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Collection Specialist - East PRN

Universal Health Services

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Ambulatory Care
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Collection Specialist - East PRN

Job Code:  233590
Facility: Atlantic Region CBO
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Accounting/Billing
Category: Office/Clerical
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare 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 a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

The primary responsibility of the Collection Specialist is to follow up on and seek resolution of patient and third party accounts receivable balances in both English and possibly Spanish.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Completes third party follow up on outstanding insurance claims through contact with the payers.
2. Completes incoming correspondence from patients and insurance companies.
3. Works through coding or billing issues by working EOB’s to correct the errors in a timely manner.
4. Escalate problem accounts to management team of department for assistance and resolution.
5. Properly documents the patient account of all steps taken to resolve the balance.
6. Bulk mails all manual claims to individual payers daily.
7. Works all daily, weekly and monthly reports as assigned.
8. Completes all required monthly in-services and educational training as required.
9. Completes other duties as assigned.


The following are the job requirements for the Collection Specialist position:

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required.
Excellent negotiation and collection skills are essential.
Must work effectively with other employees, patients, insurance companies and other outside parties.
The ability to clearly communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing is required.
Provides customer focused service, exceeding expectations of both internal and external customers.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required.
Ability to pay attention to detail, prioritize needs, multi-task and manage needs is essential.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
At least one to three years of collection experience in a healthcare business office environment is preferred.

If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background with us by applying on line. UHS offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance and 401k.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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