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Patient Account Representative

Patient Account Representative

Job ID 
62340
Location 
US-PA-Mechanicsburg
Experience (Years) 
1
Category 
Administrative - Billing
Street Address 
4714 Gettysburg Road
Company 
Select Medical
Position Type 
Full Time-Regular
Recruiter email address 
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Overview

About Select Medical

 

Select Medical is one of the nation's largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. Its network of more than 40,000 employees operates or supports more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 19 rehabilitation hospitals, and approximately 1,500 outpatient clinics offering physical and occupational therapy. In addition, Select Medical offers occupational medicine and urgent care through Concentra.  Select Medical (NYSE: SEM) was founded in 1996 and is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit selectmedical.com or youtube.com/selectmedical.

Responsibilities

  • Investigate and follow-up on all open account balances overdue for 45 days or more to determine reason for non-payment. Contact responsible party to establish reason for delinquency, document in system all verbal and written communication relative to overdue account, and institute timely follow-up with responsible party as a result of last contact to assure progress in resolving account with payment.
  • Review accounts with initial evaluations as early as 21 days old in order to confirm that clean claims are reaching the correct payor.
  • Make outgoing calls to patients, insurance companies and attorneys regarding claim status in order to reduce both outstanding receivables and DSO.
  • Manage correspondence related to designated work load.
  • Address incoming center/field inquiries as necessary and in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Identify and resolve issues impacting the timely collection of open receivables.
  • Provide timely notification to the appropriate managerial staff of any identified payor issues.
  • Counsel patients on financial options and establish payment plan or begin dunning letter process and follow-up as needed.
  • As necessary, request account adjustments as identified via write off requests and refund requests.
  • Recommend accounts to an outside agency based upon company guidelines.
  • Notify database operations of changes or additions to specific payor, plan, contract, address, or other pertinent information as necessary.
  • Meet the expectations and goals for productivity and cash targets as set forth by management
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction or supervision
  • Knowledge of indemnity insurance practices, contracts and managed care ideal.

Required to be proficient in Windows based office technologies (ex. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to walk, stand, bend and reach consistently throughout a work day/shift.
  • Appropriate manual dexterity to enable typing (including10-key) throughout a work day/shift.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs, safely, from ground to waist using proper body mechanics.

Ability to carry office supplies up to 10lbs.

  • High School diploma or GED required.

One to two years of computer, accounting, collections, and high volume medical billing and/or insurance claims processing experience required.