PRICING ANALYST, CHARGEMASTER OPERATIONS

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
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Posted on June 16, 2020
Req #: 171121
Department: UW MEDICINE CHARGEMASTER OPERATIONS
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle) 
Posting Date: 07/02/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.  UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.

UW Medicine Chargemaster Operations has an outstanding opportunity for a Pricing Analyst.  Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Chargemaster Operations, this individual will ensure rational and defensible pricing for all hospital services and performs assessments of affiliate prices compared to the other local healthcare providers and industry standards.  The Pricing Analyst recommends price-setting methodologies and incorporates all factors impacting hospital price-setting, including market conditions, costs of patient care, governmental payment rates, local demographic factors, new technology costs, local standards for patient care, local economic conditions and hospital financial condition, among others.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pricing Analytics & Execution--Pricing Modeling Tool; Pricing Methodology; Market Analysis; Pricing Support; Fee Schedule Responsibilities
  • Quality Management
  • Education & Development
  • Relationship Management
  • Other Duties, as assigned

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    REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance/related field AND at least six (6) years of hospital pricing and/or contracting experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

    DESIRED:

  • MBA or CPA desired
  • Comprehensive knowledge of complex federal and state laws and regulations affecting institutional healthcare providers
  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare operations continuum, and Finance and Revenue Cycle processes
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills with experience presenting to all levels of a health system
  • Knowledgeable in database computer applications and be able to synthesize and summarize data. Experience in process improvement and ability to identify and minimize process variation. Demonstrated ability in process improvement, system standard design, and implementation.
  • Expertise in financial management and health care reporting, specifically as it relates to CDM / EAP pricing and net revenue analysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the charge development process and the interrelationship of cost accounting, cost management, and related functions
  • Understands charging processes
  • Knowledgeable of the hospital financial systems, A/R systems, and the CDM / EAP role within such systems
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with contractual allowances and third party settlements to ensure financial integrity at the facility level
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and prepare position papers on pricing issues, and to effectively communicate by written and oral means
  • Engage in active listening by giving full attention to what others are saying, understand points being made, and ask questions as appropriate
  • Ability to think critically, using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of opposing party presentations and to develop alternative and creative solutions or approaches to problems
  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach staff to support an effective and high performing team
  • REQUIREMENTS: see above

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.