As apart of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 localregions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinicalperformance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare.Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care,enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality,cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you theresources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitivebenefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
Responsible for screening self-pay patients at hospitalbedside for eligibility in various governmental and non-governmentalprograms. Responsible for identifyingall sources of potential payors including auto insurance, Workers' Compensation,commercial insurance, private insurance, TPL, etc. to route accountappropriately in the Patient Accounting environment. Also responsible for obtaining and completingthe Confidential Financial Statement form and assisting patients in the processof applying for any benefits for which they may be eligible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES
Include thefollowing. Others may be assigned.
Conducts interviews with patients and/orfamily members.
Records and maintains completedocumentation of activities performed on account while in-house and during thePatient accounting cycle.
Performs financial clearance functionincluding collections. Cancels accounts that have not had any patientcooperation and are not eligible for any programs and prepares accounts for Financial Assistance review.
Follows up on MECS assigned accounts toensure follow-through on Government application submitted. Develops a working relationship withpatients, based on good communication skills, enabling accounts to be processedquickly with government program eligibility.
Conducts field visits to patient homesfor skip tracing and or assisting patient with documents.
Notifies hospital case management,social services and admissions staff of case screening determinations andoutcomes via verbal and written communication.
Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,ABILITIES
To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working familiarity with the rules andregulations pertaining to Federal, State and County programs
P/C systems literate including Windows,and Micorsoft Outlook, Excel and Word programs
Ability to work independently
Excellent oral and written communicationskills, as well as the clear understanding of the English language
Detail oriented, with strengths indealing with multiple facilites, Supervisors, and Hospital platforms
Ability to prioritize and managemultiple tasks with efficiency
Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish)
Include minimumeducation, technical training, and/or experience required to perform the job.
High School diploma or equivlent
Minimum 2 years work experience with Social Services or Hospital Admitting orrelated area
The physical demandsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.
Ability to sit and work at a computerterminal for extended periods of time
Must be able to walk through a hospitalenvironment, including across broad campus settings and Emergency Departmentenvironments, and visit patients at bedside
Ability to travel
The work environmentcharacteristics described here are representative of those an employeeencounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.
Both Hospital and Office facilities, indirect contact with Patients and Staff
Must be able to travel
Job: Conifer Health Solutions
Primary Location: Tacoma, Washington
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâs or employeeâs race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.