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Billing and Collections Specialist

Company: Behavior Analysis Inc
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position DescriptionBehavior Analysis, Inc. dba Florida Autism Treatment CentersTile: Billing and Collections SpecialistReports to: Administrative SupervisorFLSA Status: Nonexempt Job Summary:The Billing & Collections Specialist's supports the Administrative Supervisor and acts as a liaison to the Billing & Collections Department. Primary responsibilities are client weekly collections, in addition to client outstanding accounts receivable dollars from the existing client base and all other aspects of collections, resolving client. Responsible for the accurate and timely filing and follow-up on claims submitted to third-party commercial carriers and intermediaries according to facility, state, federal, and payor guidelines.Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To:Ensures accurate and timely preparation, submission and collections of claims to third party commercial carriers and intermediaries according to facility, state, federal and payor guidelines.Initiates and maintains contact with insurance carriers and clients involved in the resolution of billing.Contact clients regarding payment negotiations of overdue invoices and obtain client's payment commitmentsGenerate in-depth summary invoicing on a weekly basis, providing consolidated statements to clients, working with clients to collect on invoices, and handle any invoicing issues for assigned accounts.Track and resolve discrepancies, based on partial payment and contracts.Review and audit aging accounts receivable report on a regular basis; following up on late payments and updating management regarding payment information.Follow best practices regarding initial follow-up/first contact at 21- 28 days for insurance claims and subsequent follow-up every 10-14 days.Resolve claims from initial billing through final resolution, elevating issues, as appropriate, to the Billing and Collections Supervisor on a timely basis.Generate weekly reporting to Billing & Collections Supervisor and Administrator involving collections, as per the Company's practices.Audit claims to ensure the correct billing codes have been selected to ensure maximum utilization of the client's authorization and timely payment from the funding source.Maintains confidentiality of client information and records; and of Company's proprietary, privileged, and /or confidential information.Cross trains and performs other duties as assigned based on Company's operational needs.QualificationsAbility to communicate information professionally in both verbal and written form, and proven ability to multitask and prioritize.Education:High school diploma or equivalent requiredWork Experience:Minimum of two (1) year of full-cycle medical billing and insurance collections experience; within an ABA agency or health-related field preferred.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Exceptionally strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently is crucial for success in this positionSolid history of proven success with accounts receivable.Ability to organize and prioritize work and manage multiple priorities.Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, letters, memos, and emails.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to research and analyze data.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers, management, staff, and contacts outside the organization.Project management skills.Other Skills and Abilities:Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the organization.Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and adjust to deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.Problem solver with the ability to find solutions to both people and process issues in a positive manner.Ability to capture the detail of a situation and communicate accurately and completely both verbally and in writing.Disciplined self-starter with the ability to work independently managing time effectively.Ability to provide excellent customer service to associates by listening, comprehending, and guiding them through issues to closure.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate and handle keyboards and controls. The employee is required to walk and reach with hands and arms and sometimes may be required to bend and lift files.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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