Financial Counselor I: Lawerenceville Office Lawerenceville, Georgia 30046

Summary of Duties: 

Responsible for financially securing patient accounts for all ancillary services, including verifying benefits, managing referrals, obtaining service authorization and notifying patients.

RESPONSIBILIITES
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Monitors schedule, verifies benefits, and manages referrals/authorizations prior to day of appointment for all patients having, outpatient procedures in a hospital, in-office procedures, and emergency add-on procedures in the offices.
- Calculates and notifies patients of payments, co-pays, and deductibles
- Works with self-pay patients and set up payment plans 
- Collects and records accurate patient and insurance information according to the AGA, LLC documentation requirements
- Accurately provides or counsels patients and/or relatives with pertinent information regarding payment for medical treatment or procedures
- Has a strong knowledge and understanding of different insurance plans 
- Meets or exceeds quality and productivity standards as set by the Ancillary Project Manager
- Answers emails and voicemails and returns patient calls in a timely and efficient manner
- Completes requests for information from other AGA, LLC staff and ensures that they are handled promptly and effectively to guarantee payment on patient accounts
- Abides by and promotes HIPAA compliance; maintains strictest confidentiality with regards to patient information
- Participates in staff meetings as directed by the Ancillary Project Manager
- Participates in marketing activities as directed by the Ancillary Project Manager
- Cross trains and performs other office functions including phone triage, check-in/check-out, scheduling, pre- certification, or medical records as directed by the Ancillary Project Manager
- Any other duties and/or special projects as assigned

EDUCATION, REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or GED required; Certified Medical Assistant preferred, 2-3 years of specialty clinical experience, gastroenterology experience preferred.   Financial Counselor must be computer literate and able to operate Greenway and Microsoft Office applications.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Financial Counselor must be able to:
- Possesses the ability to deal with patients, visitors, co-workers, and physicians with courtesy and respect
- Displays a professional outgoing warm and helpful attitude
- Possesses compassion for dealing with people who are ill and need help
- Plan, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks as delegated by the Ancillary Project Manager
- Work under pressure; assess, respond, and communicate issues in a timely manner
- Communicate clearly with patients and coworkers through the telephone, email, and in-person
- Interpret and apply clinical and non-clinical policies and procedures

PHYSICAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment; travel within the Metro area required.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
AGA, LLC is a drug free workplace. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AGA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, military or veteran status, gender, color or national origin in its employment practices.
 
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