Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: July 26, 2022
At Houston Methodist, the Account Representative position is responsible for resolving all outstanding third party primary and secondary insurance claims for professional services. This position performs collections activities on simple and complex denials and on outstanding insurance balances in the professional fee environment. This role is also responsible for providing information regarding denial trends for future prevention.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
SERVICE - 10)%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
FINANCE - 40%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
o Three years of physician billing experience, preferably in a multi-specialty physician practice
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o In depth knowledge of Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition (CPT-4), International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision (ICD-9), International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10), and Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding
o In depth knowledge of third party payor reimbursement policies and procedures
o Understands payor environment such as managed care, independent physician associations (IPAs), and third-party administrators (TPAs)
o Extensive knowledge of billing, collections, reimbursement, contractual agreements and the appeals process
o Understanding of revenue cycle fundamentals
o Ability to follow-through and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
o Excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as an ability to work independently and interdependently with other business office staff
o Good judgment in handling of accounts and ability to apply a professional approach in dealing with patients and insurance companies
o Sharp analytical abilities in order to resolve patient accounts in a timely and correct manner
o Proficient computer skills and ability to learn and navigate multiple software programs
o Ability to remain calm in stressful situations with patience and understanding
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved) No
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers, Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients. Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group employs over 800 physicians at more than 150 locations across Houston. Our specialists are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow. The combination of clinical service, research and academics ensure patients have access to the latest treatments and technologies while providing the best comprehensive patient care.