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 Chief Financial Officer ,GHVHS

Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), to assist in recruitment efforts for their next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is an outstanding opportunity to join GHVHS in a senior executive role as their CFO. The CFO will be a key partner to the CEO, the executive leadership team, clinical partners, Board members, and staff in all of GHVHS’s financial strategies, operations, goals, and objectives. The CFO will oversee GHVHS’s financial function and evaluate growth and service line opportunities, consistent with the System’s mission.

The ideal candidate will be a highly strategic financial leader and possess superb communication and presentation skills, coupled with the ability to oversee operations and evaluate financial processes and outcomes. The new CFO will be a collaborative and visible leader who maximizes growth and opportunities in a dynamic healthcare environment.

GHVHS is a New York State, not-for-profit Corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. It is currently the active parent company for two member hospitals – Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center.  The GHVHS is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs, and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline, and an advanced degree in Business (MBA) and/or CPA. CPA is preferred. Ten years of senior-level financial accounting and reporting experience, with a proven track record in progressively larger roles is required. Additional information is available at www.wittkieffer.com.

All confidential nominations and resumes can be directed to: Tom Quinn and Lisa DeSimone Arthur at lisad@wittkieffer.com; 917.209.0331.

 

 

Posted 06/29/2017


Feel the Pride of a Mission-Driven Career in Hospital Finance

 

Project Leader - Financial Planning

 

Join the patient-inspired team at NewYork-Presbyterian's Regional Hospital Network, and bring new meaning to your career as you play a crucial role in world-class care and caring. Here, putting patients first is our mission, which means we stay committed to excellence in all aspects of our organization, including financial operations. And as we look to the promising future ahead, we seek talented professionals like you to drive continuous improvement and build on our success as one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals (U.S.News& World Report).

 

Step into the #1-ranked hospital in New York (U.S.News& World Report) in an expanding department in this newly created role.  As Project Leader, you'll assist in the designing, developing, analyzing, and implementing financial reporting and statistical data gathering systems and procedures for the NYP, Regional Hospital Network (RHN) and System.  Serve as a Liaison between NYPH & RHN and assist in developing and enhancing TSI/EPSI reporting.  Assist in updating and maintaining System website and other procedure manuals; assist in maintaining authorized manpower (FTE) and activity reports. Thrive in a culture that rewards innovation and creativity. Join our enthusiastic team, and feel the pride of supporting world-class patient care.

 

Preferred Criteria 

  • Master's degree 
  • Experience in managed care, reimbursement methodologies, budgeting or cost accounting.

Required Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Care, Public Administration or a related field
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of experience

Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

 Karen Duran

Talent Acquisition Corporate Recruiter
Talent Acquisition/Human Resources
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
646.317.2102

Posted 06/05/2017


 

Kendal on Hudson, a not-for-profit senior living community overlooking the Hudson River, has retained WK Advisors to assist in securing a Chief Financial Officer.  

 

This highly successful, 5-star community includes 200 independent living units, 39 assisted living apartments, 17 memory support units and 36 private nursing beds.   The community, an affiliate of the Kendal Corporation, is highly acclaimed for its innovation and creativity in senior living, excellence in quality care and resident satisfaction, and commitment to its mission.

 

The Chief Financial Officer will serve as a key advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, senior leadership team, and other Kendal Corporation CFO’s, relating to operations and finance.  The CFO will oversee all financial operations including financial reporting, accounting, operating and capital budget processes, strategic financial planning, and financial analysis and forecasting. 

 

An aggressive compensation, benefits, and relocation package is available.

 

All inquiries regarding this exciting position will be held in strict confidence.  If you know of anyone who may want to receive additional information about this opportunity, please have them contact or submit a resume to:
Kendal-CFO@wkadvisors.com

 

Nick Rogish
WK Advisors
2000 Warrington Way, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Toll Free 877-228-4030

 

 

Posted 05/24/2017


 

POSITION SPECIFICATION                                                                                          May 2017

POSITION:     Assistant Vice President, Patient Financial Services

ORGANIZATION:  Hospital for Special Surgery
                                   
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was founded in 1863 and is recognized as a world leader in musculoskeletal medicine. Though located in New York City, HSS treats patients from throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area, New York State, the United States, and over 90 countries who seek its internationally recognized specialized care. HSS has 215 beds and 36 operating rooms and performs more than 30,000 surgeries per year. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation. HSS surgeons who specialize in joint replacement perform, on average, 365 of these operations every year. In addition, it handles more than 360,000 outpatient visits annually. It is an affiliate of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Weill Cornell Medical College. It has one of the most sought-after residency programs and its graduates hold prominent positions in hospitals throughout the U.S.

HSS has been a leader in pioneering new procedures, including: pioneering the modern total knee replacement; designing a revolutionary fiber optic probe for distinguishing healthy and diseased cartilage during surgery; developing new imaging protocols for MRI evaluation of cartilage; pioneering the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that eliminate the need for spinal fusion; perfecting surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip and knee procedures, minimizing hospital stays for qualified patients; and leading the world in the application of regional anesthesia techniques.

The Hospital’s research division occupies an influential position in the world of musculoskeletal science. A major goal of the research division is to foster translational research through the establishment of teams that bring clinicians and basic scientists together to solve disease-related problems and to translate research findings and accomplishments into new technologies that improve patient care and outcomes.

HSS’s excellence in patient care and innovation is reflected in the many awards and recognitions it has received. HSS is nationally ranked No.1 in orthopedics, and No.2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-17). HSS has been top-ranked for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 25 consecutive years. It was the first hospital in New York City to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the first Hospital in the State of New York to be redesignated with Nursing’s highest honor four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and is a recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Spine Surgery Excellence Awards.

HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. HSS is the Official Hospital of the New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon; U.S. Basketball, Rowing, Swimming and Volleyball; St. John’s Athletics; CUNY Athletic Conference; and other professional/college teams. HSS has been designated as the first National Medical Center of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network.

 

For more information on Hospital for Special Surgery, please visit its website: www.hss.edu.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The AVP, Patient Financial Services (AVP-PFS) reports to the Vice President, Revenue Cycle and plays a key role in the financial well-being of the institution. Through the management of the Patient Financial Services Department, the AVP-PFS ensures maximum utilization of available resources to enhance cash receipts and minimize bad debt.

The day-to-day responsibilities of the position are focused on the direction, coordination, and monitoring of work plans and deliverables of the department, which is made up of three direct reports and their staff (approximately 70 indirect reports). The department's work is focused primarily on inpatient and outpatient, billing and collections, contract management, customer service call center, cash posting, pre-collection for patient accounting, and patient relations. The AVP-PFS is responsible for creating a performance system that is fair and equitable and results in a culture of high performance and excellence.

 

The AVP-PFS will be a part of the senior leadership within the Finance Department and will work closely with other members of the team to help implement and continuously improve the hospital’s revenue-cycle strategy, which is aligned with and supportive of the hospital’s mission and strategic goals.

 

The AVP-PFS will be responsible for developing and managing strong relationships outside the department, particularly with those who interface with the processes and workflows within Patient Financial Services. The AVP-PFS will be an advocate for the department and will work collaboratively with colleagues and other members of the institution, as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 
  • Develop an extensive understanding of the institution, the HSS strategy and mission, and Finance’s priorities and critical initiatives. Create and align Patient Financial Services’ goals and work plans with those of the institution and the Finance Department. 
  • Play a key leadership role to ensure optimal performance of the Epic system. Work collaboratively with IT and revenue-cycle leadership to address opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage staff to successfully achieve financial performance targets, e.g., revenue performance and critical indicators (AR, % cash to revenue, % bad debt, complaints); control departmental budget and spending according to the needs of the hospital.
  • Manage all projects through a systematic approach that translates work plans into deliverables, with measurable outcomes, on a timely and cost-effective basis.
  • Help directors and their staff resolve issues and assure accuracy and timeliness of billing, follow-up, adjustments, refunds, collections, and payment posting. 
  • Work with the Managed Care Department and third-party payors to ensure payment accuracy; analyze A/R and third-party rejections, consistently making improvements in the process.
  • Partner with the Revenue Integrity Department to ensure that the charge description master is accurate in regard to billing-related revenue and procedure codes.
  • Routinely monitor AR reports to ensure timely and accurate billing.  Evaluate unbilled receivables to ensure proper actions are taken to release claims promptly for reimbursement.
  • Oversee evaluations and improvements to billing software by working collaboratively with the Information Technology Department and software vendors.
  • Evaluate call-center performance and ensure that departmental responses are prompt and timely; settle grievances in accordance with established procedures.
  • Actively participate in the selection process and monitor the performance of external-vendor resources for services not provided by hospital staff or as an extension of the Hospital Business Office.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and standards, including Code of Conduct and Standards of Care.
  • Stay current on healthcare issues and industry dynamics; anticipate changes and their corresponding impact on the department/organization; provide strategic counsel and critical thinking that adds value to the institution.
  • Manage and develop the department’s personnel; build and sustain a highly capable and engaged team and foster a team-centered culture wholly consistent with that of the hospital.
  • Establish and communicate best practices; improve processes, systems, and methods of work to achieve the highest level of productivity and service to all constituents.
  • Establish strong working relationships with financial leadership and colleagues and key personnel of interfacing departments, as well as other HSS departments and staff.

EDUCATION:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance, healthcare administration, or a related field is required. Advanced degrees are desirable, but not required.
EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Solid experience (10+ years) at a senior level in patient accounting/services in a hospital is required. Major teaching/surgical hospital experience is highly desirable.
  • Direct experience with all aspects of patient accounting, to include: inpatient and outpatient billing and collections, insurance verification, cash posting, precollections, and patient relations. Familiarity with patient registration is desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in effectively managing Accounts Receivable to ensure that cash receipts are enhanced and bad debts minimized.
  • Highly analytical and process driven, with a proven skill set in systems and data-driven healthcare performance improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, Baldrige, or other methods) is desirable.
  • Technology and system savvy: excellent understanding of processes, systems, and databases; familiarity with Epic, Revenue Cycle and Relay health-claim systems is highly desirable; familiarity with coding and ICD-10 is a plus.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing a large department through well-established performance management skills. Has successfully developed a high-performance work environment and culture.
  • Well organized and disciplined, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects. Experience leading/participating in hospital-wide projects and initiatives and achieving results.
  • Experience resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Sees opportunities and thinks “out of the box.” Possesses a continuous-improvement mind-set.
  • Knowledgeable about the healthcare industry (e.g., managed care/revenue cycle) and translates that information into strategies that add value and improve operations.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; good listening capability; skilled at influencing a variety of people; can structure and effectively lead business meetings.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; success at cultivating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creating partnerships at all levels within the organization. Manages up and self extremely well.
  • Highly confident, results-driven person. Focused on achieving the goals of the organization.  
  • Unquestionable personal integrity. Exudes credibility and professionalism. Very likeable. Quickly builds confidence in others. Team player and understands his/her role in relationship to others.
  • A highly committed individual, with the necessary drive and stamina to respond to the demands of the institution and work collaboratively to achieve results.

COMPENSATION:

The compensation and comprehensive benefit package is competitive. The position offers opportunities for advancement.

APPLICATIONS AND REFERRALS:

Applicants should send a current resume in Word format with summary of relevant experience and credentials to:  Chiharu (Cara) Arai, Senior Engagement Director, 3D Leadership, LLC     carai@3dleadership.com

HSS is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Posted 05/17/2017


 

POSITION SPECIFICATION                                                                                          April 2017

POSITION:     Senior Director, Strategic Financial Planning

ORGANIZATION:  Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)
                                   
Hospital for Special Surgery (“HSS” or “Hospital”) is recognized as the world leader in musculoskeletal medicine. Though the main campus is located in New York City, HSS treats individuals throughout the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally.   Last year, HSS treated patients from all 50 states and over 80 countries. HSS is ranked first in the nation for orthopedics and second for rheumatology by US News & World Report.  Members of HSS’s medical staff serve as physicians for major professional sports teams including the New York Mets, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Red Bulls and New York Liberty, as well as for the athletic programs of several colleges and universities. In addition, HSS serves US Rowing and USA Swimming, and is an official Medical center for the USOC and FIFA. Hospital for Special Surgery is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. 

HSS was founded in 1863 by Dr. James Knight, and was originally located in his residence in Manhattan.  It began with 28 inpatient beds for children and was the first and only orthopedic hospital of its kind in the country. HSS is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States and is considered the top hospital in the nation for musculoskeletal care. The Hospital performs substantially more orthopedic procedures than other national leaders and performs approximately 1% of all joint replacements in the U.S.  HSS’s  bench to bedside research drives innovation, best practices, and pathways toward treatment and cures. Its Healthcare Research Institute rigorously investigates care delivery to continuously improve outcomes.

The HSS Innovation Center leverages HSS’s rich history and vast data in musculoskeletal medicine to develop new technologies, lines of business, and partnerships, and brings innovation to market.
For over 150 years, HSS has trained the minds, hearts and hands of some of the finest orthopedic surgeons in the world.  HSS has the oldest orthopedic residency program in the U.S. and has over 2,000 alumni in 48 states and 36 countries.  A steadfast commitment to excellence in education dates back to the Hospital’s earliest traditions and continues to influence its present-day mission and vision. 

HSS’s strategic vision is focused on remaining independent, sustaining its leadership in musculoskeletal health, and serving a global market.  Central to this strategy is:

  1. Leveraging HSS’s strengths to continue to provide top performance in quality, outcomes, and value measures over the episode of care
  2. Expanding HSS’s brand and quality of care regionally, domestically, and internationally through new locations, partnerships, deal structures
  3. Development of new musculoskeletal products and services, launching of new musculoskeletal related businesses

HSS’s goal is to leverage and spread its expertise to reinforce its leadership, broaden what it does, extend its reach and impact, and achieve “focused scale” in musculoskeletal health. 

For more information on Hospital for Special Surgery, please visit its website: www.hss.edu.

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HSS Mission

The Mission of Hospital for Special Surgery is to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education. We do this regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.

HSS Vision

The Vision of Hospital for Special Surgery is to lead the world as the most innovative source of medical care, the premier research institution, and the most trusted educator in the fields of orthopedics, rheumatology, and their related disciplines.

HSS Values

  • Excellence. We set and continually raise the bar on all that we do.
  • Integrity. We take pride in maintaining the highest levels of personal and professional conduct.
  • Teamwork. We participate fully as members of our team, respecting, supporting, and empowering one another.
  • Creativity. We support an environment that fosters new ideas and new approaches in everything we do.
  • Passion. We bring energy, commitment, and enthusiasm to our work every day.

BACKGROUND AND POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Financial Planning, the Senior Director will work closely and collaboratively with senior leadership throughout the Finance Department and the rest of the organization.  A Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Senior Director.

He/she will be financially responsible for a diverse portfolio of strategic projects and be a key team member throughout the process from concept development to “go-live” and “post go-live”.  These responsibilities will include preparation of business plans and financial feasibility studies, being an integral part of the team developing and negotiating deal structures, preparing presentations for senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board, and coordinating all financial activities around the implementation and post-live management of strategic initiatives.

The Senior Director will have demonstrated a deep and comprehensive knowledge in healthcare financial, operational, and regulatory issues.   He/she will have outstanding team building and communication skills, as well as strong strategic and financial analysis skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an extensive understanding of HSS’s strategic roadmap, integrated strategic financial plan, finances, operations, and regulatory issues, and implications on various strategic initiatives
  • Stay current on developments in healthcare finance and industry dynamics; anticipate changes and their corresponding impact on the department/organization; provide strategic counsel and new thinking that adds value to the Hospital
  • Establish best practices, improve processes, systems and work flows to achieve the highest level of productivity
  • Establish strong working relationships with leadership throughout the organization
  • Develop, lead and/or support presentations at Board, Leadership Council, and other meetings.
  • Assume full responsibility as the strategic financial-planning point person for the strategic initiatives assigned; manage all projects through a systematic approach that translates work plans into deliverables, with measurable outcomes, on a timely and cost-effective basis.
  • Perform rigorous financial analyses; analyze and assess market dynamics, as well as forecast the impact of strategic initiatives on market share; develop financial models and prepare feasibility studies that support the overall forecasts required for specific strategic projects.
  • Drawing on experience and knowledge of hospital finance and the healthcare industry, test conclusions/issues/risks, using organized and creative problem solving and clear logic flows.
  • Ensure that senior leadership is apprised of progress toward goals and of any issues, through regular project updates and critical-issue identification.
  • Be an effective leader and member on hospital planning and implementation teams.
  • Communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of internal constituencies; through clear and concise written and oral communications; proactively question, thinking out of the box.
  • Manage and mentor personnel; help build a highly capable and engaged team, and foster a team-centered culture wholly consistent with that of the hospital.

 

EDUCATION:

  • A bachelor’s degree IN A RELaTED FIELD is required. Advanced degrees are desirable, but not required.

EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Solid experience (minimum 7 years) in strategic financial analysis/planning FOR/IN A HOSPITAL is required. Major teaching/surgical hospital experience is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of hospital finances, operations, regulatory environment, strategic planning, and the hospital/healthcare industry, as well as external environmental  forces, is required
  • Expertise in leading and developing comprehensive feasibility studies: analyzing and assessing market dynamics; building logical financial models; forecasting market share is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory, team-related experience is required.
  • Possesses keen strategic mind-set, combined with solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Has a continuous-improvement mind-set. Tackles challenges and issues with a fresh approach; is creative and thinks “out of the box.” 
  • Well organized and disciplined, with well-developed project management capability; detailed and thorough; can proactively manage multiple priorities and projects on tight deadlines.
  • Experience in leading and achieving results in a matrixed environment and working with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Technology savvy: excellent understanding of processes and databases; can manipulate large data sets and analyze findings; adept at Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication capability; can present complex information clearly and concisely to a broad spectrum of internal constituencies; can structure and lead business meetings.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; success at cultivating good relationships with internal constituents and creating partnerships at all levels within the organization. Manages up and self extremely well.
  • Highly confident, results-driven person focused on achieving the goals of the organization. 
  • Unquestionable personal integrity. Highly credible and professional. Quickly builds confidence in others.

COMPENSATION:

The compensation and comprehensive benefit package is competitive.

APPLICATIONS AND REFERRALS:

Applicants should send a current resume in Word format and a summary of relevant experience/credentials to:

Ms. Chiharu (Cara) Arai
Senior Engagement Director
3D Leadership, LLC
carai@3dleadership.com

 

HSS is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Posted 04/12/2017


 

POSITION SPECIFICATION                                                                                           APRIL 2017

POSITION: Senior Director, Bundled Payment Solutions (SD-BPS)

ORGANIZATION: Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was founded in 1863 and is recognized as a world leader in musculoskeletal medicine. Though located in New York City, HSS treats patients from throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area, New York State, the United States, and over 90 countries who seek its internationally recognized specialized care. HSS has 215 beds and 36 operating rooms and performs more than 29,000 surgeries per year. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation. HSS surgeons who specialize in joint replacement perform, on average, 365 of these operations every year. In addition, it handles more than 400,000 non-surgical outpatient visits annually. It is an affiliate of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and Weill Cornell Medical College. It has one of the most sought-after residency programs and its graduates hold prominent positions in hospitals throughout the country.

HSS has been a leader in pioneering new procedures, including: pioneering the modern total knee replacement; designing a revolutionary fiber optic probe for distinguishing healthy and diseased cartilage during surgery; developing new imaging protocols for MRI evaluation of cartilage; pioneering the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that eliminate the need for spinal fusion; perfecting surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip and knee procedures, minimizing hospital stays for qualified patients; and leading the world in the application of regional anesthesia techniques.

The Hospital’s research division occupies an influential position in the world of musculoskeletal science. A major goal of the research division is to foster translational research through the establishment of teams that bring clinicians and basic scientists together to solve disease-related problems and to translate research findings and accomplishments into new technologies that improve patient care and outcomes.

HSS’s excellence in patient care and innovation is reflected in the many awards and recognitions it has received. HSS is nationally ranked No.1 in orthopedics, and No.2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-17). HSS has been top-ranked for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 25 consecutive years. It was the first hospital in New York City to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the first Hospital in the State of New York to be redesignated with Nursing’s highest honor four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and is a recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, and Spine Surgery Excellence Awards.

HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. HSS is the Official Hospital of the New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon; U.S. Basketball, Rowing, Swimming, and Volleyball; St. John’s Athletics; CUNY Athletic Conference; and other professional and college teams. HSS has been designated as the first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network.

For more information on Hospital for Special Surgery, please visit its website: www.hss.edu.


POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Senior Director, Bundled Payment Solutions will report to the Vice President of Payor Strategy and play a key role in the strategic and financial well-being of the institution. This newly created position will be responsible for the development and execution of episode-based bundled payment solutions. These bundled payment solutions are offered and sold to organizations with large employee bases, as well as to payors and insurance companies, establishing them as “providers of choice.” The objectives of these bundled solutions are to increase patient satisfaction by improving outcomes, while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs.

The Senior Director will work with a diverse team of specialists in the Payor Strategy Department, overseeing the development of a global strategy and the framework for bundled payment reimbursement models. This challenging leadership role will interface with many departments and functions within the hospital and will require an individual capable of collaborating with, influencing, and motivating a multi-stakeholder environment.

The Senior Director will be a part of the senior leadership team within the Finance Department and will work closely with other members of the Payor Strategy Department to help implement and continuously improve the implementation of the hospital’s financial strategy as it relates to this role. He/she will represent the department through active participation on projects and committees.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the hospital’s bundled payments solutions strategy and the implementation of that strategy.
  • Create goals and work plans for the overall function that are aligned with those of the institution and department.
  • Manage the enterprise-negotiation process for all bundled risk contracts.
  • Evaluate bundled payment opportunities through an analytical decision-making process; make rational recommendations to senior leadership, aligning value and risk with the hospital’s long-term financial goals.
  • Through collaboration with stakeholders, develop new risk-sharing agreements that are innovative and highly competitive.
  • Act as the SME (subject-matter expert) on all matters related to bundled payments.
  • Develop an extensive understanding of the institution and its value proposition in the marketplace; effectively communicate and “sell” the HSS value proposition to bundled payment partners and customers.
  • Establish strong working relationships with financial leadership, colleagues, and key personnel of interfacing departments, as well as other HSS departments and staff. Influence and manage these relationships appropriately. 
  • Participate in major hospital initiatives and help direct transformational change at HSS as a leader, partner, and team member who provides support and assistance, as required.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s degree (M.B.A.) is preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Solid experience (5-8 years) of progressive leadership experience in healthcare financial management (e.g. managed care/reimbursement/bundled payments) is required. Minimum of 3 years’ negotiating/contracting experience is required.
  • Proven experience and expertise in reimbursement methodologies is required. Experience working in major health systems and/or health plans is desirable.
  • Major teaching/surgical-hospital experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of risk and/or bundled payment solutions is required.
  • Understands healthcare costs; robust knowledge of health-plan analytics: specifically, claims and payment methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and some expertise in revenue cycle is desirable, but not required.
  • Experience leading and achieving results in a matrixed environment, with capability of resolving issues through innovative problem solving and solution development. Possesses a continuous-improvement/quality mind-set.
  • Outstanding communication skills; good listening capability; skilled at presenting data and information to a variety of people and audiences.
  • Proven marketing and sales capability; can create and sell an organization’s value proposition to customers and business partners.
  • Well organized and disciplined, with the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities efficiently. Excellent project management capability. Can structure and lead business initiatives and achieve quality results on a timely basis.
  • Technology and system savvy: MS Office, database skills, and Decision Support Skills; working knowledge of Epic is a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; success at cultivating strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creating partnerships at all levels within the organization.
  • Smart and insightful – mentally tough and resilient. Highly confident, results-driven person who is focused on achieving the goals of the organization.
  • Unquestionable personal integrity. Exudes credibility and professionalism. Very likeable. Quickly builds confidence in others. Team player and understands his/her role in relationship to others.
  • A highly committed individual, with the necessary drive and stamina to respond to the demands of the institution and work collaboratively to achieve results.

 

COMPENSATION:

The compensation and comprehensive benefit package is competitive. The position offers opportunities for advancement.

APPLICATIONS AND REFERRALS:

Applicants should send a current resume in Word or PDF format to:
Ms. Chiharu (Cara) Arai
Senior Engagement Director
3D Leadership, LLC
carai@3dleadership.com

HSS is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Posted 04/12/2017


Stony Brook University Hospital Revenue Integrity Department
Associate Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement

Reporting to the Director of Revenue Integrity, the Associate Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is responsible for overseeing the CDI processes related to obtaining clear, concise patient health record documentation to enable accurate reporting of coded data which is utilized for quality management purposes; support of metrics related to hospital quality report cards.  Also works closely with the SBUH Quality Management Department related to HAC and PSI reporting. 

 

Required Qualifications:  Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant.  Five (5) years’ experience in CDI or Quality Management in an acute care teaching hospital.  Current N.Y. State Professional License (RN or NP or PA).

 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree in a health-related field.  Three (3) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in a nursing-related leadership role in an acute care teaching hospital. Two (2) years’ experience in a CDI or Quality Management leadership position in an acute care teaching hospital

 

Preferred additional credentials: Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS); Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)

 

Full Position Description and Application On-Line:
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/11external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700822

 

Posted 04/01/2017


Senior Managed Care Contractor – Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook University Hospital seeks a Senior Managed Care Contractor to join its team of financial professionals in the Department of Managed Care

 

Duties of a Senior Managed Care Contractor may include the following but are not limited to: Development of financially advantageous managed care compensation proposals by accurate analysis of utilization, demographic, case mix and market share data.  Assist in negotiating managed care agreements on behalf of Stony Brook University Hospital and the Stony Brook Medicine faculty practices.  Prepare reports and presentations on managed care utilization, trends and financial impact.  Facilitate the implementation of managed care products such as hospital, physician and non-physician clinical networks and integrated delivery systems.  Review and disseminate health insurer/plan policies and operating procedures to Stony Brook Medicine constituencies and provide education and support resources for the accurate implementation of same.

Required Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree.  Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in managed care contracting   with emphasis on network development.  Candidate must demonstrate excellent project management skills and be proficient in high level database management. Strong background in healthcare policy and management with an emphasis on marketing. Position requires contracting/negotiating, interpersonal and quantitative skills and the ability to work independently with guidance.

 

Preferred Qualifications: MBA, MHP, MPA or equivalent advanced degree.  Experience with both health insurers/plans and health care providers, particularly academic medical centers. Experience in the development,implementation and administration of managed care agreements.  Experience with monitoring of financial performance of managed care agreements and health care claims billing and payment.

 

Full-time  Day Shift  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Mar 15, 2017
Posting End Date: Apr 14, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
New York State Salary Grade: SL4

 

Posted 03/30/2017


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
Chief Financial Officer
Hawthorne, NY

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic is looking to hire a senior financial executive who is results-driven, hands-on, and a strategic thinker to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. He or she operates independently in consultation with the President/CEO, and is responsible for the daily fiscal operations of the Affiliate as well as for the responsibility of staff and functions of the Finance, Information Technology, and Revenue Cycle departments.

 

This position has broad responsibilities for all long-range financial matters and to establish agency-wide financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices, which insures the agency of a continuously sound financial structure.   In particular, revenue cycle experience and vendor management is key.  The CFO serves as member of the agency’s strategic leadership team participating in the development and implementation of overall agency policy.

Qualifications:

Experience, Education and Licensure

  •  An experienced leader and senior financial executive with health care experience
  • An energetic, transparent professional with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Possesses the ability to communicate to the CEO and other stakeholder’s financial data with sound financial and operational analysis to support recommendations and drive actionable strategies.
  • Master’s degree required (preferably MBA); 10 years healthcare financial management experience in not-for-profit agency or corporate setting. 
  • CPA or other professional certifications preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and philosophy of Planned Parenthood.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to motivate and lead a diverse group of staff
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability and willingness to travel to and visit Centers and agency and community meetings.

 To apply: Please submit your resume to: phyllis.kapelus@pphp.org

 

Posted 03/30/2017


 

A Northeast Florida independent community healthcare system, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

 

The 335 bed not-for-profit acute care center is consistently recognized nationally for overall clinical excellence, consistently ranks among the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence and patient safety and was Northeast Florida's first hospital to receive the ANCC Magnet designation.

 

Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will provide overall financial leadership and direction, coordination, development and evaluation of financial programs to ensure funding for new and continuing operations to maximize returns on investments, increase productivity and attain objectives consistent with the stated mission/vision of the hospital.  He/she will be responsible for conducting a thorough ongoing analysis of the financial health of the hospital and continually advising leadership on the most effective ways to support the growing complexity of the organization.  He/she will also understand the effect that politics and economic trends will have on the organization’s plans and make logical decisions and recommendations accordingly.

 

A bachelor’s degree is required and a CPA is preferred.  Candidates will have a minimum of three to five years experience in a senior financial management position with an acute healthcare system with a demonstrated track record of success.  The ability to effectively deal with all kinds of people ranging from civic leaders to employees and from legislators to the general public will be essential.

 

Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to John McFarland at jmcfarland@wittkieffer.com or by calling 678-302-1565.

 

Posted 03/30/2017


Senior Director, Revenue Cycle – Regional CBO in Sacramento, CA

 

Sutter Physician Services (SPS), located in Sacramento, California, is looking for a Senior Director, Revenue Cycle. SPS is an affiliate of Sutter Health that provides revenue cycle/patient financial services, patient access, and accountable care solutions to Sutter Health affiliated physician practices and other services (such as home health/hospice services, ambulatory surgery centers, reference laboratories, and clinical trials).  Sutter has 24 hospitals, 33 surgery centers and several thousand affiliated providers throughout California.

 

The Senior Director of Revenue Cycle is responsible for the overall operating performance of Revenue Cycle Solutions service line to all SPS’s clients (last year there were in excess of $3.4B in collections). This multi-dimensional and complex operation will include claims submission/billing, follow-up, payment posting, denial management, self-pay A/R, and bad debt programs utilizing EPIC for all their revenue cycle management. 

 

To be part of this exciting opportunity with this growing organization please send an email to SutterSDRevCycle@wkadvisors.com to request a detailed job description or visit our website at www.wkadvisors.com.  An impressive compensation and relocation package is available.

 

April Allen or Ben Haden
WK Advisors
2000 Warrington Way, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky  40222
Phone: 502-228-4030
Toll Free:  877-228-4030
Email: SutterSDRevCycle@wkadvisors.com

 

Posted 03/28/2017


Senior Managed Care Contractor – Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook University Hospital seeks a Senior Managed Care Contractor to join its team of financial professionals in the Department of Managed Care

 

Duties of a Senior Managed Care Contractor may include the following but are not limited to: Development of financially advantageous managed care compensation proposals by accurate analysis of utilization, demographic, case mix and market share data.  Assist in negotiating managed care agreements on behalf of Stony Brook University Hospital and the Stony Brook Medicine faculty practices.  Prepare reports and presentations on managed care utilization, trends and financial impact.  Facilitate the implementation of managed care products such as hospital, physician and non-physician clinical networks and integrated delivery systems.  Review and disseminate health insurer/plan policies and operating procedures to Stony Brook Medicine constituencies and provide education and support resources for the accurate implementation of same.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree.  Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in managed care contracting   with emphasis on network development.  Candidate must demonstrate excellent project management skills and be proficient in high level database management. Strong background in healthcare policy and management with an emphasis on marketing. Position requires contracting/negotiating, interpersonal and quantitative skills and the ability to work independently with guidance.

 

Preferred Qualifications: MBA, MHP, MPA or equivalent advanced degree.  Experience with both health insurers/plans and health care providers, particularly academic medical centers. Experience in the development,implementation and administration of managed care agreements.  Experience with monitoring of financial performance of managed care agreements and health care claims billing and payment.

Full-time  Day Shift  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Mar 15, 2017
Posting End Date: Apr 14, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
New York State Salary Grade: SL4

 

For more details and specifics please see online application pages at:  https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/11external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700668

 

Posted 03/23/2017


Senior Assistant Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for OneCity Health

 

OneCity Health has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of its new Senior Assistant Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  The CFO will be a key partner to the CEO in evaluating new lines of business consistent with OneCity Health’s mission, ensuring the financial health of the organization and making presentations to the boards and other constituents as needed.

 

The CFO is a vital member of the executive leadership team and provides general oversight to anything of a financial nature which impacts the operation and bottom line of OneCity Health. The CFO is responsible for directing the financial activities of One City Health to support all future and current objectives.  The CFO is responsible for developing and monitoring financial performance against the annual budget. The new CFO will establish financial policies and procedures as appropriate, provide financial strategic management and manage the assets of OneCity Health.  The CFO is responsible for all financial reporting and the maintenance of the financial health of OneCity Health, its MSO, IPA, ACO and the network.  In addition, the CFO ensures that all managed care contracts support the transformation and long term financial viability of New York City Health and Hospitals.

 

The CFO will serve as primary liaison between OneCity Health and NYC H + H finance leadership.  The person in this role must be a passionate advocate for healthcare delivery system reform and provide leadership in negotiating managed care contracts, vendor contracts, business and financial planning, internal controls and oversight of accounting staff. 

 

OneCity Health is NYC’s largest Performing Provider System (PPS). It is sponsored by NYC
H+H, which is the largest municipal healthcare system in the nation.  OneCity Health comprises four operating hubs, in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan (boroughs where OneCity Health partners provide a full continuum of services), a committee-based governance structure, and a central services organization providing operational management, called OneCity Health Services. (The health needs of Staten Island residents are provided through a network of Brooklyn-based partners and through collaboration with Richmond University Medical Center/Staten Island University Hospital, the Staten Island-based PPS.).  A core strategy to support NYC Health + Hospitals’ transformation efforts is to transform OneCity Health into a managed services organization (MSO) and to create a new independent physician association (IPA). OneCity Health already operates a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO.  It is anticipated that OneCity Health would manage over one million member lives under capitated contracts, including a pool of uninsured members.

 

We seek candidates with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline; MBA and/or CPA preferred.  Multiple years of experience as a senior financial executive in healthcare environment, health plan environment ideally with experience in government programs and/or New York State programs, including Medicaid.
 

Resumes or nominations should be directed via email to OneCity Health’s executive search consultants Steve Kratz or Lisa DeSimone Arthur through the office of Lisa DeSimone Arthur; lisad@wittkieffer.com; 917.209.0331. 

 

Posted 02/23/2017


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