Patient Accounts Manager, Behavioral Health

Job Description

Job ID: 1193905
Employment Status: Full-Time
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BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 6,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health also administers the BJC Employee Assistance Program ad Behavioral Health Partners, an administrative services organization.


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Role Purpose

Manages and coordinates activities of staff engaged in various Patient Accounts functions. Implements systems and procedures to insure accurate and timely reimbursement. Monitors day-to-day operations, including task assignments, goal setting, training, staff meetings, staff productivity and compliance issues. Plans and implements processes and procedures to achieve cash collection targets, days of credits outstanding and accounts receivable aging goals while maintaining budgeted staffing levels. Manages special projects, as needed.


Responsibilities

  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Ensures timely and accurate billing for clinical services rendered.
  • Ensures timely collection of amounts billed.
  • Ensures prompt follow up on accounts with insurance companies, third party payers and families.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Accounting/Business/related
    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer