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Healthcare Billing Recovery Accounting Analyst Full-time

at Performant Financial Corporation in Florida (Published at 12-01-2019)

The Healthcare Billing Recovery Accounting Analyst will be responsible for various accounting related activities and processes, as well as accounting system related technical activities as applicable, in support of the financial management of contracts serviced in the Healthcare Billing and Recovery department, such as the Medicare Secondary Payer contract.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Contribute to monthly financial close process, financial analysis and reporting, including production of required financial reporting for the company and client, as well as monthly bank settlements.

  • Perform various reconciliation activities between systems and accounts from multiple entities and sources, identify variances, as well as take action or document accordingly.

  • Research and resolve issues that may arise in reconciliation variances that may be accounting, process or system related root cause.

  • May prepare accounting related entries to numerous registers, journals and log.

  • Prepare documentation as may be required to support internal or external audits and/or establishing or documenting internal controls.

  • Quickly master and effectively use internal and client specific applications and programs, as well as understand overall operations for delivery of services under the client contract(s).

  • Leverage accounting, process and application technical competency to troubleshoot applicable accounting system interface files and processes

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with internal leadership; constituents and client contacts.

  • Analyze the impact of operational workflows on financial management, accounting and reporting for the program(s), and contribute to driving continuous improvement.

  • Contribute to identification of issues or trends, effectively research and establish facts, articulate root cause and potential solutions to, and collaborate effectively with key stakeholders to bring to successful conclusion to complex matters.

  • Partner effectively with internal team members in service delivery for the contract and internal reporting and controls.

  • Interact with clients and auditors to provide records requested for audits of internal controls; and controls required in support of client contractual provisions. Respond to client, audit and internal questions and requests.

  • Lead or contribute to projects and initiatives, audit activity, and continuous improvement efforts.

  • Perform other incidental and related duties as assigned.

  • Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good industry and operational understanding of Healthcare Billing/Medical Billing Recovery/Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management operations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied accounting and financial principles, practices and processes to successfully perform the role.

  • Solid systems and application skills; easily adapts to effectively using new programs and applications and leverages technology in development and continuous improvement of operations and reporting.

  • Requires demonstrated experience and competence dealing with reconciliation and troubleshooting data and file exchanges between multiple entities and systems, as well as leading system enhancement/modification requests, UAT and adoption.

  • Solid HIGLAS experience required as applicable based upon contract assignment.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving, with keen attention to details.

  • Solid oral and written communication and ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external constituents.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships internally and externally at all levels.

  • Must excel in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities.

  • Strong spreadsheet skills and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Good project management skills.

  • Physical Requirements:
    Job is in a busy standard office environment with moderate noise level, or may be remote. Sits at a desk and participates in meetings, uses office phone system; views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse. Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed).
  • Sit/stand 8 or more hours per day; has the option to stand as needed while on calls; reach as needed to use office equipment.

  • Consistently viewing a computer screen, typing, using a keyboard and mouse.

  • Uses phone; head-set can be provided.

  • Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10lbs.

  • Some travel may be required.

  • Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 4+ years related work experience with demonstrated accounting and technical expertise and knowledge required.

  • Applicable Healthcare Billing and Recovery industry experience. Specific CMS MSP experience highly desired.

  • HIGLAS user and technical expertise required, based upon contract assignment.

  • Demonstrated technical experience with various applications with demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues and enhancement opportunities, file exchanges/interfaces, UAT, and implementation/change support.

  • Other requirements:
  • Must submit to and pass pre-hire background check, as well as additional checks throughout employment

  • Must not have any current defaulted student loans.

  • Must not have any Federal or State liens resulting from County, State or Federal tax issues.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors.

  • Must submit to and pass drug screen.

  • Performant is a government contractor. Certain client assignments for this position may require submission to and successful outcome of additional background and/or clearances throughout employment with the Company.
    Visa sponsorship is not available.
    Job Profile is subject to change at any time.
    Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration made unlawful by law.

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