Financial Counselor
San Joaquin Community Hospital - Bakersfield, CA

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Summary of Job Duties

Verifies hospital coverage for all insurance companies or agencies financially responsible for patient’s hospital bill. Interview patients who have minimum or no insurance coverage to arrange methods of payment. Bills all insurance carriers. Follows up on patient accounts until zeroed or moved into bad debt. Prepares all refunds and write-offs for posting. Verifies reimbursement when payments are received. Gathers and sends all needed information to physician offices, auditors, outside billing services etc. Works follow-up reports daily.

Qualifications & Requirements

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written format

Ability to handle stressful situations and respond in a professional manner

Ability to organize and prioritize workload

Ability to set work direction for self and others

Ability to work independently and perform effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing environment

Clerical experience and Insurance Billing experience preferred

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of billing and follow-up procedures and a significant level of expertise in Patient Financial Service functions

High School diploma or equivalent certification

Knowledge of Medicare, Medi-Cal, and commercial insurance preferred

About this company
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San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) is a 255-bed acute-care facility located in downtown Bakersfield, California. With more than 100 years...