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RWJBarnabas Health Financial Counselor - New Brunswick, NJ in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Financial Counselor - New Brunswick, NJReq #:0000137716




Facility:RWJ New Brunswick

Department:Cancer Ctr-Admin


Main Hospital - New Brunswick, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Job Summary:

The Financial Counselor conducts financial screenings of patients in order to secure payment for healthcare services for those that are uninsured and underinsured.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies the appropriate payment source, which may include patient payment, enrollment in government programs including Medicaid and Charity Care or other payment sources

  • Daily tasks include inpatient and bedded patient account review, authorization and benefit determination, creating estimates and collecting point of service cash when appropriate, providing timely and appropriate referrals for various state medical assistance programs, collecting all necessary documentation and patient signatures and verifying commercial payers including updating the patients financial record in the appropriate HIS

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent, required

  • A minimum of three years insurance authorization/pre-certification experience, required

  • 4 Similar hospital billing or accounting experience

  • Knowledge of Charity Care, Uncompensated Care, and Medicaid guidelines and regulations

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and insurance verification preferred

  • Candidate must be detail-oriented

  • Computer experience required

  • Knowledge of insurance, insurance verification and TOS collections

  • Prior experience in hospital admissions preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Bilingual preferred

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer