1100 Meade Street Dunmore, PA 18512

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Financial Counselor

Summary of Position:

Primary responsibility will be the assessment of patient financial requirements, and counseling patients on insurance benefits and co-payments prior to treatment as well as arranging a method of payment for services rendered.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare a cost estimate outlining the patient’s out-of-pocket responsibility for treatment.

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

  • Verification of patients benefits with insurances and obtain insurance authorizations.

  • Track patients with high deductibles and co-pays and seek outside financial assistance if necessary.

  • Meet with patients in office to discuss insurance issues and cost of treatments outlining their financial obligation

  • Assist patients in obtaining financial assistance and in the financial assistance application process, Medical Assistance application process and financial hardship applications.

  • Obtain necessary documentation for financial hardship and review per practice guidelines with practice administrator.

  • Create and implement appropriate monthly payment plans and assist financially responsible persons in arranging payments.  Obtain proper signatures on forms.

  • Monitor and work with Front Office and patient to collect outstanding co-pay and or co-insurance payments for active treatment patients.

  • Communicate with appropriate Physician, Scheduler and Triage Nurse any concerns that would delay treatment.  

  • Monitor pending financial assistance applications until they are approved, enter financial assistance approvals in system, and notify billing dept of approvals.

  • Track financial assistance on spreadsheet and obtain additional funding if necessary once assistance has expired.

  • Monitor patient balances via their next scheduled visit and contact patients for payments. 

  • Seek out transportation assistance for patients in need

Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of clerical processes, especially the computer; ability to communicate with co-workers and patients both orally and in writing; personable phone voice and attitude; people skills; organizational skills; time management skills; negation skills: ability to prioritize; responsible; attentive to details/thorough; team-player; ability to multi-task); Must have excellent communication skills, and be able to develop professional, service-oriented working relationships with patients. 

  • Medical Office experience, preferred.

  • To be successful as a financial counselor, a candidate must be confident in his/her knowledge of the field, so he/she may make decisions independently. Additionally, counselors interact with patients during stressful situations and, as a result, must communicate both effectively and tactfully.

If you are interested in this position, please fill out the application here and mail, fax, or email it to the Human Resources department.

To mail:

1100 Meade St

Dunmore, PA 18512

To fax:

570.342.3316

To email:

careers@cancercarenepa.com

This organization does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status of any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, the facility complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. If you are an applicant with a mental or physical disability who needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, contact the Human Resources department.