DaVita Vice President - Finance and Reimbursement in Vernon Hills, Illinois

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE

JOB:

VP of Finance and Reimbursement will direct all aspects of

accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger,

receivables, payables, payroll and financial reporting.This

position provides advice and leadership on financial and reimbursement

processes to support the mission and objectives of Lifeline and network of

clients. Provide consultative support

and coordinate activities to support Lifeline clients regarding all aspects of

health care financial and revenue cycle management.

SUPERVISORY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Position has full supervisory responsibility

for recruitment, retention, hiring, professional development, performance

review, succession planning, and termination for all direct reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES :

The following duties and responsibilities

generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be

all inclusive.

• Provide strategic and tactical direction

and management oversight to the Reimbursement function

o Analyze payments to optimize revenue for services provided

o Ensure collections from all third party payors and follow-up on

outstanding claims

o Advise senior management of reimbursement policies that could

affect revenue and provide analysis of reimbursement changes as they occur

o Develop tools and manage quality and productivity metrics to

improve performance of function

• Approve financial resources allocations

including expenses, salary administration, and budget

• Administer third-party payor contracts

and, where appropriate, negotiate new contracts and contract renewals

• Ensure billing and collection practices

are compliant with all federal and state reimbursement programs

Provide senior management and field operations and customers with

accurate billing and coding information

Provide physicians with information relative to the correct

billing and coding of procedures

Work with outside consultants, lobbyists, government agencies

(including CMS), local Medical Directors and Regional offices to achieve

appropriate reimbursement for invoices

Know, understand, implement, follow, and communicate to teammates

all Lifeline and/or DaVita employment policies and procedures, awards, and

other opportunities within company and foster a positive work environment

Travel required: up to 10%

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(Education, licenses,

certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties,

include computer skills as required):

High school diploma or equivalent required

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business Administration or

equivalent work experience (minimum of 4 years in lieu of degree) strongly preferred

Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) preferred

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in business management and/or

Accounts Receivable management required

Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Excel required;

intermediate skills and proficiency in MS Word, Outlook required; familiarity

with PowerPoint required

ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN

THIS POSITION:

Commitment to and role model of DaVita’s values of Service

Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability,

Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and

proactively to patients, co-workers, management, physicians, and/or vendors in

every day performance and interactions

Proven leadership skills and the ability to collaborate across

functions and with all levels of the organization

Ability to maximize resources to accomplish key metrics

Demonstrated ability to effectively produce a high quality of work

and to initiate the completion of extensive multiple tasks not specifically

directed in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving work environment

In-depth understanding of reimbursement and the roles of teammates

in mission accomplishment; ability to resolve accounts receivable challenges

Demonstrated expertise in business and analytical skills

Demonstrated ability to create, refine and manage new business

processes

Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both detail and

big-picture levels and to drive projects forward

Analytical thinker with demonstrated ability to perform root cause

analysis, prepare and implement action plans, and lead improvement initiatives

Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of teammate management

including recruitment, hiring, retention, performance management, and

disciplinary actions

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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.