Oregon Health & Science University Cash Receivable Technician (Accounting Technician, Senior) in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

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Functions/Duties of Position

Reconstruct account transactions showing charges & payments for complex insurance remits, then analyzing, resolving and taking corrective action independently. Perform complex data entry of patient receivables; insure Central Finance Service office/Treaury is able to balance to their bank statement. Responsible for receiving monies, reconciling and making a bank deposits. Receive receipts and remittance advices from patient, insurance companies and other Patient Business Services stakeholders and process in accordance with University and Department cash handling procedures. Advance knowledge of OHSU, PBS & UMG (for Single Billing Office) for Cash handling policies, procedures and Auditor and Treasury requirements. Make independent decisions and judgments that effect OHSU/PBS Financial reporting/Patient AR. Use a variety of OHSU computer programs/web sites to ensure posting payments to the hospital AR is complete and accurate. Prepare, review and analyze complex posting/financial reports. Analyze insurance remittance advices and patient accounts for complex payment take backs/punch credits and resolve patient accounts (ensure payment are correct) to ensure patient satisfaction. This position has a direct impact on cash collections, reimbursement, days of revenue, net revenue and customer service.

  • Electronic & Wire's: Reponsible for the accurate and timely posting of over twenty ERA insurance companies. Receive daily wire payments from bank. In EPIC, download remits, reconcile with correct payment. Print needed reports in EPIC for account reconciliation, ensure all payments posted, if some “errored out”, research why and resolve by manually posting. Make independent judgments and decisions; insure accuracy of posting. Analyze account and remit for complex payments, take backs & punch credits. Ensure all necessary documentation is provided and complete to make necessary decisions. Contact Insurance/third party or patient as necessary. Performs complex data entry. Access Bank web site and review/print reports as needed for balanceing and deposit reporting
  • Process Insurance Lock Box service work by posting ERA payments accurately and timely, making sure errors are fixed timely in the ODC system. Make independent judgments and decisions. Ensures all necessary documentation is provided and complete to make necessary decisions
  • Process Patient payment Lock Box ERA accurately and timely. Print and review banking deposit reports
  • Research & transfer payments from all lock box clearing accounts to correct patient account. Make independent judgments and decisions; insure accuracy of posting. Contact Insurance/third party or patient as necessary. Performs complex data entry
  • Complete Excel spread sheet for payments needing to be Journal entered to another department
  • Respond to inquiries (call’s and emails) about cash handling, payments, and deposits. Explains and clarifies processes and procedures to customers. Respond to inquiries timely and professionally
  • Responsible for making PBS, UMG Cash and HFS deposits to bank. Accurately reporting work
  • Complete deposit forms and timely give paperwork to CPO for entering into Oracle. Receive Oracle recpts from CPO and verify GL# was entered correctly
  • Monitor multiple EPIC Clearing accounts, make sure entries are cleared from them timely and accurately
  • Manually post payments to patient accounts from VA, ChampVa and other non-ERA remits. These payments must be posted accurately and timely
  • Prepare posted batches for scanning by an off site service by accurately completing forms and following the out-sourced company’s procedures
  • Open insurance and patient payments, review checks for deposit ability. Held to high level of accuracy and honesty in working with cash, checks and currency
  • Create and maintain Excel spread sheets; work with complex macros
  • Update and create procedures for work processes
  • Performs as back up for other Cash duties:
  • In Scan1 web site work ODC Exections daily meeting vendor requirements and time lines
  • Pull Bank card reports from bank sites and post/process to correct patient accounts
  • Other Duties as assigned within the scope of the established class specifications, team support and environmental activities
Job Requirements

*REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: *

  • Completion of Associate's degree in accounting/bookkeeping and 1 year of experience; OR
  • *Two years of accounting technician/bookkeeping experience; *OR
  • **Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Work experience must have occurred witnin six months of hire date and include hospital business office experience
  • 10 key/data entry experience 125 kspm with accuracy
  • Ability to use multiple system applications
  • Bank web sites, Insurance web sites
  • Kronos
  • Epic Resolute Professional Billing
  • Epic Resolute Hospital Billing
  • Outlook
  • Scan1/ODC web site Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Cash Receivable Technician (Accounting Technician, Senior)

Department: Patient Business Services

Location: FAB 400

Drug Testable: No

Job: IRC74505

FTE: 1.0, Full Time

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm

Salary Range: $18.85 – $25.49 per hour

Location: Portland OR (Tuality Hospital)

Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)