Location: Gainesville, FL
The Vice President directs, plans, and leads the majority of the Center's Revenue Cycle management activities related to first and third party billing and collections. The VP ensures accurate client registration with regard to payer(s) and fess based on a sliding scale, verification of third party eligibility, including patient fees, insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as Fee for Service contracts. The VP ensures timely posting to patient accounts and maintenance of an accurate and current Accounts Receivable. The VP is responsible for maintaining compliance with contract, regulatory, and statutory requirements for billing. The VP is responsible for improving collections and ensuring the Center meets of exceeds targeted collection rates by identifying revenue sources that are not being maximized and providing recommendations for improvement. The VP is responsible for managing a team of billing staff and Financial Counselors and providing technical assistance to the Access Center, front desk staff and any other staff involved in patient registration or collection activities at all Meridian locations. Position requires considerable supervisory and revenue cycle management expertise. Position requires the use of independent judgment and initiative in carrying out the duties and responsibilities; while under the supervision of the CFO, work is primarily done independently.
Education: Bachelor's degree; Certified Medical or Professional Coder preferred
Experience: Five years' professional experience in Revenue Cycle Management in a healthcare environment, preferably in a behavioral health practice or hospital with outpatient services.
$65,000-$75,000/ depending on education and experience
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of billing public programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Managed Care companies; Knowledge of government regulations that apply to public funding sources and payers; Strong demonstrated ability with solid experience in analyzing data and creating reports that support revenue cycle management activities; Ability to provide leadership, hold people accountable with strong, collaborative management styles; Ability to work with other departments, including clinical and other administrative areas; High level of proficiency with Microsoft applications including Excel and Word and experience with computerized accounting systems and EMR systems
1. Manages business office operations which include collections on patient billing.
2. Accounts receivable functions, monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts, and providing reports as required.
3. Manages and develop an effective Business Office staff.
4. Oversee daily census for residential & inpatient programs.
5. Supervises general billing & collections, including billing of Medicare, Medicaid & 3rd
Party. Manage revenue to enhance cash flow, ensuring that services are billed and collected timely.
6. Supervises the accounting of daily deposits as needed.
7. Maintains organization's policies and procedures related to the Billing and Receivables Department.
8. Maximize departmental collections and attain budgetary goals based on maximum collectability analysis, budget analysis, cost center analysis, rejections and write-off reports.
9. Provide supervision to the Billing Directors, Utilization Manager and staff.
10. Works with VP of Clinical Support, VP of Finance and Accounting, and CIO as a productive team member in accomplishing the Centers financial goals.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.