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Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%) FINANCIAL ACCESS SPECIALIST 2. This position coordinates the insurance clearance process for Inpatient planned and unplanned admits, for Outpatient Surgery, Clinic Procedures, high dollar Infusion, and/or Radiology high dollar Procedures. Performs the various functions associated with obtaining and verifying the insurance coverage and benefits for facility and professional services , which may include emergency services, inpatient hospitalization, transportation, rehab, therapies, nursing home placement, home health care/durable equipment, outpatient surgeries, clinical visits, and specialized procedures; also verifies L&I, Crime Victims and other coverages.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Review scheduled appointments through patient work queue
Obtain insurance authorizations through assigned payer administrators
Verifying/document patients eligibility and benefits in Epic auth/cert
Document progress of each case in Epic auth/cert
Refer uninsured patients for Medicaid/Charity eligibility screening
Prepare estimates of fees upon request from Patient Care Consultants
Review payment options with patients
Keeps daily productivity log as assigned
Provides internal customers on-going status of inpatient/outpatient authorization by payor
Process payments using cash drawer in Epic
Call patients to provide overview of limited medical benefits and Out-of-Pocket cost
Prepare Notice of Non-Coverage form for patient signature
Call referring providers to obtain referrals or to initiate authorization
Provides internal customers on-going status of inpatient/outpatient authorization from the payor for surgery
Coordinates and explains options to patients related to potential financial responsibilities including charity/financial assistance, possible Medicaid eligibility, financial implications of proceeding with or without authorizations, and in and out-of-network ramifications
Confer with Financial Clearance supervisor if coverage status unclear or other information unclear
Interpret hospital's policies, procedures and services to patients, patient representatives, inter/intra-hospital departments and community facilities.
Perform related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or GED certificate plus two years of experience in a medical office setting OR Equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.