Collections Specialist in Covington, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/23/2021

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Job Description

Overview

Covington Behavioral Health is a 104-bed treatment center providing services to adults and adolescents on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Covington Behavioral Health is located in Covington, LA just outside of New Orleans.

BENEFITS:

Covington Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • Excellent training program
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities

AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND HOURS

Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

Your Responsibilities as a Collection Specialist:

  • Call and status outstanding claims with third party payors.
  • Review claims issues and make corrections as needed and rebill.
  • Utilize claims clearing house to review and correct claims. Resubmit electronically when available.
  • Review explanation of benefits to ascertain that claim processed and paid correctly.
  • Complete adjustment forms if any adjustments need to be made to an account and attach all supporting documentation.
  • Manage daily productivity via patient accounting system and productivity reports. Needs to maintain an average of 30-40 accounts worked per day minimum.
  • Prorate patient accounts and monitor that balance due is in the correct financial class.
  • Report an overview of the week to the BOD and participate in AR meetings.
  • Gather and interpret data from system and understands appropriate course of action to take and initiates time-sensitive and strategic steps resulting in payment.
  • Assist financial counselors as needed.
  • Alert Financial Counselors and Business Office Director of all benefit eligibility matters that suggest or challenge reimbursement.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Two or more years prior collections experience in a hospital setting preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

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