Dignity Health Financial Services Associate I in Santa Maria, California

Responsibilities

In keeping with the PHC philosophy, the Financial Services Associate I serves as the liaison for patients and provides education to patients regarding insurance coverage and guidelines. The Financial Services Associate I will evaluate insurance options and clinical services to meet the needs of the patients. The Financial Services Associate I is responsible for the tracking of insurance requirements, ensuring accurate documentation of completed requirements in GE, pre-authorizations, complete the check out process with patients included cash collections. The role will promote quality, cost-effective outcomes, managing financial and clinical care needs through the continuum of care utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills. The Financial Services Associate is responsible for facilitating a positive patient experience through coordination and advocacy in terms of obtaining financial clearance, required pre-certifications, authorizations and/or referrals, identifying eligibility for payment assistance programs/preparing payment plans and other interactions with the patient. The Financial Services Associate will also provide support with other clinic activities when needed. PHC is committed to excellent patient care and service. We strive to develop cohesive teams where all levels of employees can work together. That being said, we have developed the job descriptions to define the primary tasks and responsibilities. However, it does not preclude all staff to support the functions of the entire clinic. Some PSA and FSAs may be asked to do work that is outside their daily assignments, especially when working in smaller locations or when trying to address staff vacancies. This team approach will support our goal of keeping the Patient as our focus.

Qualifications

6 months experience working in an outpatient/physician office environment including financial counseling , insurance verification and authorization. 6 months experience working in an outpatient/physician office environment including financial counseling , insurance verification and authorization. Knowledge of payer and regulatory guidelines for medical insurance claims processing and reimbursement. Knowledge of the processes and procedures related to the eligibility requirements of various insurance entities including government and private payers. Thorough knowledge of Medicare, Medi-Cal, Physicians Choice and CenCal. Knowledge of payer and regulatory guidelines for medical insurance claims processing and reimbursement. Knowledge of the processes and procedures related to the eligibility requirements of various insurance entities including government and private payers. Thorough knowledge of Medicare, Medi-Cal, Physicians Choice and CenCal. Strong customer service skills. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Strong computer skills Ability to prioritize multiple tasks Demonstrates ability to work closely with physicians to ensure quality in delivery of clinic services as related to patient care and front desk procedures are required Must possess a proactive flexible approach to problem solving Ability to lead and participate in teams Ability to execute directives toward established goals Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and a positive outlook/attitude Ability to interpret patient invoices Strong customer service skills. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Strong computer skills Ability to prioritize multiple tasks Must possess a proactive flexible approach to problem solving Ability to lead and participate in teams Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and a positive outlook/attitude Ability to interpret patient invoices

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Job ID 2018-60803

Employment Type Full Time

Department Neurosurgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

Shift Day

Location Santa Maria

State/Province CA

Standard Hours Monday-Friday (8am-5pm)

Work Schedule 8 Hour