Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to assist the Accounts Receivable Manager with accounting and billing functions of the facility in accordance with current acceptable accounting and cost reimbursement principles relating to the long-term care industry. Must have knowledge of the billing process with Medicare, Medical, and HMO.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's accounting functions under the supervision of the Administrator.
Review the facility's accounting policies and procedures periodically, at least annually, and make recommendations to the Administrator.
Interpret the facility's accounting policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary.
Assist department directors in the development and use of accounting policies and procedures, and establish a rapport in and between departments so that each can realize the importance of accurate reporting procedures.
Supervise and train personnel involved in accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, resident funds, etc.
Monitor internal controls to assure compliance with established procedures.
Represent the facility at and participate in top level meetings as required.
Schedule and participate in departmental meetings.
Serve as liaison to the Administrator, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff.
Assist in the establishment and maintenance of an adequate accounting system that reflects the operating cost of the facility.
Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
Establish and maintain a system of financial recordkeeping to include ledgers, recording payments, writing receipts, posting cash journals, prepare and make bank deposits, etc.
Monitor and collect accounts receivables. Report delinquent accounts to the Administrator.
Perform functions of computer/data processor as necessary.
Develop and utilize computer reports and output as required.
Ensure that resident admission contracts are signed and appropriately filed.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning accounting functions.
Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and make adjustments as necessary to assure the continued ability to provide quality care.
Assist in the planning and implementation of changes in the accounting system.
Assume the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the accounting functions and programs.
A minimum of 2 years experience in health care financial administration is preferred.