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Alabama Oncology Patient Financial Counselor - Alabama Oncology - STVB in Birmingham, Alabama

This position is located in our St. Vincent's Birmingham location.

Scope:

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for insurance verification and eligibility, assessment of patient financial requirements, counseling patients on insurance benefits and copayments. Obtains pre-authorization of services. Obtains and maintains accurate patient demographics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all insurance, demographic, and eligibility information is obtained and entered into the system in an accurate manner.

  • Performs insurance verification process on all third-party payors. Obtains initial and subsequent pre-authorization of services.

  • Re-verifies benefits and obtains authorization and/or referral after treatment plan has been discussed, prior to initiation of treatment. Ensures appropriate signatures are obtained on all necessary forms.

  • Utilizes the Summary of Patient Reimbursement and Liability form and obtains appropriate approvals as required.

  • Performs financial counseling process on all patients prior to treatment, which includes patient financial obligations, billing practices and establishing payment arrangements.

  • Documents financial counseling process and forwards to Billing Office

  • Assists patients in obtaining financial assistance (i.e. Medicaid, drug replacement), outside assistance (i.e. transportation or other community services), and all appropriate forms filled out.

  • Collects co-pays, deductible and other out of pocket amounts at time of visit.

  • Assists in maintaining manuals, logs, and other required documents as required.

  • Demonstrates an understanding for patient confidentiality to protect the patient and the clinic/corporation.

  • Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for and assists with other front office functions as requested.

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to sort and files materials correctly by alphabetic and numeric systems.

  • General knowledge of medical terminology.

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