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Financial Care Counselor (Commitment Bonus Eligible)

PRMO Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 244357
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About Duke Health's Patient Revenue Management Organization

Pursue your passion for caring with the Patient Revenue Management Organization, which is Duke Health's fully integrated, centralized revenue cycle organization that supports the entire health system in streamlining the revenue cycle. This includes scheduling, registration, coding, billing, and other essential revenue functions.

We are currently providing a $5,000 commitment bonus incentive that will be paid out in two equal installments over 12 months in 6-month increments.

Duke Perinatal Clinic

The position is located at 2608 Erwin Road (Pavilion East) at Lakeview Durham, NC 27705, Suite 200.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (7:30-5 pm)

Occ Summary

Accurately complete patient accounts based on departmental protocol, policies, and procedures and in compliance with regulatory agencies, including but not limited to pre-admission, admission, pre-registration, and registration functions. Ensure all insurance requirements are met before patients' arrival, and inform patients of their financial eligibility before their arrival for services. Arrange payment options with the patients and screen patients for government funding sources.

Work Performed

Analyze insurance coverage and benefits for service to ensure timely reimbursement. Obtain all prior authorization certificates and/or authorizations, as appropriate. Facilitate payment services for uninsured patients. Determine if the patient's condition results from an accident and perform complete research to determine the proper source of liability or payment. Admit, register, and pre-register patients with accurate patient demographic and financial data. Resolve insurance claim rejections/denials and remedy them expediently. Calculate and collect case payments appropriately for all patients. Reconcile the daily cash deposit. Evaluate diagnoses to ensure compliance with the Local Medical Review Policy. Perform those duties necessary to ensure all accounts are processed accurately and efficiently. Compile departmental statistics for budgetary and reporting purposes.

Explain bills according to PRMO credit and collection policies. Implement appropriate collection actions and assist financially responsible persons in arranging payment. Make a referral for financial counseling—the necessity of third-party sponsorship and processing patients by policy and procedure. Examine insurance policies and other third-party sponsorship materials for sources of payment. Inform the attending physician of the patient's financial hardship. Complete the managed care waiver form for patients considered out of network and receiving services at a reduced benefit level. Update the billing system to reflect the insurance status of the patient. Refer patients to the manufacturer's drug program as needed for medications.

Greets and assists visitors and patients. Explain policies and procedures, and resolve problems. Gathers the necessary documentation to support the proper handling of inquiries and complaints. Assist with departmental coverage as requested. Obtain authorizations based on insurance plan contracts and guidelines. Document the billing system according to policy and procedure. Enter and update referrals as required. Communicate with insurance carriers regarding the clinical information requested and resolve issues relating to coverage and payment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent communication skills, oral and written. Ability to analyze data, perform multiple tasks, and work independently. Must be able to develop and maintain professional, service-oriented working relationships with patients, physicians, co-workers and supervisors.Must be able to understand and comply with policies and procedures.

Level Characteristics

Position responsible for high production generated accurately in accordance with established business processes or regulations. It requires knowledge of compliance principles. The job allows the opportunity to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires knowledge of basic grammar and mathematical principles normally required through a high school education, with some postsecondary education preferred. Additional training or working knowledge of related businesses.

Experience

Two years of experience working in hospital service access, clinical service access, the physician's office or billing and collections. Or an associate's degree in a healthcare-related field and one year of experience working with the public. Or a bachelor's degree and one year of experience working with the public.

Bilingual preferred

Degrees, licenses, and certifications

None required

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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