Financial Counseling Representative - Price Estimates
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Facility: Broadway Hospital
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 801 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The Financial Counseling Representative provides financial counseling to assist patients in understanding their financial responsibility to Sanford and to offer appropriate resources and options to meet that responsibility. Answers billing questions. Reviews patient's insurance coverage and Explanation of Benefits (EOBs). Provides clarification regarding what charges were incurred and why they were incurred. Reviews insurance denials and provides an explanation for the denial to the patient. Reviews payment plan guidelines and assists in setting up payment arrangements. Determines if patient is eligible for payment assistance programs and assists in the application process, if applicable.
Educates patients regarding insurance concepts, such as what copayments are, what services are covered, effective dates of coverage, when a referral is needed and the effect on insurance, how to obtain a valid referral and resubmit the claim, and how effective dates of coverage influence insurance payments. May assist patient in filling out medical assistance program paperwork, as well as referrals to Medicaid or other insurance aid or disability programs. Frequently advises uninsured patients on outstanding medical costs associated with procedures performed in a clinic setting and establishes a payment plan. Interacts with patients in-person and must be able to empathize with them while also diffusing strong emotions. Calculates and provides cost estimates for medical procedures, including the patient's anticipated share. Advises on and collects prepayments for services not covered by insurance. May perform guest service duties, as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Computer skills sufficient to operate on-line systems and complex software with advanced functionality. Oral and written communication skills sufficient to interpret and apply policies and procedures for clarification and problem resolution. Knowledge of third party payers and basic bookkeeping or accounting principles is required. Requires a thorough understanding of insurance products and the ability to accurately read an EOB to determine what adjustments have been made, what payments have been received, and calculate pending balances.
High school diploma or GED required; post-secondary education preferred.
Two years' experience in healthcare service or health insurance preferred.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
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Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Req Number: R-31371