Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
This job will coordinate and assist Allegheny Health Network (AHN) patients with a financial risk to AHN related to financial obligations for both the technical and professional billing systems. This will be done by serving as an escalated contact for the patient and initiating outreach to AHN patients with a financial risk. Patient satisfaction will be ensured by following department policies and procedures while assisting patients.
- Initiate patients in applying for alternative payment programs including, but not limited to Medical Assistance, Addison-Gibson grants, Cobra, AHN’s Financial Assistance program, or payment plans. Follow up with patients/vendors in relation with to alternative payment programs. (30%)
- Processes Financial Assistance application for approval/denial. Identifies accounts for patient refunds related to Financial Assistance, and processes refunds to patients. Posts appropriate adjustments/retractions to the accounts receivable system related to Financial Assistance. (30%)
- Documents the accounts receivable system with all pertinent information. Uses critical thinking skills that ensures that accurate demographic and payer information is correctly reflected in the billing system, discovering unbilled insurance and facilitate billing of claims, identifying deductibles, out-of–pocket expenses, co-payments, percentage payables, preferred providers and other boundaries that are payer driven, maintaining positive customer service attitude when dealing with patients. (20%)
- Identifies and verifies medical benefits and COB order. Corrects/updates account fields to assure timely, accurate bill submission. (10%)
- 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. (10%)
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Associate's Degree in Billing, Health Care or related field (3 years of coordinator experience/training and/or billing/follow-up experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted)
- 3 years of performing healthcare registration, patient finance, or customer service.
- 2 years with health insurance terminology and principles
- Customer Service
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- 1 year in a physician billing or health care claims environment
- Previous experience in interviewing patients and family members
- AAHAM Certified Revenue Cycle Professional
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