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FINANCIAL CARE COUNSELOR

Regular Full Time Raleigh, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 220628
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PRMO Established in 2001, Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) is a fully integrated, centralized revenue cycle organization supporting all of Duke Health, including Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, the Private Diagnostic Clinic, and Duke Primary Care. The PRMO focuses on streamlining the revenue cycle through enhanced management of scheduling, registration, coding, HIM operations, billing, collections, cash management, and customer service. The Mission of the PRMO is delivering quality service by enhancing the patient experience, providing financial security, and preserving Duke’s reputation and mission of advancing health together. Our Vision is to be recognized as a world class innovative revenue cycle organization that values our people, patients and performance.

*Now offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus that will pay out in 2 installments over 12 months in 6-month increments (6 months and 12 months)*

Work Schedule 10:00 am-10:00 p.m. (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) 

Occupational Summary

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

  • Analyze insurance coverage and benefits for service to ensure timely.
  • Obtain authorizations based payment. on insurance plan contracts and guidelines.
  • Document billing system.
  • Explain bills and provide assistance to visitors and patients.
  • Explain policies and departmental coverage as requested.
  • Calculate and according to PRMO credit and collection policies.
  • Implement appropriate collect cash payments appropriately for all patients.
  • Reconcile daily necessity of third-party sponsorship and process patients in accordance with reimbursement.
  • Obtain all Prior Authorization  Certification and/or authorizations as appropriate.
  • Facilitate payment sources for uninsured patients.
  • Determine if the patient's condition is the result of an accident and perform complete research to determine the appropriate source of liability/payment.
  • Admit, register, and pre-register patients with accurate patientdemogra phic and financial data.
  • Resolve insurance claim rejections/denials and remedy expediently. 
  • Evaluate diagnoses to ensure compliance with the Local Medicare Review Policy.
  • Perform those duties necessary to ensure all accounts are processed accurately and efficiently.
  • Compile departmental statistics for budgetary and reporting purposes.
  • Collection actions and assist financially responsible persons in arranging payment.
  • Make referrals for financial counseling.
  • Determine policy and procedure.
  • Examine insurance policies and other third-party sponsorship materials for sources of payment.
  • Inform the attending physician of the patient 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 Drug program as needed for medications.< /span>
  • Greet and procedures, and resolve problems.
  • Gathers necessary documentation to support the proper handling of inquiries and complaints.
  • Assist according to policy and procedure.
  • Enter and update referrals as required.
  • Communicate with insurance carriers regarding clinical information requested and resolve issues relating to coverage

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Ability to analyze relationships with patients, physicians, co-workers, and supervisors. data, perform multiple tasks and work independently.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain professional, service-oriented working, 
  • 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.
  • Requires working knowledge of compliance principles.
  • Job allows the opportunity to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

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

Experience

Two years experience working in hospital service access, clinical service access, physician 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.

Degrees, Licensures, 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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