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Collections Specialist

Company: Cenikor Foundation
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Cenikor's Value Proposition - What's In It for You?PURPOSE in your work - service to others, giving back to your community, helping to save lives, being fulfilled at work. See how we served last year.COMPETITIVE PAY, BENEFITS, PAID TIME OFF, $2k - $4k TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, up to 10% 401K and BONUSES - we hire and reward high performers.STABILITY and GROWTH - more than 55 years in business - our strong financial processes support our drive to serve more people and ensure stability for our team members.CONTINUOUS LEARNING and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - we are committed to developing our leaders in their desired career path and promoting from within. We have Cenikor Career Pathways Program that you can join after 90 days of employment. We also have an annual leadership development program with assigned mentors to help you achieve your professional goals. More than 25% of our total employees have been promoted the last 4 years.STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS - The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) forgives your qualified student loans if working for a non-profit for a specific period of time. Find out more here.The work we do isn't easy. If you like purposeful hard work, serving others and having FUN with your team while achieving goals, Cenikor will be the right place for you!Cenikor is a non-profit organization and one of the largest substance use treatment centers in the nation. We are currently seeking a Full Time Collections Specialist for our Corporate office in the Memorial area of Houston, TX.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Conduct general financial management of patient accounts.Review coding information for procedures performed and diagnosis on charge, comparing to payor specific coding rules.Research, analyze and resolve outstanding customer/insurance balances to ensure claims payment.Work and communicate with supervisor, managers and all insurance staff in regards to claims billing changes or trends.Appeal and resolve outstanding claims resulting from denials, wrong insurance, etc.; escalate appeals to all available insurance companies.A/R collection efforts, file proof of claims and handle legal/ TDI correspondence.Post insurance & patient payments accurately and assist supervisor/manager in resolving disputes.Handle patient account inquires by researching, resolving or referring to the manager.Work directly with patients to resolve past due self-pay balances, and meet deadlines and goals on a consistent basis.Conduct follow up calls to maintain patient balances and/ or payment arrangements; locate and notify insurance patients and other payers' accounts by mail, telephone, email, and any other means necessary to solicit payment.Review and document work performed/action taken on AR Aging Report amounts on the over/under payment report; contact payer or patient as appropriate.Maintain fax logs, phone logs for insurance reference.Audit contractual adjustments and ensure that the approval process for adjustments is followed.Prepare, review and send patient statements.Uphold the core principles of Cenikor's culture and create a positive working environment for all team members. Be able to effectively communicate the core principles of Cenikor's culture to candidates during interview process.Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the non-exempt functions as defined in this job description.QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:Knowledge of medical billing, coding and collections.Skilled in customer serviceExcellent listening and phone skillsFast problem solver and able to multi-taskPossess excellent organization skills and high attention to detailAbility to work in a team environmentKnowledge of Microsoft Office software required, including specific MS Outlook calendar experience.Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor's Culture:Demonstrate mission of service to our clientsPositive, respectful communication with both staff and clientsDemonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goalsRole model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundariesWork effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for successEducation:High School Diploma or GED requiredIMPORTANT NOTES:Drug Free WorkplaceEqual Opportunity Employerby Jobble

Keywords: Cenikor Foundation, Houston , Collections Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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