Patient Account Representative for Revenue Cycle - Houston, TX
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 19000214
We are looking for an entry level Patient Account Representative to work with our Revenue Cycle Department. You will need to work under general supervision, and the position is responsible for accurate and timely collection of third party and private pay receivables. Candidates with Patient Access Representative experience are preferred. You must at the very least have exposure to insurance and the denial process. You will work with four divisions including Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Emergency Medicine, and Neurosurgery. All applicants must have at least 6 months in a medical collections environment.
This is a full time position that is classified as non-exempt. It will be paid hourly. You will work in our Operations Center Building just south of NRG Stadium and the 610 Loop. This position will be eligible for full benefits from UTHealth including excellent healthcare coverage and participation in a pension program run by the State of Texas.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Reviews general accounts receivable incoming correspondence and takes timely and appropriate action.
Analyzes account for errors, adjustment, credits, issuing corrected entries when required. Escalates complex issues. Updates account information.
Documents communications accurately and completely and follows up as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Some knowledge of business office, patient billing, or collection/ reimbursement procedures in a healthcare setting; proficient in MS Office with emphasis in Excel, 10-key and math.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate from a vocational business school with a minor in a job related field preferred.
Six (6) months of hospital/medical collections experience with understanding of third party reimbursement procedures, as well as state and federal regulations governing healthcare.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
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