Virtual Collector

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Description

SHIFT: Work From Home

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. That’s why, after more than a decade, we remain dedicated to helping hospitals and hospital systems operate knowledgeably, intelligently, effectively and efficiently in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace, today and in the future. As one of the healthcare industry’s leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.

Collector
Job Summary – The Collector is responsible for performing account follow-up and resolution of insurance and patient receivables.
Supervisor – Collections Manager
Supervises – not applicable
Duties (included but not limited to):
Work insurance pools and contact insurance companies to resolve claims that are not paid in a timely manner
Review EOB’s, remits and payer correspondence in the course of performing account follow-up and escalate any identified issues to the appropriate area for review and response to expedite claim resolution.
Identify problem accounts and escalate as appropriate
Maintain compliance with pool completion requirements
Maintain required productivity and QA standards
Document in the patient account record to identify actions taken on the account
Work with patients and guarantors resolve payer requests and discrepancies to promptly resolve pending claims.
Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement” and all policies and procedures related to the Collections department.
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Communication – communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. This includes utilizing proper punctuation, correct spelling and the ability to transcribe accurately.
Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
Interpersonal skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
PC skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required
Policies & Procedures – demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
Basic skills – able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
EDUCATION
High school diploma or GED required.
EXPERIENCE
Minimum one year related experience required, preferably in healthcare. Relevant education may substitute experience requirement.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE – N/A
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires prolonged sitting/standing, some bending, stooping, walking and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports or other information. Requires lifting papers/boxes and pushing/pulling up to 25 pounds occasionally. Work is performed in an office environment or hospital setting. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
OSHA CATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

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