EMERGENCY FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE - PIH HEALTH DOWNEY HOSPITAL - PER DIEM - 9PM, 11 PM, 11:30 PM
Location: Downey, California
Admin / Clerical
Internal Number: 16086
We’re a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with two hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values—as we deliver top-quality healthcare.
From our extensive facilities in Whittier, California and Downey, California, PIH Health serves more than two million residents in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
The Emergency Financial Representative is responsible for ensuring reimbursement to PIH Health from patients or other responsible parties along with assisting patients in understanding their health care insurance coverage by determining eligibility, benefits and utilization requirements. The Emergency Financial Representative is responsible for up-front POS collections, along with financially securing patients accounts by setting up appropriate financial arrangements with patients to avoid bad debt. The Emergency Financial Representative when appropriate assists patients in accessing programs such as Medi-Cal, Uncompensated Care, and Hospital Presumptive Eligibility. Emergency Financial Representative will focus on individual performance in registration and financial counseling, Key Performance Indicators and expediting approvals by gathering and completing forms before the patient is discharged from the Emergency department. Emergency Financial Representative will continue to enhance their registration and the fundamental financial knowledge and skill set required and expected of this role, which is inclusive of the diverse financial programs offered at PIH Health. The Emergency Financial Representative’s interaction with patients will only transpire after a medical screening exam has been performed. All patients are seen regardless of their insurance coverage or their ability to pay. The Emergency Financial Representative will complete the comprehensive training program and certification as required to facilitate eligibility for Hospital Presumptive Eligibility qualifications when necessary. Graceful, empathetic and respectful customer service shall be maintained at all times. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification within 3 months of hire date is required.
Demonstrates a clear understanding of PIH Health mission and values
Ability to work directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patients
Ability to generate revenue with POS collections, establishing payment arrangements, along with collecting on all Self-Pay and/or high liability accounts at the point of registration.
EMTALA knowledge and experience
Demonstrates attention to detail and follow up process
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with patients, healthcare providers and insurance companies
Excellent English reading, comprehension and written skills to include spelling skills and penmanship
Excellent Mathematical skills; ability to calculate copay or percentage of financial estimate amount due and/or establish payment arrangements accurately.
Ability to follow directions as outlined in policies or given by supervisor
Strong computer skills to include typing 45+ wpm minimum and in MS office programs
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to exercise independent judgment at times of need and emergency situations
Interacts with all levels of hospital and outside vendor staff and knowledge of government regulations
Ability to multi-task in a fast and high pressure environment
Stringent adherence to all privacy policies and procedures and as required by state and federal law including and not limited to the HIPPA Security and Privacy Rules
Minimum of two year experience in front office/medical billing and/or current hospital registration/admitting
Minimum of two year experience in insurance verification and/or medical/hospital billing.
High school graduate required or equivalent, prefer evidence of continuing education in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
Knowledge of eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal, Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Program, Medicare, Covered California, Cobra, limited benefit plans, VVC and Uncompensated Care Programs. IPA knowledge
Medical terminology required
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to change
Strong analytical skills, problem solving. The ability to act and decide accordingly.
Graceful, empathetic and respectful customer service at all times
Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider – one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort – you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce. EOE M/F/D/V