaxing parks, art galleries, and lively attractions including ball parks and concert arenas. Immigrants, including many refugees, are part of the fabric of life in the city of Lowell, which welcomes a kaleidoscope of cultures. Downtown is bursting with restaurants serving Portuguese, Mexican, Greek, Cambodian, Thai and Japanese fare. The city is considered an art and cultural center as well as emerging college town.

Inquiries, Resume Submissions and Referrals

Please forward to (email preferred) to:

Tina Powderly

Phillips DiPisa & Associates

62 Derby Street, Suite 1, Hingham, MA 02043

781.804.1731

tina.powderly@phillipsdipisa.com

About Phillips DiPisa

Phillips DiPisa, an AMN Company, is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries. Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, Phillips DiPisa is known for leading healthcare into the future by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates. For more information, please visit their website at www.phillipsdipisa.com.

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