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Director Financial Clearance

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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Director Financial Clearance in Des Moines, Iowa - Careers at Des Moines Billing Office Skip Branding Patients Locations Services Careers Pay My Bill More MyUnityPoint

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      • For Vendors Copyright -- 2020 UnityPoint Health. All Rights Reserved. -- --- trademarks of UnityPoint Health. - Web Development byBlue Compass Director Financial Clearance in Des Moines, Iowa - Careers at Des Moines Billing Office Skip to Main Content Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Director Financial Clearance Requisition ID 2021-86106 Category Leadership - Non-Nursing Location US-IA-Des Moines Address 6200 Thornton Ave Affiliate 9010 Administration City Des Moines Department Health Information Management State IA FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scheduled Hours/Shift Days Work Type (Portal Searching) Full Time Benefits Overview This position may sit out of any of our UnityPoint regions. The Director , Financial Clearance-- is responsible for-- guiding operational processes within-- the departments of Central Financial Clearance and Patient Financial-- Counseling . This includes but is not limited to the functions of-- pre-registration, pre-authorization and authorization verification, notice of admission, marketplace enrollment, and patient financial assistance for hospital services . This position is responsible for ensuring that key performance indicators-- for-- patient financial clearance --(both centralized and decentralized) are consistently developed, measured and achieved. Responsibilities Leadership
        • Oversight of-- Central Financial Clearance --functions ( e.g. pre-registration of patients ,-- authorization and verification of authorization ,-- notice of admission) and Patient Financial-- Counseling --functions ( e.g. --marketplace enrollment, Medicaid enrollment and-- financial assistance --enrollment) --to ensure daily operations are maintained according to-- system defined standards.
        • Provides leadership in achieving organizational and departmental goals through planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring process in areas of responsibility.
        • Ensures-- assigned-- authorization and patient financial assistance --functions are-- performed-- in-- compliance of federal and state guidelines.
        • Responsible for m onitor ing --and --recommend --adjust ments to --department-- staffing-- practices-- to ensure compliance with-- benchmarking requirements and budgetary guidelines.
        • Conducts annual performance appraisal s for assigned team members.
        • Evaluates and recommends improvements to system policies and applicable job descriptions where needed.
        • Investigates budget variance and initiates corrective actions when necessary.
        • Leads team by motivating, mentoring, coaching and providing guidance to deliver high quality, cost effective services. Facilitates the ongoing learning, well-being, professional satisfaction and development of staff through training, work assignments, increased responsibility, and mentoring.
        • Provides-- guidance --to-- Manager of Central Finan cial Clearance and-- Regional-- Manager , Marketplace Exchange --to ensure effective, efficient operations, optimiz ation of-- performance and continually improving quality in a vastly changing health care environment .
        • Presents data, strategies, and progress towards goals in various governance management forums.
        • Maintain regular and consistent communication with Executive Director , Patient Access ,-- UnityPoint Clinic Referral Centers,-- Revenue Integrity leaders and Regional Financial Executive (VP of Finance or CFO) as applicable. Process Improvement
          • Implement-- Financial Clearance/Patient Financial-- Counseling --process improvement initiatives-- regionally-- as needed to improve workflows and to achieve departmental, hospital and corporate goals.
          • Lead system wide efforts in-- policy development and standardization of workflows.
          • Share concerns with and/or escalate team issues to the Executive Director of Patient Access, as appropriate
          • Develop additional --metrics and benchmarks-- t o support quality assurance and other Patient Access functions. Focus on call center best practice for benchmarking.
          • Recommends appropriate orientation and ongoing education to promote optimum associate performance --within assigned departments .
          • Execute on identified operational changes in support of strategic initiatives for the Patient Access Division. Qualifications Education:
            • Bachelor's Degree, in lieu of degree, additional 3 years of work experience is acceptable.
            • Master's Degree in Business or Healthcare Administration preferred. Experience:
              • Minimum 5 years management experience
              • 10+ years of healthcare experience in Business, Finance and/or Revenue Cycle in acute care hospital or related organization with increased leadership responsibilities.
              • In addition to specific healthcare experience, 3 years of call center leadership experience preferred. License(s)/Certification(s):
                • LEAN or Six Sigma Certification preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
                  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience
                  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, managed care and commercial payor requirements related to Financial Clearance and Patient Financial Counseling processes
                  • Knowledge of compliance requirements for Financial Clearance and Patient Financial Counseling
                  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
                  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements, state and federal regulatory and professional standards.
                  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office products
                  • Strong interpersonal skills
                  • Ability to take initiative, exercise independent judgment with strong decision making, and problem-solving skills
                  • Must be able to travel to affiliates, varies
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