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FAC Specialist - Financial Assistance Center

Company: North Oaks Health System
Location: Hammond
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Status: Full Time

Shift: Monday - Friday 8:30-5:30

Exempt: No

Summary:

Provides best-in-class customer service, has empathy and compassion, responds to patient complaints and concerns while remaining focused on providing a positive patient experience. Obtains payments and/or recommends disposition of hospital/professional accounts. Maintains effective follow up and collection activities on assigned accounts. Provides prompt and courteous service to inquiries from patients or insurers.

Other information:

Education:

High school graduate or equivalent is required.

Experience:

Up to two years of customer service, problem resolution and telecommunication experience. Hospital billing experience preferred. Working knowledge of billing and reimbursement policies of third party payors.

Data entry and computer skills.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

General math skills

Physical Demands:

Strength: Sedentary

Push: Occasionally

Pull: Occasionally

Carry: Occasionally

Lift: Occasionally

Sit: Constantly

Stand: Occasionally

Walk: Occasionally

Responsibilities:

  1. Accurately add/delete insurance information, demographic information, etc. as needed or requested

  2. Respond timely, accurately, and courteously to patient, insurance company or other party's requests for information or medical records.

  3. Interface with other departments such as Insurance Verification, Physician's Offices, etc., as needed.

  4. Continuously stay abreast of new billing, collecting and coding regulations, as well as federal and state regulations, by utilizing appropriate materials, Internet resources, seminars, conferences and/or other resources available.

  5. Maintain confidentiality.

  6. Attend in-services and meetings as required.

  7. Perform other duties as required.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  1. Follows North Oaks Health System's Compliance programs and all Federal and State regulatory guidelines.

  2. Assist all patients, family members, physicians, visitors, and employees in a friendly manner.

  3. Acts professionally always. Responds to all inquiries promptly and courteously.

  4. When taking a message, accurately obtains all information, including name of caller, date and time of day, and nature on-call.

  5. Resolve assigned self-pay accounts following departmental guidelines

  6. Assist patients with establishing payment plans

  7. Review EOBs and remittances to understand patient billing questions and complaints

  8. Notify supervisor of all complaints or major issues that arise in working accounts

  9. Document actions clearly

  10. Follow up on patient accounts in a timely manner regarding insurance and/or patient18. Coordinate with Refund Specialist to resolve any credit balance accounts

SELF PAY COLLECTIONS:

  1. Resolve assigned self-pay accounts following departmental guidelines

  2. Identify and refer accounts that should be placed in bad debt

  3. Contact patients to discuss account issues or missing payment deadlines

  4. Assist patients with establishing payment plans

  5. Review EOBs and remittances to understand patient billing questions and complaints

  6. Work with Follow-Up Specialists to appeal insurance claims not paid correctly or denied for various reasons

  7. Notify supervisor of all complaints or major issues that arise in working accounts

  8. Document actions clearly

  9. Follow up on patient accounts in a timely manner regarding insurance and/or patient

  10. Refer accounts to appropriate outside agencies through the agency representative, and refer all agency and attorney inquiries to the agency representative.

Keywords: North Oaks Health System, New Orleans , FAC Specialist - Financial Assistance Center, Other , Hammond, Louisiana

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