PATIENT ACCOUNT ANALYST

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Patient Account Analyst is responsible for retrospective audits of third party payer payments to determine if correct contract reimbursement methodology was used. Patient Account Analysts are also responsible for determining if additional reimbursement is due and uses an optimal combination of rebilling, collections and required payment follow up activities to resolve outstanding balances of disputed contract accounts. Identifies, organizes and presents issues created by Managed Care contracts, complex billing regulations and other specific payment requirements and works directly with the Patient Account Specialist, the Senior Patient Account Specialist, Manager, Patient Account Analysis and the Third Party Payers as necessary to determine possible solutions. Serves as primary feedback mechanism to determine if contract specifications are being adhered to retrospectively. Provides QA feedback accounts reviewed as required by department goals.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Retrospectively analyzes accounts with payment variances or denials to ensure proper contractual payments amounts and accurate SDK prorations in an effort to achieve department recovery goals.
    • 1.1 Identify trends/payer issues via payment variance function or denial review, documents and summarizes findings.
  • 2. Develop professional working relationships with payer representatives and other SBO staff members in order to understand and resolve payer issues.
    • 2.1 Coordinate with specialists to ensure effective communication with third party representatives.
  • 3. Demonstrates sound knowledge of various systems used to perform daily functions. Makes timely decisions with regard to maintaining department documentation for procedure compliance.
    • 3.1 Effectively uses SDK and/or other the computer systems and daily reports to access and review daily work file to identify accounts requiring retrospective activity.
  • 4. Completes various data collection and reporting task to support the department functions as well as reporting on the various department goals.
    • 4.1 With some assistance, assumes report writing responsibilities necessary to complete daily work, weekly/monthly reporting and on going monitoring of the departmental Accounts Receivables using a variety of systems.
  • 5. Complies with all department procedures to ensure retrospective reviews are completed and in a timely fashion.
    • 5.1 Initiates effective follow up for contract issues via telephone contacts, written correspondence or site visits with appropriate parties.
  • 6. Performs quality assurance audits and prepares appropriate files to be used for feedback as defined by department goals.
    • 6.1 Maintains level of quality of work as illustrated in current department goals
  • 7. Performs all other duties as requested by the manager to maintain a smooth operation of the Patient Account Analysis department and contributes to group and departmental goals.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelors degree with major course work in Business Administration, Finance and/or Accounting or equivalent work experience in an Accounts Receivable environment.


EXPERIENCE


A minimum of three (3) years of billing, claims management or contract compliance experience in a hospital/healthcare computerized accounts receivable environment. Experience must include use of PCs.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Strong professional communication, organizational and time management skills. Must be proficient with software packages including spreadsheets, word processing and data base management. Extensive knowledge of third party insurance carriers and their billing and reimbursement requirements. Demonstrated ability to interpret third party contracts from an operational perspective. Excellent analytical and mathematical skills with a high degree of accuracy required. Ability to perform detailed analysis quickly and accurately.



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