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Patient Financial Navigator Advisor

Company: Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

About usAt -Cooper University Health Care, -our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development. -Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey. Short Description The Patient Financial Navigation Advisor (PFNA) acts as the patient's liaison from physician order through complete billing cycle. The PFNA will complete a comprehensive analysis of patient's health insurance to include verification of benefits, prior authorization status and patient's out of pocket liability. - PFNA will educate and provide patient with a clearly defined estimate of the patient's financial responsibility for all services, including office visits, testing, diagnostic studies, surgeries and procedures via phone, written correspondence and MyChart communication. PFNA will collect or provide payment arrangements in accordance with policies and procedures. -Financial screening process encompasses any or all of the following job functions:

Financially screens insured patients prior to inpatient and outpatient services including office visits, testing, diagnostic studies, surgeries and procedures by verifying patient insurance eligibility and registering insurance information into the EPIC system when needed.Reviews patient history involving past illnesses, treatment locations, diagnosis and final outcomes when CPT codes are not available.Determines outstanding patient responsibility for hospital and physician charges to include past due liabilities in all communication to the patient.Creates financial estimate by providing insurance based out-of-pocket liability estimates for patients scheduled for outpatient and inpatient elective procedures.Establishes contact with the patient.Educates patient on out-of-pocket financial responsibilities including copay, deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums.Attempts to collect payment in full prior to date of service or documents in EPIC patient will pay at time of service for Patient Services Representative to collect during registration process.Makes payment arrangements where applicable.Serves as PFNA throughout billing cycle.Verifies active Auto and Workers' Compensation claims in relation to patient treatment plans. Monitors Work Queue accountabilities for estimates that need to be completed to balance the patient's needs, individual performance goals and avoid delays in communication of patient financial liabilities.Provides clear and concise documentation in Epic to ensure precise throughput of patient financial liability information. Uses professional, clear, concise, and customer-friendly communication at all times to internal customers, providers and patients. Provides a stellar experience to Cooper patients; is proactive in serving patients and acts responsibly in the patient and Cooper's best interest.Resolves patient challenges by offering alternatives with minimum escalation or support, trying to retain patients within the Cooper network.Performs all process and system-related functions in accordance with training and quality guidelines.Perform all related duties or special projects as assigned/required.Regular, consistent and punctual attendance required, following Cooper time and attendance policies. Must display a genuine interest in providing an excellent Customer Experience that aligns with Cooper's business goals related to patient access throughout the Cooper landscape. -Experience RequiredMinimum 3 years of experience in healthcare revenue cycle registration, health insurance, patient financial responsibility and point of service collections, working specifically with health insurance plans. -Proficiency in working with payer on-line portals, as well as NaviNet, Passport or other third party eligibility systems required. -Intermediate knowledge of Medical Terminology, Health Insurance Plans and Patient Out-of-Pocket financial responsibility. Experience with EPIC system preferred. -Proven ability to effectively interact with and provide service excellence to patients, clinicians, physicians and administrators.Education RequirementsHigh School Diploma required. Associates degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Keywords: Cooper University Health Care, Hamilton , Patient Financial Navigator Advisor, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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