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Providence Health & Services PACE Payee Specialist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a PACE Payee Specialist - Elderplace Finance and Business Services (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to Prov Office Park Portland in Portland, OR

We are seeking a PACE Payee Specialist - Elderplace Finance and Business Services that will be responsible for processing, monitoring and oversight of ElderPlace Representative Payee accounts. Using knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, adjudicates housing and other claims, ensuring their appropriateness and accuracy.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Process Housing and miscellaneous other payments through Accounts Payable

  • Revies nursing facility claims and housing payments to contracted providers for appropriateness and accuracy. Calculate payment amounts. Trains peer(s) as necessary to support this function

  • Maintain and provides system admin functions for separate accounts payable databases, processing over $1.7M per month

  • Support social workers and nurses on the use of the contracted housing provider database and works with IS representative to improve the functionality of the software.

  • Respond to questions regarding billing and reimbursement from contracted providers. Notifies providers in writing of denied payment. Works with AP staff to resolve questions and disputes. Notifies Operations Managers of any unusual payment activity.

  • Receive, document and monitor all receivable accounts, including Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and room and board payments. Maintains QuickBooks databases for this purpose.

  • Notify participants of changes in service payment and room and board payments.

  • Perform the collections function for both government and private revenue. Monitors past due accounts and initiates corrective measures to ensure payments are collected and participants stay enrolled with EP. Works with government agencies to resolve revenue discrepancies.

  • Act as Representative Payee for EP participants. Post monthly SSI checks and other income sources. Distributes PIF money to participants, pays their bills and process check requests on their behalf.

  • Responsible for depositing Rep Payee checks to banking account that are sent directly to admin site as well as verifying deposits for rental payments and private payments.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Three (3) years experience in cash posting, accounts payable, accounts receivable or other equivalent accounting experience.

  • Five (5) years experience with computerized spreadsheet application, -OR- A combination of college/business school level training and experience

  • Advanced level of experience with managed care payment systems.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Advanced level of experience with QuickBooks Pro software or other business accounting software.

  • Experience with MS Office products.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Billing/Insurance

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 315439