Client Account Collections Specialist – Virtuoso Medical Management, Inc. – Thousand Oaks, CA

Client Account Collections Specialist
Virtuoso Medical Management, Inc.Thousand Oaks, CA

Full-time, Contract

Virtuoso Medical Management, Inc.

Client Account Collections Specialist (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Virtuoso Medical Management (VMM) is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Client Account Collection Specialist. We are a medical management company specializing in multi-specialty surgery centers and medical clinics. This position would be responsible for handling outside client accounts on multiple EMR systems and providing ongoing billing and collections support to the physicians and their office staff. This is a great opportunity to work with experienced senior management and to understand the day-to-day operations of a medical management company.

This position requires a candidate who is motivated, organized, and a team-player with a positive attitude. This position reports to the Billing Manager in the Central Business Office.

Duties:

  • Processes all underpayment, short payment, or denial EOBs and all adjustments to patient accounts
  • Files secondary claims for commercial and private insurance
  • Reviews client’s accounts receivable report and collection ledgers for aging to follow-up on all claims
  • Files appeals and conducts follow-up on appeal status
  • Responds to patient inquiries on insurance or payment concerns in a timely manner
  • On a regular basis, meets with revenue cycle management team on status of AR and collection issues
  • Stays current with insurance contract rates and policy changes
  • Assists management with preparation of monthly reports and other tasks as requested
  • Utilizes accurate judgment, especially when handling insurance claims and dealing with client patient accounts
  • Versatile and willing to coordinate with and participate in, when necessary, all other aspects of the Central Business Office
  • Keeps accurate and detailed notes and documentation on account statuses
  • Supports refund requests with documentation required
  • Collects on self-pay accounts by contacting patients
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as reasonably assigned
  • May require travel to clinical facilities within Southern California as needed; must possess CA driver’s license

Experience and Education:

  • 3+ years of professional medical billing and collections with in-network providers
  • Familiar with appeals processes, under payment review, secondary billing, claims re-openings and 3rd party fee negotiations
  • Knowledge of professional CPT and ICD-9 & 10 codes
  • Understands and interprets patient benefits and verification notes
  • Understands and interprets payer contracts
  • Well-versed in medical terminology
  • Medicare experience required
  • Experience with ASC billing or collections a plus
  • Out-of-network experience a plus
  • High School diploma required

Required Skills:

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, clinic staff, physicians, and coworkers
  • Positive and friendly disposition
  • Organized and client-oriented
  • Handles patients with care and compassion
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Works well in a team environment

Technical Requirements:

  • Microsoft Suite
  • Practice Management and Billing software experience a plus
  • eClinicalWorks, Dr. Chrono, or Allscripts experience a plus
  • PC computers

Salary and Benefits:

  • $18-22/per hour, depending on experience
  • Competitive health and dental insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Voluntary life, AD&D, long and short-term disability insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement for necessary car travel

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