Senior Consultant (Healthcare)

US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-Santa Ana
Job ID
2016-1549
Category
Consulting

Overview

Go Beyond the Ordinary. Join Wipfli LLP.

 

We are excited that you made the decision to consider joining Wipfli LLP, to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. We hope that you find, in Wipfli LLP, the firm where you will meet all of your goals and aspirations in life and work. Guided by our mission statement, “To contribute to the success of our associates and clients”, we will contribute to your development of technical and soft skills, so you can ensure our clients are successful.

 

Since 1930, we have grown to be a thriving nationally known firm, with a local presence, and subject matter experts of a large firm, to help our associates and clients, and perhaps you, thrive. All along, the Wipfli Way has guided our associates making our associates and clients successful, and creating a culture that values relationships.

 

As we being our relationship with you, we look forward to learning how we can help turn your ideas into realities, and how you will turn the challenges of our clients into opportunities for their success. To further explore more about Wipfli Way and all we have to offer, please go to our website to learn more.

 

Position Summary

Under the direction of a Sr. Manager or Manager in the Provider Compliance and Reimbursement department, the Senior Consultant will assist clients in claiming Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement by preparing annual cost reports and payment reconciliations and supporting them through the audit process. They will be mentored by a Partner as well as the Sr. Manager/Manager and will interface regularly with clients and others within and outside of the firm. They will mentor Consultants in their training and development and help shape the delivery of services in accordance with firm policies and procedures.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Collect data from clients in an efficient manner to minimize client effort
  • Prepare Medicare/Medicaid cost reports and payment reconciliations for a variety of providers and programs – Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), PPS and critical access hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, etc.
  • Peer-review Medicare/Medicaid cost reports prepared by other Sr. Consultants/Consultants
  • Initiate the rate-setting process for FQHCs and RHCs and over time help clients obtain final rates
  • Represent clients during Medicare/Medicaid audits, provide auditors with documentation and respond to their questions
  • Develop good working relationships with 10-20 clients and maintain them over the years as the firm provides ongoing service to them every year
  • Explain the results of our work to the clients as well as the impacts of audit adjustments, and advise them on how to respond
  • Plan and manage a workload of multiple projects with the same deadlines during the semi-annual busy seasons
  • Accurately record time spent to enable efficient client billing
  • Initiate communications with other Associates early when workload or technical issues/problems arise
  • Create an engaging relationship with all members of the PCR team
  • Help the team to provide services efficiently that results in profitable engagements for the firm
  • Look for opportunities to exceed client expectations by delivering outstanding service, identifying opportunities to improve payments or compliance, etc.
  • Seek out opportunities to leverage other service offerings to solve other client issues
  • Mentor junior team members and help support their continuing education needs
  • Build team member confidence in their capabilities to deliver work
  • Participate in trade or professional organizations that contribute to personal growth and/or the firm's commitment to the healthcare industry (e.g., Healthcare Financial Management Association)
  • Actively participate with opportunity leaders or regional teams in business development activities involving new clients and/or new services

Qualifications

  • 3-5 year’s healthcare accounting or financial consulting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or appropriate credential, or comparable experience in accounting, finance, business or Information Technology
  • Prior experience in Medicare/Medicaid reporting and California Medi-Cal reimbursement is preferred
  • Ability to figure out new issues regarding Medicare/Medicaid payment methods and carry out independent research on healthcare topics
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and coordinate, as well as the ability to accomplish multiple objectives
  • Excellent mentoring skills to help other staff and the ability to pass on advanced knowledge and skills to others
  • Global knowledge regarding healthcare operations, law, regulations, and accreditation requirements is preferred
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of computers, experience with word processing and spreadsheet applications specific to their area of expertise

 

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 

Our recruiting team will guide you through our evaluation and interviewing process. We will communicate an update on your status as soon as possible.

The recruiting team member guiding you through this process will be Jerry Ollmann. Jerry joined Wipfli in 2007 and he is based in our Northern Region.

  

 

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