Job Title: Credit&Coll Ana-Hospital
Company: Westchester Medical Center
City/State: Valhalla, NY
Category: Clerical/Administrative Support
Department: Patient Accounts
Position: Full Time
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Req #: 27803
Posted Date: Dec 20, 2021
Under general supervision, incumbents of this class are responsible for interviewing patients and/or their relatives to evaluate a patient's coverage for payment of their medical treatment and to determine the method of payment/reimbursement to Westchester Medical Center.This involves coordination with other Medical Center divisions to verify length of hospitalization, diagnosis, and services rendered, which is used to determine the cost of stay. Work also involves establishing relations with providers including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, private insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid to verify the patient's eligibility for coverage, the portion of the cost which is reimbursable and establishing methods for follow-up on all third party billing.Supervision may be exercised over lower level clerical support staff.Does related work as required.
Good knowledge of the various forms of medical coverage available for the payment of hospital services to patients, their methods of payment, and coverage limitations; good knowledge of the practices and procedures used for billing and collection from third party reimbursement agencies for the payment of hospital services to patients; familiarity with the functions of hospital admitting, medical records and utilization review, particularly as they impact reimbursable costs; skill in making arithmetic computations; ability to interview patients and/or their families to be able to extract information about their medical coverage or eligibility; ability to plan and follow-up on payment schedules with patients on services determined as self-pay; ability to establish and develop effective working relations with other hospital divisions and with third party reimbursement agencies; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; good judgment; tact; initiative; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of the position.
High school or equivalency diploma and four years experience where the primary function was credit and collection, billing, loans, insurance or similar work, two years of which must have been in or for a hospital patient accounts unit. Substitutions:(1) Satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours* of post high school education may be substituted on a year for year basis for the general experience up to a maximum of two years.(2)Experience which involved direct liaison with managed care agencies, that included processing referrals, precertifications and required authorizations may be substituted for the hospital patient accounts experience on a year for year basis up to two years.
Westchester Medical Center
Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital in Valhalla, NY, provides local residents with acute-care services — Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more — found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other Hudson Valley hospitals and serves as a lifeline for more than 3 million.