Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Reimbursement Specialist in New York, New York

Reimbursement Specialist

Job Posting Number: 23621

Professional – Finance

New York,NY

July 5, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

MSK’s Financial Planning team is seeking a Reimbursement Specialist . This position works directly with the Senior Director, Financial Analysis and Senior Manager, Regulatory Reimbursement on Medicare Cost Report Reimbursement. This position is involved in preparing the initial cost report filing as well as resubmission of any previously filed cost report that requires adjustment. This individual will also be involved in helping to bring closure to over 10 years of open Medicare appeals which will result in incremental reimbursement for the Hospital. The individual must have strong finance and analytical skills to be able to collect and analyze the data needed to accomplish these tasks.

You Will:

  • Prepare the schedules needed for the Medicare Cost Report and the NYS Institutional Cost Report as determined by the Senior Manager, Regulatory Reimbursement.

  • Download data needed from the financial and revenue reporting systems to prepare the cost report schedules. Use Access and Excel to organize the data in the format needed.

  • Recognize and research unusual variances from prior year to ensure that information is being reported properly.

  • Prepare all necessary supporting documentation to be included with the filing.

  • Prepare the agreed upon analytics and schedules needed to resolve open Medicare audit adjustment appeals so the year can be closed.

  • Prepare the revised schedules needed to amend any previously filed and open Medicare Cost Report as needed. Follow the same procedures as when the original cost report was prepared. Estimate the impact to reimbursement of each revision so the amount owed to or due from the Medicare program can be known and accounted for properly.

  • Assist the Sr. Manager, Regulatory Reimbursement in the preparation of special projects required by senior management related to governmental reimbursement. This includes the modeling of any proposed changes to the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement system.

  • Prepare responses to the various requests for data and information received throughout the year. This includes requests from AHA, GNYHA and various departments within the hospital.

  • Perform all other designated assignments as required by the position or as established by the Senior Director, Financial Analysis and/or the Senior Manager, Regulatory Reimbursement.

You Are:

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Adept at learning on the run while tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and outside the organization to further departmental and institutional goals.

  • Effective at gaining the support and commitment of others by engaging them around your perspective and priorities.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Skilled at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious.

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex information.

You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 2-4 years of experience in Hospital Finance or Reimbursement.

  • CPA and/or MBA preferred

  • Knowledge of computers and software such as database management, spreadsheets and word processing.

  • Familiarity with COGNOS and GE Revenue systems is a plus.

  • An understanding of Medicare and Medicaid regulations surrounding reimbursement and cost reports preferred.

  • A strong ability and understanding of how to collect, analyze, interpret and prepare data for use in various filings.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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