Research Billing Specialist

Atlanta, GA
Dec 23, 2017
Jan 22, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Description
This position supports the research program in management post-award financial activities for research projects conducted at Northside Hospital. The primary function of the Research Billing Specialist is to review all research patient care items and services against a Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA) and to segregate the charges by the applicable payor type. This role is based in the Central Research Department and supports multiple inpatient and outpatient practices. This role will manage research billing for oncology, cardiology, critical care and several other disease areas. This individual works closely with the Research Financial Analysts and Research Accountant.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or an applicable related field with one (1) years of experience; or five (5) years of research, financial analysis, billing, coding or relevant experience. An applicable related field may be business administration, accounting or an experienced Study Coordinator financial management experience.
  • It is highly preferred that the individual have an understanding of Medicare billing rules and functional knowledge of essential National Coverage Decisions and the new CMS Clinical Research Policy
  • Experience working with patient bills, patient accounting, billing and/or coding is preferred.
  • Effective professional communication skills; ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Effective organizational skills, effective follow-through and commitment to excellence.
  • Knowledge of key research financial regulations regarding research (e.g., FDA / OHRP / ORI / DHHS / NIH) preferred.
  • Knowledge about clinical research administration, Good Clinical Practices, and federal grants preferred.
  • Proven track record in customer service, attention to detail, and problem solving
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Must be flexible and adaptable, conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently

  • License/Certification Requirements: No

    Work Hours: 8a-4:30p

    Weekend Requirements: No

    On-Call Requirements: No

    Why choose Northside? Northside supports our employees' professional and personal growth. We foster an environment that promotes work/life balance. We embrace diversity. We care about you. If you are ready to advance your career, apply online today to join Northside’s team!
    Service Area Overview
    Northside Hospital Cancer Institute's Research Program is one of the largest community-based oncology/hematology programs in the nation. It is one of only a handful of programs that offers Phase I-IV clinical research. At Northside, we pride ourselves on offering the latest in breakthrough procedures, technologies and treatments through our collaboration with some of the most respected research institutions and programs in the country. Clinical trials are typically available only in university or research institution settings. However, through these partnerships our Cancer Institute gives patients access to exclusive clinical trials, making us one of the largest and most respected providers of comprehensive cancer care in the Southeast.
    • Our program has received an Outstanding Achievement Award as a fully accredited Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
    • Specialty areas include: BMT; Women's; Prostate; and Research.
    • The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute combines the latest in technology, research with compassionate, patient-centered care.

    Facility Overview
    Discovering what’s possible at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia --- it’s something our patients and team members do every day. Our reputation as one of Georgia’s fastest growing healthcare institutions and our state-of-the-art, award-winning work environment are well-known. But what resonates most with our people is the way we balance clinical excellence with compassionate care, support real work/life balance, and how close they feel to their co-workers.

    Our 537-bed, not-for-profit, full-service hospital does more than serve our community. We’re a market leader in Women's Services, Maternity and Newborn Services, Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Cancer Care. Proud to have been voted “Atlanta's Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Care Needs" by consumers for more than 16 years. We are pleased to offer our people great pay, benefits, and a pension plan.

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