Job location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-18
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The Central Business Office at the Gables One Tower has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Medical Collector. The Medical Collector ensures that patient accounts are efficiently collected upon in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Further, the Medical Collector is in charge of all duties related to the billing and collection activities of accounts receivables.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
- Coordinates the resolution of patient accounts and verifies patient’s demographic and insurance information.
- Reviews and monitors reimbursements due, and determines appropriate collection methods and account follow-up procedure.
- Pursues insurance carries by placing phone calls, documenting work performed, and setting safeguards to ensure that payments are received.
- Prepares monthly report for account receivables and other items assigned.
- Reviews benefit explanations from insurance companies and takes proper actions to request adjustments or refunds when applicable.
- Identifies trends and any problems with particular payors and reports findings to supervising staff.
- Responds to over-the-phone and in-person inquiries from patients and insurance carriers.
- Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
- High School diploma or equivalent required
- Minimum 1 year of relevant experience required
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
- General knowledge of office procedures and operations.
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
- Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.
- Knowledge of Managed Care, PPO, UB04, medical terminology, CPT4 codes, ICD9 codes, technical job knowledge, and Third Party payer requirements and reimbursement rules.
- Knowledge of contracts that are in force for hospital, physicians, and rules and guidelines that govern collection activities required.
- Must have computer skills and experience in Excel.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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