University of Utah Health Financial Admission and Enrollment Specialist in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

For use in RCSS only.

This position is responsible for informing and assisting patients with their financial obligations for health care services through education, coverage enrollment assistance, financial hardship applications or other programs.

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts interviews and screenings for unfunded patients to determine all available funding sources (s) including commercial insurance, government programs (Medicare, Medicaid), Crime Victims, Affordable Care Act plans, Third Party Liability, or other programs/sources.

  • Works with government agencies, third party payers, and other key parties to process applications, paperwork or other requirements until completion and/or resolution.

  • Assists uninsured patients with financial hardship applications. May grant full or partial charity, prompt pay discounts or payment arrangements, as necessary.

  • Creates service price estimates based on insurance benefits and/or self-pay status for upcoming services on prospective patients.

  • Collects estimated patient responsibility throughout the revenue cycle both in person and over the phone.

  • May coordinate and obtain "Certificate of Medical Necessity" or other approval for scheduled services when patient is unable to make a substantial or minimum payment towards services.

  • Coordinates communication with patients, families, providers or other key parties when authorization or benefits are not secured.

  • May obtain prior authorizations from insurance carrier, including CPT code determination and submission of required documentation.

  • Displays and understands the difference between individual and collective accountability; promotes cooperation and commitment to team goals.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • The ability to express information in a clear and understandable manner.

  • Demonstrated exceptional time management skills.

  • The ability to service and resolve customer requests with the customer in mind, first and foremost.

  • Ability to take ownership for the quality and timeliness of work and can achieve results with little oversight.

  • Ability to solicit and act on constructive feedback, challenge oneself with tough assignments, and demonstrate resilience and courage in the face of setbacks and oppositions.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Three years of experience with medical accounts receivable, insurance claims, or equivalency.

  • High School Diploma, or equivalency.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Bilingual language skills may be preferred.

  • Experience with the Medicaid enrollment process.

  • Coding certifications such as CCS, CPC-H, or CPC-P.

  • Knowledge of CPT , ICD9/10 and DRG codes.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing

Requisition Number 32236

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department COR ISC 10D PAT ACCESS FIN SVC

Category Customer Service

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.