FINANCIAL COUNSELOR

Job ID: J123865
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Natrona Heights, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: May 25, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Assists patients who present financial risk to AHN and will incur financial obligations. Communicates
revenue cycle issues to patients, physicians and other appropriate hospital personnel as needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies and prioritizes accounts containing self-pay liability. Interacts with patients, family members and physician offices to assure collection of self-pay balances due. Pricing services as needed. (30%)
  • Assists patients in applying for alternative payment programs including, but not limited to Medical Assistance, Addison-Gibson grants, COBRA, and charity care. (30%)
  • Identifies and verifies medical benefits and COB order. Corrects/updates account fields to assure timely, accurate bill submission. Verifies insurance information through payor contact via telephone or online resources. (15%)
  • Cooperates with and maintains excellent working relationships with internal and external customers. Performs any written or verbal communication necessary to exchange information with designated contacts and promote working relationships. (25%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or 3-5 years’ coordinator experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years’ related experience performing healthcare registration, patient finance, or customer service.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of health insurance terminology and principles.

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