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Third Party Collector

Third Party Collector

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Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
ICE CORE ICF Hosp Billing Srv Commercial
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The Third Party Collector is responsible for timely collection and resolution of accounts receivables assigned.  The Collector has proven the ability to complete all expectations of the Billing Specialist I & II role.  Incumbent must be able to resolve payer disputes to ensure prompt payment.  The position must understand 3rd party billing requirements, analyze patient account balances and various payer contract terms.  Incumbent must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.  Must be detail oriented and possess basic mathematical skills.  


Salary: $28,558 annually ($13.72 hourly)



UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy





  • Contacts payers to follow-up on outstanding claims for assigned accounts to verify reason for non-payment.
  • Reduces account receivable balances by obtaining payment or response from payer in order to start the denial process.
  • Investigates open account balances and causes for non-payment, initiating claim adjustments, and resubmitting clean claims to the payer or billing the patient.
  • Performs related work as required to include answering telephone calls or emails and provides requested 
  • Serves as a resource for billing staff.


Bachelors' degree in Business, Finance or related field, plus 1 year experience in a healthcare revenue cycle related function, including 6 months medical billing experience OR High School diploma/GED plus 5 years' experience in a healthcare revenue cycle related function, including 6 months medical billing experience.  Must have computer keyboard skills. EPIC experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Continuously
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Continuously
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None