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Posted: 03/30/2021

Who We Are: Ability KC is built on a strong founding legacy that continues to inspire the work done each day for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Since 1947, Ability KC has been providing highly specialized care to address the needs of individuals with high medical complexities as related to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, developmental disabilities and a variety of rare and complex disabilities in the Kansas City community. With long tenured staff, specialized certifications with CARF and NAEYC accreditations, our teams provide expert services rooted in education, research and industry best practices. Like nowhere else, Ability KC builds relationships among our teams and those we serve as we build a community of support to propel individuals towards their unique goals to reach their greatest potential.

Compensation and Benefits: Ability KC recognizes our staff as one of our greatest assists in providing life changing care to individuals with disabilities. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance and retirement plans. We also encourage our teams to participate in continued education and offer multiple opportunities for professional development annually.

Our Mission: Our mission is to build brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities by providing comprehensive educational, vocational and therapeutic services.

Our Culture: We emphasize the well-being of every individual, ensuring there is meaning in what we do each day, with dedication to quality relationships, security in our finances, vibrancy in our physical and mental health and fervent pride in contributions to our community. Our culture is built on three pillar principles - make a positive impact every day, embrace legacy and innovation and together we rise.
The Early Childhood Education Program Manager is responsible for the direction and day to day operations of the therapeutic preschool program offered at the Ability KC 3101 Main location, Children’s Center Campus. The position provides the programmatic and team management for the therapeutic preschool, which consist of Early Head Start, after school programming and supplemental year-round offerings. The integrated programs are purposeful to support the Ability KC mission centered upon building brighter futures for the children and supporting the families, caregivers and community. A multidisciplinary team of coordinators, teachers, assistant teachers, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), family advocate, nurse and case management, supports the programs at the Children’s Center Campus. To support collaborative leadership, the Early Childhood Education Program Manager works closely with the Therapy Program Manager. Coordinators directly report to this position to support the programs and departments. Other direct reports include teachers and family advocate.

Under the leadership of the CFO, the Controller will manage all functions of the revenue cycle to maximize cash flow while maintaining and improving internal and external customer relations.  The Controller will champion revenue cycle improvements throughout the organization including working with appropriate individuals from admissions, coding & compliance, medical records, case management, billing, and program management to aid in the resolution of identified revenue cycle issues. The Controller will contribute to day-to-day operations on all issues related to the revenue cycle function, provide analysis, create written processes and train others in implementing a cross functional revenue cycle team. In addition, the Controller will be an integral part of contract review and negotiation with third party payer contracts.  The Controller will manage day-to-day accounting operations including accounts payable, general ledger, and payroll.  The Controller will also monitor emerging technology to determine ways to improve efficiencies within the accounting and revenue cycle processes.
Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:  The following list of duties is not intended to be restrictive or all inclusive.  The fact that certain duties may not be listed does not limit the assignment of additional and/or other duties. 

  • Develops accounting organizational strategies and objectives which are in line with organizational strategic plan and objectives.  This will be accomplished by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and directions.
  • Maintains financial security by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls throughout the organization.
  • Monitors data integrity and reports problems to the CFO in a timely manner.  Includes confirming financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
  • Compiles and prepares various status reports for management in order to analyze trends and make recommendations.
  • Provides guidance to other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Develops and implements improved revenue cycle processes and procedures from intake to collections.
  • Ensures that all processes in the revenue cycle are in compliance with HIPAA and third party payer regulations.
  • Establishes and monitors standards for controlling the registration flow as well as the integrity and quality of data throughout the revenue cycle.
  • Implements and monitors collection procedures, minimizing contractual and bad debt write offs to maximize cash collections.
  • Monitors coding practices among providers to determine potential patterns of under coding or other irregularities.  Provides financial support and analysis to program managers through communication and education.  Meets with program managers to review specific coding issues.
  • Performs ongoing trend analysis on third party payer payment levels to ensure that reimbursement is in accordance with allowable amounts stated in agreements and contracts.  Works with appropriate individuals to resolve discrepancies.
  • Actively monitors and participates in the review and negotiation of third party payer contracts.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by understanding current and proposed legislation, filing financial reports, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Meets accounting financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions  Maintains sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations.
  • Accomplishes departmental human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining direct-report staff.
  • Actively participates in staff development and assessments to support industry best practice.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

                                                                    JOB QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Health Care Administration, or Business Administration required. 
  • Minimum of five years of healthcare accounting or office management experience.
  • Five years supervisory experience required. 
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) - Required
  • CPC (Certified Procedural Coder) preferred
  • Knowledge of all regulatory reimbursement and insurance related requirements.  Extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding patient accounts billing.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to patient billing and collection and payroll.
  • Systematic approach to problem solving for all types of issues
  • Strong skills in fostering working relationships
  • Strong working knowledge of medical terminology, CPT, HCPCS, ICD9 and ICD10
  • Detail oriented; organized; sets priorities; meets deadlines
  • Advanced skills in computer programs, particularly Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.  Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Effective, clear, and persuasive oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of billing software packages
  • Employee will promote and adhere to the Compliance Plan as defined by Ability KC. 
  • Manages revenue cycle appropriate team members

Job Type: Full Time