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Reimbursement Accountant II

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Job Description

ABOUT US

As the leader of rehabilitative care, Encompass Health offers both facility-based and homebased patient care through its national network of rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies that spans 42 states and Puerto Rico. Setting the standard for providing excellent care, Encompass Health has earned its place among Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” and the Fortune “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2021.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Reimbursement Accountant II is responsible, with assistance, for cost reporting, hospital support, and audit support for assigned hospitals, along with assigned functional areas such as top downs, bad debts, LIP, Home Office, DTDF, LIP, and CRIP/Propapers.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Completes timely & accurate Medicare and Medicaid cost reports with supervision.
    • Develops ability to handle more complex areas of the cost report.
    • Completes work within expected timeframes.
  • Participates in audit/reviews done by external organizations to protect the Company’s interests.
  • Ensures audit impacts are calculated and accounted for while contesting disputed adjustments.
  • Supports customers in identifying and resolving reimbursement issues.
  • Monitors compliance with Medicare regulations and company policies on reimbursement and HIH.
  • Communicates and works to resolve concerns.
  • Takes a major role in the completion of functional and special projects.
    • Accomplishes goals within productivity standards.
  • Understands key cost report drivers and operational impacts.
    • Develops the ability to communicate technical information upstream.
  • Possesses detailed working knowledge of all software applications and reports.
    • Uses technology applications to accomplish Department goals.
    • Conducts independent research accurately and efficiently.
    • Analyzes and reconciles data and to complete assigned cost reports and projects.
  • Requires minimal direction in performing day-to-day responsibilities.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves problems.
    • Follows chain of command.
  • Develops industry, organizational and position knowledge and skills.
    • Stays current in job knowledge through departmental regulation summaries/ CMS/State/Hospital Association websites,
  • MediRegs and other industry related materials.
    • Maintains working knowledge of areas not in direct scope of assigned work duties including DSH surveys, state payment methodologies, CMS-13, 437B, revenue recognition, and Medicare payment systems

 

Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one, including:

  • Benefits that begin when you do.
  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.
  • Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.
  • Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (preferred) or Finance.
  • 18 months of hospital Reimbursement experience or equivalent healthcare experience.

Machines, Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc.
  • Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.
  • Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 15 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling exceeds these minimum requirements.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.
  • Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.
  • Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
  • Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.
  • Handicapped accessible.
  • May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

  • Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.
  • Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.
  • Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.
  • May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
  • May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.

 



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Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2129288