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Billing/Collections Specialist

Job Code:  189089
Facility: Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center
Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA US Mid-Atlantic
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Office/Clerical
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

 Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies operating through its subsidiary acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 74,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center offers hope and healing for youth ages 7 to 18 at the time of admission with several psychiatric diagnoses and/or developmental disabilities. Located in Portsmouth, VA, Harbor Point provides intensive, residential treatment to youth in a comfortable setting that is conducive to healing. Our facility specializes in treating children and adolescents with depression, bipolar, ADHD, and other mental health issues. We also have specific treatment programs for those with intellectual disabilities or those with self-injurious behavior. Harbor Point and its programs are fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities. We are licensed by The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Virginia Department of Education. We are a TRICARE®-approved and certified facility

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Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center is currently seeking a full-time Billing/Collections Specialist, who will be responsible for timely and accurate billing and collections of all third party payers. Must possess critical thinking skills and understanding of third party payer payment methods to prepare contractual adjustments correctly based on payer contracts or government regulations. Responsible to submit electronic and paper claims to private and government payers, follow-up on submitted claims in accordance with payer and facility policies, document account activity, post payments and adjustments and demonstrate proficiency with billing system to ensure all functionality is utilized for the upmost efficient processing of claims. Responsible to report billing and collection trends, problems and issues that result in delayed claim processing. Responsible to maintain current on all private and government payer billing regulations and policy.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Three or more years medical billing and collections/follow-up experience with third party payers; preferably behavioral healthcare and/or social services. Electronic billing experience working with residential and/or acute accounts and billing strongly preferred. Must be computer literate with above average skills in Excel and Databases.Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must maintain professionalism when dealing with internal and external customers. Demonstrated complex  problem solving proficiency in follow-up situations. Must be knowledgeable of and abide by  HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA.         

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