Robert Half International Chicago Healthcare Senior Consultant (Revenue Cycle OR Internal Audit) in CHICAGO, Illinois
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Chicago Healthcare Senior Consultant (Revenue Cycle OR Internal Audit)
The Healthcare Industry grew throughout the most recent recession, but today companies are facing new challenges on the road to growth and success in the future. Healthcare reform in the United States, increased fraud regulations, the push for Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation and management, and HIPAA compliance are all top-of-mind for executives. Yet, whether non-profit or for-profit, these areas must be addressed in the context of effectively meeting customer and patient needs and achieving financial objectives. Protiviti’s deep industry knowledge and skilled healthcare industry experts can help your organization not only manage these challenges, but turn them into competitive advantages.
Protiviti’s Healthcare team is equipped with the in-depth knowledge, proven methodologies and tools necessary to provide your organization with innovative solutions in the following Healthcare Industry sectors: Healthcare Payers, Healthcare Providers, Life Science & Pharmaceuticals.
ROLE DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIESThe following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of team members.
The Senior Consultant is responsible for:
Direct supervision of Consultants, serving as both a role model and trainer in helping them to develop technical and professional competency.
Planning, scoping, developing, and leading projects, including developing work plans that comply with Protiviti policies and methodologies.
Leading interviews with process owners to understand current state systems, processes, and/or controls and assessing risk with minimal oversight and supervision.
Evaluating design and operating effectiveness of in-scope audit areas, including efficiency, effectiveness, and mitigating controls, and procedures to remediate gaps.
Preparing audit reports on findings and recommendations to senior management.
Reviewing deliverables, audit work papers, and other supporting process documentation for quality.
Communicating strengths and weaknesses to the client or internal project management team and developing effective solutions.
Performing job administration responsibilities, including status reports, budget to actuals, and peer evaluations for consulting staff.
Ensuring timely completion of assigned project phases within a provided budget.
Exhibiting strong ethical behavior and strong morals.
Developing and maintaining effective client relationships.
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Information Technology or Business Related Field) required.
3+ years in a healthcare provider industry (or relevant experience in professional services), preferably in areas such as patient financial services, reimbursement, compliance or internal audit.
Healthcare specific or other professional certifications such as CPA, CIA or CHFP strongly preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Demonstrated project management, supervisory, leadership, and mentoring experience.
Ability to quickly learn new concepts and skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact in team environment and foster client relationships.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills including documentation of findings and recommendations.
Strong listening skills to discern the best course of action for our clients.
REQUIRED TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
An advanced skill base in internal auditing.
Solid understanding of current accounting (GAAP) and auditing (GAAS) principles.
Understanding of commonly used internal control concepts
Knowledge of auditing processes and methodologies, including developing process flows.
Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications with specific emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Secondary emphasis on Visio and Access.
REQUIRED INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Prior experience in the healthcare industry, preferably provider operations including hospitals, physician practices and ancillary services.
Understanding of revenue cycle operations
Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Stark, Anti-kickback and other industry-relevant compliance requirements.
Provider billing and reimbursement, including revenue recognition and accounts receivable management
General knowledge of healthcare provider operations, including hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, skilled nursing
Relevant regulatory knowledge within the industry including, but not limited to: CMS, OIG, HIPAA, ACA etc.
Key healthcare provider processes including, but not limited to: charge capture, billing, collections, compliance, patient access, medical records, physician relationships, financial operations, foundation, etc.
ABILITY TO TRAVEL
- Travel throughout the month frequently required based upon client requests/commitments. Travel may include suburban, regional, or out of state locations.
Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.
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IL PRO CHICAGO
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