Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Full - Time 40 Hours Per Week First Shift: Flexible Remote Position: Could change per business needs
Reporting to the Manager, Revenue Integrity, the Revenue Integrity Specialist is responsible for coordinating all aspects of charge capture with improving revenue results by taking a global view of clinical and financial processes, functions and interdependencies from the provision of patient care to final bill generation.
Under supervision from the Manager, Revenue Integrity, the Revenue Integrity Specialist is responsible for the facilitation of multiple Revenue Integrity initiatives to support individuals and teams working on Revenue Integrity initiatives focusing on revenue cycle integrity.  Due to its service focus and project management emphasis, this position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, well-developed analytic and organizational skills.  The Revenue Integrity Specialist applies a variety of continuous improvement and process improvement initiatives working with individuals and teams from project conception to implementation of process improvement initiatives. Project work may include technical analyses or may require facilitation of a large multi-disciplinary group of operations and/or medical personnel.  Works collaboratively with leadership to increase efficiencies, reduce variability, reduce errors/defects, and involve all appropriate personnel. Prepares reports and recommendations for management and coordinates implementation whenever possible.  This individual provides needed continuous improvement training and education and works closely with other Revenue Integrity personnel to meet education needs at all levels throughout the hospital.  Communicates regularly with Management on specific projects.  Flexibility, innovation, and creativity are necessary characteristics of the successful candidate. Individual is expected to continuously learn and apply new continuous improvement methodologies, and to spread successful innovation through the institution.
Works directly for the Revenue Integrity Manager as part of the Revenue Cycle team.
Responsibilities will include coordinating and communicating the development of compliant and standard charge capture processes, procedures, and documentation.
Collaborates with subject matter experts and assigned Epic/I.T. resources as needed to provide appropriate systematic process.
Monitors and presents the effectiveness of implemented charge capture processes and education by developing charge reports in Epic or related systems.
Monitors and facilitates revenue cycle activities including pricing, charge capture, revenue recognition and denial management.
Provide recommendations for financial improvement.
Provides support for strategic and tactical planning.
Monitoring of financial performance, achievement of goals and benchmarks, identifying variances, preparing and presenting analyses and reports to VP and management team.
Facilitate and meaningfully participate in contingency planning and financial forecasting.
Collaborates with members of revenue cycle, department leadership, clinical staff, and IT to implement, educate, and maintain charge capture improvements across the organization.
Other duties as required.
Minimum one (1) year experience in healthcare revenue cycle, analysis, and charge-related experience is required.
Knowledge and experience of healthcare revenue cycle required.
Epic experience is preferred.
Proven ability in revenue analysis and charge capture methodologies required.
Strong written and oral communication skills and problem-solving skills required.
Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required. Data warehouses, and/or decision support systems and reporting tools experience preferred.
Education and Experience
Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, IT, Healthcare Administration, Nursing, or related field is preferred
Certification: Coding certification (AAPC or AHIMA) required. Lean/Six Sigma certification is preferred. Revenue certification is preferred.
Years of relevant experience: 3 to 5 years is preferred.
Years of experience supervising: None.
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