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Reimbursement Accountant
Waldo County General Hospital
Belfast, ME
40 hours/week, Day Shift

Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) is a not-for-profit community hospital committed to providing excellent care for patients and their families in a friendly, caring atmosphere, and in line with its mission to be the BEST. Offering competitive wages and terrific benefits!

WCGH is seeking a Reimbursement Accountant, who is responsible for monitoring the federal and state reimbursement laws and maximizing reimbursement for WCGH and the subsidiary corporations.

Qualifications: 

  • College graduate or equivalent work experience.

  • 2 to 3 years of related experience.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Written and verbal communication skills. 

Please click here to apply:

https://www.careersatmainehealth.org/job/7395857/reimbursement-accountant-belfast-me/

Or call Janine Garceau at 207-564=3-4557 or email: garcej@mainehealth.org

About Waldo County General Hospital:

Waldo County General Hospital is a 25-bed, not-for-profit, critical access, medical and surgical hospital in Belfast, Maine, which has served the health needs of our local residents since 1901. Waldo County General Hospital serves area residents through Waldo County General Hospital, Waldo County Medical Partners, five rural health centers, home health and hospice services, public health nursing, Penobscot Shores and educational programs.

Waldo County General Hospital is the ideal setting for healthcare professionals interested in helping to bring high-quality care to rural communities. Just 100 miles north of Portland, Waldo County includes beautiful Penobscot Bay and genuine New England working port towns along Maine’s pristine coast. While our setting offers the warmth and charm of small-town America, our services and facilities are among the best. In 2009, our hospital received the Top Rural Hospital Award from the Leapfrog Group for delivering the best quality care in the nation, while attaining the highest levels of efficiency. Our hospital’s recently added $2.1 million surgical services wing features three large operating rooms, a pre-operative room and comfortable staff areas.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

date added: 6.14.2017 

Revenue Cycle Lead Analyst – Access Management
EMHS
Full-time
Job number: 46674

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 46674. If you have any questions, please call EMHS talent at 207-973-7100.

Job Summary:

The Lead Analyst is an analytical and process improvement lead role in identifying and implementing process improvements in an effort to operate "best in class" revenue cycle across all members in EMHS system without reducing quality or service. This position serves in a key role to improve the overall effectiveness of revenue cycle policy, practices and technology platforms for all EMHS organizations. The primary responsibility of this role is to serve as an internal subject matter expert with strong financial, health care acuity and the ability to provide accurate analysis and clearly share results to management. Strong communication skills are required. This role will analyze complex data including clinical and financial data and transform to relevant information. In addition this role will serve as a leading resource in the areas of process improvement, organizational development, change management, performance monitoring, and other analytics. They will serve as a project facilitator, lead change analyst and will apply influential techniques to lead teams toward best practice solutions

The Lead Analyst will focus on system-wide process, technology, controls and key personnel that must be coordinated to achieve revenue integrity, compliance and customer satisfaction. These tactics may involve the need to: gather requirements, analyze findings, design solutions, write specifications and implement new and improved processes and recommend ongoing controls and protocols as well as other broader and unique tasks. Effectiveness of this position shall be measured in terms of assisting teams to achieve financial and other tactic, high quality output, and customer service satisfaction.

It is critical that this position be highly effective in delivering the services described in the Duties and Responsibility and work harmoniously with staff across EMHS. Effectiveness will be measured in terms of results, commitment to EMHS and customer satisfaction.

This position is a member of the EMHS Revenue Cycle team. Duties may be changed or reassigned by the Chief Revenue Officer as need arises.

Job Functions and Duties:

The Lead Analyst - Access Management will report to the System Director Access Management. The Lead Analyst will assist the System Director with developing system wide process, technology, controls and key personnel that must be coordinated to optimize data integrity such as demographic information, insurance eligibility, authorization/referrals, point of service collections and customer satisfaction.

General

1. Review and analyze Access Management functions (scheduling, registration, pre-certification, eligibility verification, point of service collection) to identify fragmented process and make recommendations for improvement.

2. Assists in the design, implementation and system support of business intelligence, decision support and communication applications.

3. Assist in providing gap analysis between actual and targeted future state.

4. Leads the implementation, design and optimization of Access Management software.

5. Applies appropriate tests to analytical results to provide high quality and accurate results.

6. Leads in data interpretation, communication and presentations around key performance indicators.

7. Presents relevant analytical data to system teams to aid in telling a story that allows leaders to make decisions and measure results.

8. Serves as a project facilitator for teams working on major, complex performance improvement efforts.

9. Leads root cause analysis to understand the business issues and summarize data challenges of the customer.

10. Communicates status updates, feedback, areas of improvements based on review strengths and weaknesses relating to business processing which may include senior and executive management.

11. Provides support for inquiries or issues related to improvement. Researches, diagnoses and resolves problems and infrequently escalates to Director/Manager.

12. Helps with the development of standardized and consistent metrics for system wide initiatives.

13. Identify and assist in remedying communication issues.

14. Assist with special analysis and projects as needed.

15. Work collaboratively with managers / directors to identify best practices and help develop performance standards that can be tracked and reported.

16. Assists manager/directors in project assignment and completion by analyst team as needed.

17. Perform other duties as assigned.


Technology

1. Seek and recommend information technology to the System Director Access Management with new information technology solutions and or manual changes that support Access Management functions.

2. Work collaboratively with departmental personnel to implement systems and process change aimed at improving Access Management performance.

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


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree required. Eight years progressive, relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree.

Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in revenue cycle operations.

Demonstrated experience in diagnosing, evaluating and developing corrective actions for problems in revenue cycle operations.

Expertise with regulations and accreditation standards, knowledge of specific state and federal requirements and standards as it relates to modern Revenue Cycle systems.

Experience with EMHS Software, data and business information is preferred.

Ability to effectively influence change.


Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Revenue Cycle Professional certificate within one year of employment preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Detailed knowledge of Revenue Cycle, reimbursement, data streams, and auditing principles.

Knowledge of business analysis techniques is required.

Working knowledge of all functional areas of the revenue cycle.

Working knowledge of Medical Terminology, Current Procedural Coding (CPT, HCPCS), Diagnostic Coding (ICD-9, ICD-10), and HIPAA ANSI codes (remark and adjustment codes).

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

Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.

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

Flexible and able to react to ever changing priorities.

Experience with EMHS Software, data and business information is preferred.


Travel Requirements:

15 – 50% travel may be required.

Employee must have a valid drivers' license and possess own transportation.


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.

added 6.12.2017 

Assistant Controller
Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH
Full-time, days

Frisbie Memorial Hospital (FMH) is unique in today’s healthcare environment. If you visit our campus, you’ll see striking photographs of our patients and our employees. You’ll see and feel through these images stories of compassion, renewal and hope. You’ll start to see and feel why Frisbie is about our people, our technology and the trust of our patients. You’ll also see why a career at Frisbie can be exactly what you need.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Controller.

The Assistant Controller will evaluate, review and record the Hospital's general ledger accounting entries related to the financial statements, general accounting, and financial and statistical reporting. This position plans, organizes, records, evaluates and implements the Hospital's accounting functions. The Assistant Controller will also serve as a resource to other departments, physicians, and patients as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensures the accurate recording of accounting transactions into the accounting system in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining accurate and detailed worksheets to support the accounting entries. 

  • Maintains an organized system of monthly entries, with support, for the Director's review. 

  • Reviews automated transfer entries from A/P, Fixed Asset, and A/R modules to the general and statistical ledgers to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting practices. 

  • Monitors internal controls to assure compliance with established procedures.

  • Prepares, reviews and interprets monthly financial statements, ratio calculations, budget to actual comparisons and statistics analysis. 

  • Provides departmental reports to administration and department heads. 

  • Prepares financial and statistical reports as required. 

  • Prepares and reviews financial statements for Physician Practice Services Department. 

  • Reviews and ensures the accuracy of all accounting data.
    Prepares the Hospital's operating budget and assists department directors with the review and planning of their department's budget.
    Prepare supporting worksheets for interim and annual external audit. 

  • Assists with compiling schedules needed to prepare the annual Medicare Cost Report. 

  • Assists with the preparation of schedules for the Hospital's annual corporate tax returns. 

  • Assists with various external surveys, audits, and compilation of information. 


Qualifications:

A 4-year Undergraduate Degree in Accounting is required, with 2+ years of experience as a senior accountant, assistant controller, or controller; experience in a health care field preferred. Knowledge of computers and automated accounting systems required. Strong Excel spreadsheet skills, analytical aptitude, and attention to detail skills are essential. Must possess the ability to problem solve and works well independently within time constraints.

At Frisbie, we use the latest technology to help our dedicated staff find solutions that benefit our patients. Technology that promotes faster healing, better health, higher quality of life and in-turn, career satisfaction.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s ability to excel at caring for the community depends on its people. That’s why we invest in our workforce and reward employees for exceptional performance — and why we offer a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package.

For more information and to apply, please visit our careers site at: www.FrisbieCareers.com

Frisbie Memorial is an equal opportunity employer.

Manager of Patient Accounts
Full-time
Job number: 44518
Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 44518. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Chief Patient Accounting Officer and the Director Revenue Cycle, the Manager of Patient Accounts is responsible for the management and coordination of an integrated billing and collection process that ensures collection of optimal revenue for the hospital. These responsibilities extend to coordination of these activities with the entire revenue cycle of the hospital to include hospital, behavioral health and primary and specialist billing practices. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

Requirements:

Licensure as a Certified Patient Account Manager is desired. Education and training normally acquired through a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business is required, though related work experience combined with an Associate's degree may be substituted for the educational requirement. Experience and training obtained through five (5) to ten (10) years in a business or accounting office in jobs of progressively more responsible duties to include credit and collection and supervisory functions is required. Experience with third party contracts in a healthcare setting is required. Physician Office and Hospital experience is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, as the incumbent must interact with a wide variety of audiences (e.g. patient, staff, other departments, third party representatives, and collection agencies). Must have the ability to interact with Federal, State or regional authorities and representatives to advocate on behalf of Mercy and hospitals in general. Must have the judgment and initiative to operate independently with minimal guidance from the Chief Patient Accounting Officer or Revenue Cycle Director. Analytical and problem solving skills are necessary to detect billing problems and/or errors, determine trends and delinquencies in accounts receivable and develop solutions that improve the hospital cash flow position. The incumbent must be highly accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of department functions as this departments operation directly affects hospital revenues and public relations. Incumbent has access to highly confidential hospital financial information.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Corporate Compliance

· Communicates and enforces the system-wide Corporate Compliance program for Mercy Health System of Maine.

· Reports any potential or real ethical, legal or regulatory violations to the Corporate Compliance Officer.

· Encourages staff to report Corporate Compliance issues either directly or through the Mercy Compliance Line (may be anonymous).

· Assists with investigations into alleged violations, and the development and implementation of disciplinary and/or corrective action as indicated.

· Continually assesses the department for compliance with all federal, state, local and other regulatory (The Joint Commission, OSHA, CMS etc.) requirements.

· Completes annual staff training, ensuring staff understanding of participation in the above.

· Keeps Chief Patient Accounting Officer and Director Revenue Cycle apprised of any potential compliance issues and the action plans employed to appropriately resolve these issues in accordance with our Corporate Compliance plan.

2. Directs the functions of Patient Accounts department.

· Provides direction to business office staff in the development and execution of policies and procedures that ensure a best practices patient accounts function.

· Develops, monitors and manages by key metrics of performance within the patient accounts portion of the revenue cycle. Develops goals that correspond with best practices patient accounts function.

· Translates metric goals to specific goals of each function within Patient Accounts.

· Uses performance improvement tools to continually improve processes within the billing and follow-up, collections and cashier functions within Patient Accounts.

· Adheres to all applicable federal and state collection laws.

· Negotiates and approves contractual arrangements with collection agencies.

· Reviews and approves requests for refunds and write-offs within approved limits related to collections, free care, budgets, and litigation.

· Keeps abreast of legislative and third party payor changes, which affect coverage and reimbursement.

· Directs the response to all written patient complaints through the development of standard templates and policies.

· Develops methods to monitor the amount and type of denials and develops processes to correct the control weaknesses that give rise to denials and to overturn inappropriate denials through appeals or other mechanisms in compliance with Federal and State laws and the terms of Mercy managed care contracts.

3. Directs and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the department.

· Monitors the effectiveness, accuracy, and efficiency of staff activities; develops appropriate training and development plans for each staff member in concert with Supervisors. .

· Establishes and maintains up-to-date and complete filing and record retention systems..

· Monitors accounts receivable reports on a daily and monthly basis. Develops action plans based upon findings and assigns such plans to Supervisors.

· Prepares monthly statistical and analytical reports on accounts receivable.

· Prepares reconciling journal entries for the accounting department.

· Coordinates and signs off on all audits of patient's bills for third party payors.

· Works in conjunction with Supervisors to resolve billing and reimbursement problems.

· Has oversight responsibilities for ensuring staff meetings are scheduled and held at least monthly.

· Completes and administers or delegates to supervisor, employee performance reviews in a timely, fair, and consistent manner.

· Ensures staff is in compliance with all mandatory annual training and periodic in-services.

4. Serves as internal and external Patient Accounts liaison for the hospital:

· Serves as an internal resource to all Mercy management for expertise in the revenue cycle, with specific emphasis on the credit and collections function.

· Serves as a primary liaison for external insurance auditors and regulatory agencies making inquiries of Patient Accounts.

· Serves as a primary liaison to all Insurance companies with respect to Patient Accounts issues.

· Participates on, chairs, or reports to hospital committees as required.

· Serves in leadership roles or participates actively in professional organizations advocating on behalf of Mercy Hospital or hospitals in general.

5. Develops and implements the department budget.

· Develops and implements the aggregate Patient Accounts budget, including the FTE, non-salary and capital budgets.

· Prepares forecasts of staffing level needs based upon established benchmarks; makes recommendations based upon best practices organizations.

6. Works collaboratively with department managers and directors to integrate all aspects of the revenue cycle to the production of a clean claim through the following:

· Work closely with the Coding, Financial Planning and revenue-producing departments to develop policies and procedures surrounding the capture of revenue to ensure that compliance with 3rd party billing requirements is systemic.

· Help identify and find solutions to problems as they relate to accuracy of demographics, denials, returned mail, lost charges, and other issues that may impact negatively on the financial stability of the hospital.

· Makes recommendations to the Director of Revenue Cycle for any significant changes in charges, charity care policies, bad debt write-off policies or any other matter related to the revenue cycle.

7. Performs additional duties as required or assigned.


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.

date added: 3.29.2017

 

Accounting Supervisor
Full-time
Job number: 45718
EMHS, Brewer, Maine

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 45718

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for coordinating and managing several functions for the EMHS Corporate Accounting Department. Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of two to three employees covering various areas of responsibility to support the accounting function for entities as assigned (Accounts Payable Tech, Associate Accountant and Accountant levels). Further, this position performs a variety of duties ranging from direct involvement in account analyses or coordination of accounting information with various EMHS organizations. This includes special projects requiring extensive analytical abilities. They are responsible for the preparation of financial reports, general and subsidiary ledgers. Accountable for ensuring all assets and liabilities are reconciled in conjunction with each month end closure. Accomplish monthly bank account reconciliations, complete cash-flow statements; assist with yearly budget and audit, and coordination of Income Tax preparation processes.

Must be able to independently perform a variety of duties ranging from direct involvement in various analyses to coordination of accounting procedures within the various EMHS organizations. Serves as a resource to the Accounting staff.

The goal of this position is to provide the highest quality service to customers (staff, management, affiliates, etc.) in the most efficient manner. This position has the direct supervision of the accounting staff and must conduct staff performance reviews and address performance issues.

The Accounting Supervisor will work closely with the Accounting Manager and Director to support the needs of the V.P. & System Controller, CFO and internal and external clients related to EMHS.

To be successful, the individual in this position must have:

· the ability to effectively manage people, processes and situations

· the ability to manage staff (2-3 FTE) and multiple priorities

· a thorough understanding of accounting operations

· able to continually demonstrate a thorough understanding of accounting theory, financial operations, and the maintenance of effective internal controls,

· a role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers

Job Responsibilities:

A.
General

1. Supervise, prioritize, monitor efficiency and oversee the quality of work performed by accounting department personnel

2. Work with the management team and staff of Financial Services to streamline current business practices including the expanded use of existing, or future, technologies

3. Attend training sessions offered in the areas of creating custom reports (Access, Crystal, QuickBooks), Lawson applications and Microsoft Office applications

4. Work closely with staff and managers to identify common areas of deficiencies and work to correct those deficiencies

5. Remain current in accounting knowledge by attending various seminars and classes relevant to current business needs

6. Serve as role model to staff

7. Serve as a resource to Accounting Manager/Director

8. Perform other duties as assigned

B.
Staff Development / Professional Development

Attend local, regional and national conferences/seminars to remain current in the field of this position

C.
Other

1. Uphold and enhance the professional image of the Financial Services Department as a competent and reliable provider of financial services

2. Perform other duties as assigned

3. Provide responsive support to the Accounting Manager, Director, VP & System Controller and CFO on short notice

Job Requirements:

· Bachelor degree, preferably in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

· Master degree and / or CPA preferred

· Healthcare experience desirable

· Fund accounting desirable

· Three or more years' experience with Lawson financial systems preferred

·Minimum of five years in the financial accounting field

· 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

· Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse people, excellent human relation skills and customer service skills

· Able to prioritize and delegate tasks

· Approachable from the staff's perspective

· Demonstrated success with project management, and problem resolution

· Produces accurate and high quality work

· Able to identify and implement better business practices

· Proficient with computerized solutions for general accounting applications and Microsoft Office Products. In particular, must be very proficient with MS Excel

· Technical knowledge in computer software, and taxes

· Flexible and able to react to ever changing priorities

· Committed to the position and EMHS and the needs of customers


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.

date added: 3.29.2017

 

Lead Reimbursement Technician
Full-time
Job number: 44527
Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 44527. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Supervisor of Patient Accounts, the Lead Reimbursement Technician is responsible for appropriate accounts receivable work on claims considered to be that of high risk of potential loss of revenue to the hospital system, including but not limited to appeals, complex system and/or process issues that have or may have a negative impact on cash flow. Working from a designated work queue on a daily basis, the Lead Reimbursement Technician is responsible for verifying claim status, calling insurance carriers, communicating with patients on insurance coverage, and facilitating the claims process to bring the claim to payment.

The Lead Reimbursement Tech serves as a resource to others within the department on claims processing, customer communication skills and other technical matters and is the primary point of communication for inquiries from Supervisor, Manager, other departments and consultants. The incumbent assists with staff training and may designate daily work flow as appropriate or needed. Other duties include, but are not limited to, verifying insurance eligibility, researching and correcting patient demographic information to process claims, and assisting on other work processes and/or projects as needed in accordance with the department goals.


The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

Requirements:

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification highly desired. High School diploma or GED required. Associates degree in finance, accounting, medical administration, process improvement or related field preferred.

·         Four years' experience in a medical billing environment required.

·         Supervisory, training and/or other leadership type experience preferred.

·         Full understanding of ICD10 and CPT coding guidelines, HCFA1500 and UB04 form preparation, and medical claim adjudication required.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills required with the ability to work seamlessly within a team oriented environment.

·         Ability to model a professional and collaborative approach to peers and others at all times.

·         Strong communication and customer service skills required to interact successfully with insurance carriers, patients, consultants and staff from other departments across the organization.

·         Ability to understand and interpret complex billing concepts and to explain them in easily understood terms.

·         Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

·         Must exhibit meticulous attention to detail.

·         Must demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time in an ever changing healthcare setting.

·         Must demonstrate flexibility and competency to adapt to rapidly changing insurance regulations and billing guidelines.


Principal Responsibilities:

1. Facilitates the claims process for claims considered to be at a high level of risk for potential loss of revenue to the organization by completing the following daily activities in the reimbursement area:

o Working within the appropriate claim follow up system, prioritizes claims for follow up based on risk, timely filing, complexity and dollar amount.

o Verifies claim status. Pursues all follow up related activities including but not limited to verifying coordination of coverage and limitations of benefits, review of coding, pricing and revenue codes, claim correction and resubmission.

o Flags accounts with the appropriate activity code and appropriate timeframe for further follow up.

o Pursues the appeal process with insurance carriers for complex denials and/or outstanding claims.

o Facilitates the medical record process for the department when medical records are required for claims processing.

o Fulfills the written requests of insurance carriers for further information for claims processing.

o Communicates both verbally and in writing with all stakeholders at a high level of effectiveness to resolve issues and bring claims to payment.

2. Demonstrates the ability to meet the following productivity and quality standards:

o Maintains a daily worked claim goal, as defined by the current department policy, expectations and initiatives.

o Maintains accurate documentation on all open and worked accounts receivable.

o Maintains an average days in accounts receivable within 35 to 50 days for assigned work load.

o Maintains a percentage of accounts receivable that is greater than 90 days of less than 25% for assigned work load.

3. Serves as a resource to staff within assigned work area.

o Resolves routine processing and daily work flow concerns for other staff. Identifies more complex concerns and brings them to the attention of the Supervisor, providing expertise for resolution as appropriate.

o Serves as primary point of communication for subject matter concerns in designated area, facilitating communication between staff, Supervisor, Manager, consultants and other departments as required for effective resolution.

o Effectively assists with training of staff within assigned work area as required.

o Leads by professional example, demonstrating a collaborative approach and professional communication skills.

4. Maintains a positive attitude and promotes a professional work environment.

o Maintains a positive attitude daily, demonstrating behavior that is acceptable for a collaborative and professional environment.

o Continually engages in a teamwork oriented environment.

o Participates actively and positively in department meetings and process improvement initiatives to meet or maintain department goals.

5. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


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.

date added: 3.29.2017


Supervisor, Patient Accounts
Full-time
Job number 44875
Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 44875. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

Job Summary:

Responsible for overseeing all daily operations and provides direction and supervision for the functions within the assigned PAS Section. In coordination with the Manager of Patient Accounts, exercises responsibility and authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign or otherwise discipline employees under her/his supervision. Full knowledge and ability to perform the tasks involved of those employees supervised is expected.

The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

Requirements:

Associate's degree or equivalent preferred.

2-4 years of increasingly responsible healthcare management experience. 1-2 years supervisory experience required. Strong background in billing operations with knowledge of medical billing, coding, and payment issues. Equivalent experience utilizing Siemens-Invision or other healthcare billing systems preferred. Ability to deal tactfully, professionally and effectively with physicians, hospital staff, and public. Must be poised, professional and able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work under pressure with accuracy. Must be PC literate and have knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows 95 and Office 97. Ability to work productively with constant interruptions.

Principal Responsibilities:

A.
Supervision of all daily operations in the third party billing unit

1. Departmental procedures and performance standards are in place to ensure consistency and control

2. Departmental goals and objectives are developed and a high level of accuracy and productivity is maintained

3. All business is conducted in a manner that yields good public relations and patient satisfaction

B.
Development and completion of statistics and analysis of billing activities


1. Ensure ongoing quality review and control of the patient account receivable

2. The assigned receivable is maintained at an acceptable level

C.
Makes frequent contact with all departments and third party representatives to resolve problems and communicate procedural changes

1. All problems and changes communicated in a timely manner

D.
Responsible for all staff performance review

1. All evaluations will be done on time and discussed with the employee prior to the review date

2. All disciplinary actions will be in coordination with Third Party Billing Manager.

E.
Responsible for ongoing education and training of all assigned staff


1. Employees are adequately trained, supported and monitored.

2. Provide competence testing to ensure regulatory compliance.

3. Communicate to staff changes relative to:
Internal Policies & Procedures

- IDD's – Personnel Policies & Procedures

- PAS Policies & Procedures

External Rules/Regulations

- Medicare Compliance

- Commercial Contracting

4. Retain accurate attendance records for each employee education and training events and competency testing.

F.
Communicates with Patient Accounts Manager

1. Advises the Patient Accounts Manager of problems which may require attention, and makes recommendations to changes needed

2. All problems and recommendations communicated in a timely manner

G.
Maintains the policies and procedures

1. Periodically reviews and recommends the policies for the billing section

F.
Other duties as assigned

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.
 

date added: 3.29.2017 

Staff Accountant II

Job ID 2016-1313
Full Time

Mid CoastParkview Health

Apply online at www.midcoastparkviewhealth.com/careers. If you have any questions please call 207-373-6747 or email hr@midcoasthealth.com

Overview

The Staff Accountant II is primarily responsible for the general ledger functions for Mid Coast Hospital, which includes the preparation of accurate and timely monthly financial statements and supporting schedules. Other responsibilities include ensuring that the Mid Coast Hospital related duties of the staff accountants are completed in an accurate and timely manner. The Staff Accounts II serves as a resources for staff accountants regarding the completion of both routine and non-routine tasks as it related to the Hospital.

Responsibilities


Ensure that the preparation of the Mid Coast Hospital financial statement package that is to be reviewed by the Board of Directors and MCPH Finance Committee is accurate, timely, and is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
Facilitate and/or assist with all internal and external reporting requirements on an accurate and timely basis
Responsible for ensuring completion of hospital related activities by staff accountants is timely and accurate
Provide assistance to other areas within the department as required to cover vacations, staff shortages, periods of heavy workload for the department, or any other instances
Communicate and cooperate with other staff members to promote teamwork necessary for a productive environment; maintain a professional image of Fiscal Services through neat appearance and tactful manner; ensure strong relations with other employees by being courteous, prompt, and responsive in all incidents

Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Minimum of 5 years related experience; with 2 years of public accounting experience preferred

Mid CoastParkview Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

date added: 3.27.2017 

Senior Accountant
Full-time
Job number: 45301

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 45301. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant performs a variety of duties ranging from direct involvement in account analyses or coordination of accounting information with various EMHS organizations. This includes special projects requiring extensive analytical abilities. They are responsible for the preparation of financial reports, general and subsidiary ledgers. Accountable for ensuring all assets and liabilities are reconciled in conjunction with each month end closure. Accomplish monthly bank account reconciliations, complete cash-flow statements, assist with yearly budget and audit, and complete 990 tax return. Must be able to independently perform a variety of duties ranging from direct involvement in various analyses to coordination of accounting procedures within the various EMHS organizations. Serves as a resource to the Accounting staff.

Job Responsibilities:

· Prepare and maintain accounting records.
· Organize, prepare and complete posting of journal entries in general and subsidiary ledgers.
· Reconcile bank statements to Lawson general ledger.
· Reconcile intercompany payables/receivables and revenues/expenses on a monthly basis.
· Responsible for intercompany billing and outside services are processed through the AR billing system of EMHS.
· Support EMHS managers with questions on their monthly reports.
· Prepares for submission of the monthly sales and use tax report for the State of Maine.
· Prepares transfers of intercompany funds for payment of invoices.
· Assists EMHS' accounts payable clerk with non-routine A/P concerns.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Accounting or Business Management and at least three years of accounting experience, with three to five preferred. Must possess technical and professional accounting skills, be detailed orientated with excellent communication skills and familiarity with computer capabilities and procedures.

Other Skills Required:

The ability to act independently and strong analytical skills are requirements of the position. Must have the ability to prioritize competing demands. Must be detail oriented and have excellent communications skills. Possess the ability to recognize and recommend and implement opportunities for continuous process improvement. Resourceful in finding solutions to problems. Must be knowledgeable of accounting functions and data and be an innovative problem solver that can work with little guidance. Must have a working knowledge of personal computers, related Microsoft Office software and computerized accounting software (Lawson and QuickBooks preferred). A strong proficiency with Excel is 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.

date added: 3.27.2017 

Financial Analyst
Full-time          
Job number: 45300

Apply online at www.emhs.org/careers, job number 45300. If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for assisting in the preparation of several functions for the affiliates of EMHS. Functions include assisting with the annual financial statement and benefit plan audits; preparation of the annual tax filings for all not-for-profit entities in the system, pension accounting and benefit plan Form 5500 filings. Other functions include assisting in the preparation of quarterly consolidated financial statements, completion of surveys and support to grant accounting.

The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Lead Financial Analyst Lead and Financial Analyst - Intermediate to support the needs of the V.P. of Finance, CFO and internal and external clients related to EMHS.

To be successful, the individual in this position must:

·         Be able to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the company;
·         Be able to manage multiple projects and effectively deal with a fast-paced and changing environment;
·         Possess and demonstrate strong analytical thinking skills;
·         Be knowledgeable of financial reporting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other regulatory agencies;
·         Be a role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers. 

        
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.
Financial and Regulatory Reporting

·         Assist in the timely and accurate completion of annual Form 990 filings;
·         Assist in the timely and accurate completion of annual financial statements;
·         Prepare and coordinate quarterly and annual surveys;
·         Assist in the preparation of the annual consolidated A-133 audit and prepare the supplemental schedules for the A-133 audit report;
·         Act as a resource to other accounting teams in the department as needed;
·         Assist in various projects and assignments as needed.

B. Coordination of Tax preparation and annual audit

·         Provide assistance to the Lead Financial Analyst and Financial Analyst - Intermediate to assist in the completion of the EMHS tax returns (Forms 990, 990-T and 990PF);
·         Perform other financial analysis functions as necessary;
·         Assist in the preparation of A-133 annual consolidated audit;
·         Implement, maintain, and enhance automated procedures which promote efficiency, and/or provide better service to users;
·         Obtain and maintain thorough understanding of Federal and State audit / compliance requirements that pertain to governmental awards – Circular A133 and the Compliance Supplement;
·         Monitor grant activity and follow-up with grantors and grantees to ensure timely preparation, submission and draw down of funds;
·         Ensure principal investigators, project managers and support staff are properly educated and Federal regulations and internal procedures related to grants and sponsored research.

C. Staff Development / Professional Development

·         Attend local, regional and national conferences/seminars to remain current in the field of this position.

D. Other

·         Uphold and enhance the professional image of the Financial Services Department as a competent and reliable provider of financial services;
·         Perform other duties as assigned:
·         Provide responsive support to the Lead Financial Analyst, Lead, Financial Analyst - Intermediate and the Director on short notice.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·Bachelors degree plus 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;

· Healthcare experience desirable;

· Lawson software experience desirable;

· 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;

· Demonstrated ability to work well with people;

· Excellent communication skills, both oral and writing;

· Proficient with computerized solutions for general accounting applications and Microsoft Office Products. In particular, must be very proficient with MS Excel;

· Flexible and able to react to ever changing priorities;

· Committed to the position and EMHS and the needs of customers.

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.

date added: 3.27.2017 

Senior Director, Revenue Cycle – Regional CBO in Sacramento, CA

Sutter Physician Services (SPS), located in Sacramento, California, is looking for a Senior Director, Revenue Cycle. SPS is an affiliate of Sutter Health that provides revenue cycle/patient financial services, patient access, and accountable care solutions to Sutter Health affiliated physician practices and other services (such as home health/hospice services, ambulatory surgery centers, reference laboratories, and clinical trials).  Sutter has 24 hospitals, 33 surgery centers and several thousand affiliated providers throughout California.

The Senior Director of Revenue Cycle is responsible for the overall operating performance of Revenue Cycle Solutions service line to all SPS’s clients (last year there were in excess of $3.4B in collections). This multi-dimensional and complex operation will include claims submission/billing, follow-up, payment posting, denial management, self-pay A/R, and bad debt programs utilizing EPIC for all their revenue cycle management.  

To be part of this exciting opportunity with this growing organization please send an email to SutterSDRevCycle@wkadvisors.com to request a detailed job description or visit our website at www.wkadvisors.com.  An impressive compensation and relocation package is available.

April Allen or Ben Haden
WK Advisors
2000 Warrington Way, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky  40222
Phone: 502-228-4030
Toll Free:  877-228-4030
Email:
SutterSDRevCycle@wkadvisors.com

date added: 3.27.2017 

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