The Collections Specialist responsible for making outgoing call to IPM guarantors to collect self-pay balances for professional services provided. Audits accounts for accuracy to ensure that past due balances are patient responsibility. Triages calls in an efficient manner if insurance responsibility is identified. Answers guarantor inquiries regarding charges, insurance, and explanation of benefits (EOBs). Collects and posts payments to the Practice Management System (PMS). Establishes payment plans adhering to Central Billing Operations (CBO) policy (threshold/terms, propensity to pay scores, promissory notes) and timely follow-up to maximize collections and optimize collection return on investment (ROI). Meets or exceeds established performance targets (productivity and quality) established by the Customer Service and Patient Collections Manager. Documents each call in PMS so that notes may be reviewed by others and there is continuity in communication and overall handling of the account. Exercises good judgement in escalating complex account issues or customer dissatisfaction to the Customer Service and Patient Collections Manager. Demonstrates the ability to be an effective team player. Upholds "best practices" in day to day processes and work flow standardization to drive maximum results.