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MD Anderson Cancer Center PBS Associate - Hospital Collections in Houston, Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the PBS Associate position is to follow-up on claims within regulatory guidelines. The PBS Associate must ensure that all claims have a follow-up action according to timely filing limits and that all follow-up activities are performed accurately.

Key Functions

  1. Manage multiple work queues for follow-up and denials by engaging payor websites and initiate calls in order to ensure prompt payment of medical claims.

  2. Responds to requests made by third party payors and in a timely manner.

  3. Responds timely to patient account inquires received from customer service.

  4. Identifies denial trends and notifies Supervisor and/or Manager to prevent future denials and further delay in payments. Makes recommendations for resolution.

  5. Pursues appeals when available. Initiates communication with coding team and clinical staff when coding related and medical necessity appeals are warranted.

  6. Consistently reviews processes and recommends any areas of opportunities with assigned payors

  7. Written communication demonstrates clear action taken on each account as well as what further action is needed to capture payment. Work output is documented clearly, so that various departments involved in resolution can review the account.

  8. Achieves improved team performance by completing assigned special projects.

  9. Identifies, analyzes and escalates trends affecting AR collections.

  10. Provides verbal and written communication while assisting management in addressing issues with difficult claims and aging.

  11. Facilitates department training by assisting other team members in payor source education and knowledge sharing as requested by Management.

  12. Ability to meet departmental standard for quality and productivity

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

_ X _ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

_ X __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to animals

_ X ___ No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

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10lbs to 50 lbs


More than 50 lbs



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10lbs to 50 lbs


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se computer/keyboard


Required Education:

High school diploma.

Preferred Education:

Associate's degree.

Required Experience:

Three years of experience in billing, insurance follow-up, or collections in a medical or hospital business office setting.

Preferred Experience/Skills:

Experience with hospital medical claims/collections and hospital billing.

Other Requirements:

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 167770

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 68,000

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Remote (within Texas only)

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No