September 15, 2016

Financial Counselor

Emerson Hospital - Concord, MA

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  • Company
    Emerson Hospital Emerson Hospital
  • Location
    Concord, MA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    High School Diploma or GED
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  • Hours/Week

Job Description


Job Number: 10062148
Category: Clerical & Administrative Support
Location: Concord, MA

Department: Patient Access
Workshift: Evening shift
Job Type: Part Time
Hours: 8-20 hours/week Mon-Fri 4:30p-8:30p

Job Summary Reports to the Direct of Patient Access, the position serves as the hospital`s primary contact for patient reimbursement issues in accordance with established credit policies. The position works with third-party payors for necessary authorizations and verification of coverage issues. The position also provides cashiering services for Emerson Hospital. Open to hiring for 2-3 shifts a week, or Mon-Fri 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Minimum Qualifications

* Education

* High School Diploma or equivalent required.

* Associates Degree preferred.

* Work experience may be substituted for higher education.

* Experience

* One to 3 years as a financial counselor at a hospital and/or authorization coordinator required
3-5 years full-time admitting experience with insurance knowledge required * Knowledge of insurances, pre certification and referral procedures required

* Knowledge of the Virtual Gateway and Medicaid applications preferred

* Experience in working with patients required

* Experience in working with payers to appeal pre auth denials preferred

* Licensure and/or Certification

* None required

* Skills

* Knowledge of third party payors.

* Knowledge of Medicare billing practices and regulations.

* Insurance verifications experience.

* Computer proficiency.

* Excellent interpersonal skills are required to interact effectively with all organizational levels, with demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work accurately with detailed confidential information.

* Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English.

* Must be highly organized, cooperative, and able to work well with others.

* Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks.

* Thorough understanding of team management concepts.

* Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology.

* The ability to effectively communicate with external organizations as well as various levels of management required.

Emerson Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.