UnityPoint Health

Reimbursement Analyst

Requisition ID
2021-103584
Category
Accounting and Finance
Location
US-IA-West Des Moines
Address
1776 West Lakes Pkwy
Affiliate
9010 Administration
City
West Des Moines
Department
Reimbursement
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday- Friday/ remote
Work Remotely within the US
Yes
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

 

This position is open to remote/work from home with strong preference for candidates residing within the UPH geographies of Iowa, Illinois, & Wisconsin

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

 

At UnityPoint Health we believe our people are amazing. That’s right. Amazing! Every day we get to provide exceptional experiences to all who walk on our campus and in our hospitals.  We support the work that you will do by staying focused on what matters: YOU, our patients, visitors and family members. Are you ready to join a team that is passionate about excellence? If you answered “yes!” read on about our open position.

Responsibilities

Reimbursement & Finance

  • Completes annual cost reports based on the data and information received from the facility financial systems, billing systems and management.
  • Meets with facility management to ensure operational changes have been incorporated in the cost report and contested items are handled appropriately.
  • Works closely with facility management to ensure reimbursement related issues are addressed consistently, timely and accurately
  • Coordinates providing information for third party audits of cost reports, works with auditors to resolve any outstanding issues and provide written response to audit adjustments when needed.
  • Assists with the impact analysis of unique reimbursement methodologies applicable to both urban and rural providers as well as various provider types/designations and the filing of any letters requesting application or approval of these methodologies.
  • Reviews new legislation and regulatory changes impacting the reimbursement aspects of the integrated services provided by the providers and provides consultation and expert advice to management with regard to the changing regulations.
  • Performs contractual allowance calculations and analysis of the contractual variances to budget for the assigned facilities.
  • Assist with the annual review of budgeted contractual expense.
  • Assists with the review of third party liability schedules to ensure appropriate reserve levels are maintained.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding system reporting needs that effectively, efficiently and consistently provide the necessary data to support routine reimbursement functions. These recommendations are given particular weight by leadership in the decision-making process regarding matters of significance in meeting the business objectives prior to their approval for implementation.
  • Act as a liaison with management to provide support in communications to other stakeholders in their organizations (i.e. Board Committees, Dept. management)
  • Assists with obtaining information for reimbursement projects where outside consultants have been engaged, including Appeals.
  • Performs other reimbursement related functions as requested.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting or related field.

Experience

  • 3 years’ work experience in finance, accounting or analytics.
  • Healthcare finance operations or reimbursement experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency with computer applications with a strong emphasis on database and spreadsheet applications and the ability to perform detailed analysis of data.

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