Why Work For Us?
Columbia Wellness is
proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on
building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have
established a strong referral base in the community and we are invested in our
clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision,
and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is
located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us
you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the
beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a
place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.
If you want to make a
difference that matters then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.
Some of What You'll Do:
Billing Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all of the billing
and collection operations for service billing to ensure accurate and timely
submission of claims, prompt collections and aggressive denial management. Effective and timely communication of
department/program issues or success to the Chief Operations Officer. Other duties as defined by the Chief Operations
organizes, directs and controls the fee for service billing to maximize
collection of revenue and minimize bad debt, including monthly review of
program aging, bad debt estimates, denial reports, etc.
use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the
provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned to
employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic
aspects of work performance and other management practices that are
consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement.
and maintains harmonious and effective relationships and communications
within the department and with other departments.
leadership support and technical oversight of billing and collection
functions performed by the all the programs.
for ensuring Financial Review meetings are held, are productive and action
items are addressed.
Billing Manager stays abreast of Federal and State billing requirements
and change billing practices/systems to meet these changes.
with other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the
goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the program.
on a daily basis with many other departments including contracts and
reimbursement, general accounting, medical records, new business
development and operations as well as program operations and financial
payer authorization requirements are met.
staff program assignments to maximize billing/collection efficiencies
using individual program billing requirements.
Department fee for service billing policies and procedures and best
revenue, payer contractual allowances and accounts receivable information
is appropriately reported at month end.
with the CFO to implement and maintain all program policies and billing
procedures to assure appropriate submission and payment of claims.
the Accounts Receivable staff within allocated budgetary parameters.
for ensuring monthly revenue meetings with program staff are held to
ensure accurate revenue and billable services.
month end reconciliation performed by staff for accuracy and addresses
month end reconciliation reports for accuracy.
CFO with establishing appropriate bad debt reserves requirements.
participates in meeting customer needs and adapting to changing customer
needs at all times.
and encourages participation from staff in activities, including
professional and trade organizations that promote mental health services
and/or their current job responsibilities.
and defines production standards to ensure that optimal performance
measurements are keeping pace with technology.
the quality of work rendered by the Fee for Service staff to ensure sound
procedures are followed.
and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
program within all the programs which includes frequent collaboration with
other departments, employee education and a focus on monitoring
departmental standards and actively removing barriers that hinder of high
quality work performance.
responsibility for her/his professional growth and the ongoing
professional development of the billing staff.
and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the
discretion of management.
School Degree or Equivalent is required.
(5) years of billing and collection experience in a healthcare billing
supervisory skills including proven ability in coaching, performance
improvement and disciplinary action.
of basic accounting principles, collection procedures, and experience with
computers and business machines.
understanding and ability to minimize the cash gap.
coding or a commitment to achieve a coding certification is required. Additional qualifying experience may be
substituted year for year for education.
Salary: Depends of experience and qualifications.
We are proud to be able
to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our
We offer all permanent
full time employees:
- Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for the
employee and their family
- Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the
- 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the
employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
- 9 paid holidays and 1 paid floater per year.
- 8 hours of sick leave per month
- 3 weeks of paid vacation in the 1st year of employment,
4 weeks after the first year and 5 weeks after 4 years.
- 3 pay increases within the first year of employment
*NO Phone Calls Please!
Columbia Wellness is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to
learn more about our organization.
Columbia Wellness is a
private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60