HonorHealth Pre-Services Financial Counselor - Per Diem - Network Support Services Center in PHOENIX, Arizona
HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.
HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.
Job SummaryEnsures that an account is established for every scheduled patient. Obtains complete and accurate patient demographics, insurance plan and benefits information, and ensures treatment authorization is secured in advance of the scheduled procedure while maintaining a minimum accuracy rate on reviewed accounts as defined by departmental standards.
Verifies patients’ insurance coverage, eligibility, and Point of Service financial obligation for all scheduled services, and documents the system in detail. Adheres to all third party payer requirements for both government and commercial payers. Determines insurance eligibility and coverage, obtains/confirms authorization to avoid non-compliance and penalties to the patient, health system and physician. Communicates current Medicare requirements, HIPAA compliance and reimbursement criteria. Collaborates with Case Management to ensure patient status is correct and documentation is provided to insurances as needed.
Creates and/or updates hospital account. Obtains and enters into hospital information system required patient demographics and insurance information in a timely manner after procedure is scheduled. Documents all information according to departmental guidelines. Provides feedback to supervisor on changes/updates implemented by insurances as obtained.
Contacts patients to verify demographic information and to perform financial counseling prior to time of service. Collects patient responsibility due, provides information on payment plans and financial assistance as necessary. Follows department and network policies concerning discounts, package rates and basic financial assistance.
EducationHigh School Diploma or GED RequiredExperience1 year in healthcare field including medical office insurance/front desk, hospital registration, hospital business office (billing or collections) Required