Summary: The Account Specialist II, Insurance Follow-Up & Denials Management is responsible for all insurance follow-up responsibilities for Cook Children's Physician Network. Primary duties are; follow-up, analysis, and resolution of outstanding insurance claims; initiation of the appeals process on behalf of CCPN providers. The Account Specialist II, Insurance Follow-Up & Denials Management will primarily be responsible for performing duties such as; reimbursement analysis; provides the Manager, Insurance Follow-Up & Denials Management with timely financial and volume data related to claims adjudication and payment trend analyses; performs all required patient account adjustments; provides feedback to practice managers regarding effectiveness of diagnostic and procedural coding; monitors active accounts receivable for identification of potential problems; serves as liaison between assigned practice(s) and billing office; communicates effectively with patients, practice managers, physicians and others regarding collection of outstanding claims; maintains proper documentation and edits of work performed; and at all times maintains a professional demeanor to assure that patients are treated in an appropriate and compassionate manner.
High School or equivalent required.
Intermediate knowledge of coding and medical terminology with understanding of diversified health insurance plans a plus.
At least 3 years' experience in a physician billing environment or at least two (2) years in the capacity of PN Account Specialist I, with proficiency in performance of duties evidenced by a minimum rating of "meets" expectations on the most recent Performance Review.
Understanding of managed care contracts, denials and payor methodology.
Extensive knowledge of healthcare third party reimbursement, variance and denial records.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Medical terminology preferred.
Prior experience with Epic Resolute Professional Billing preferred.
Cook Children's is an EOE/AA - Minority/Females/Disability/Vet
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 6...0 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.