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Financial Coordinator - Hematology & Oncology

**Job Title:**

Financial Coordinator - Hematology & Oncology

**Department:**

Hematology/Oncology

**Shift:**

1st

**Full/Part:**

Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

**Specialty:**

Hematology

**Job Number:**

2020-3953

**Job Description:**

**Financial Coordinator - Hematology & Oncology**

First shift, fulltime position

Four Weekdays (Roughly 9:30am to 6:00pm) & Saturday shifts(Roughly 6:30am to 2:30pm)

**Position Highlights:**

The Financial Coordinator position is responsible for obtaining prior authorizations from insurance companies for imaging services, in-patient admissions and surgeries. Provides insurance-related information (in-network/out-of-network), referring patient to Financial Counselor. Communicates effectively with the clinical and scheduling team about patients that need to be rescheduled due to no authorization or referral. He/she provides excellent customer service to our customer; outpatients, inpatient, patient's family and internal customers. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

**Position Responsibilities:**

+ Obtains prior authorizations for STAT imaging services and in-patient admissions

+ Secures referrals and/or authorizations for office visits and office procedures

+ Maintains various work queues, including: Self-pay, charity care, Apheresis, Photopheresis, Out-of-Network, Bone Marrow, Speech Pathology and therapeutic phlebotomy

+ Obtains prior authorizations and referral authorizations for in patient surgeries

+ Coordinates consolidating billing with SNFs

+ Obtains insurance benefit details

+ Accurately completes Epic referral

+ Communicates effectively with the clinical and scheduling team about patients that need to have their appointment, test, procedure or surgery cancelled due to no authorization or referral

+ Follows up on all pending prior authorization requests on a daily basis

+ Utilizes all resources available to obtain clinical information in a timely manner that is required to obtain authorization

+ Assists with denials

+ Responds to Epic staff messages and emails by end of day

+ Identifies out of network patients and self-pay patients and notifies them of financial risk/obligations

+ Refers appropriate patient population to Financial Counselors

+ Sets up peer to peers or appeals as needed

+ Train new staff

+ Other duties as assigned

**Position Qualifications Include:**

+ High school diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred

+ Basic knowledge of medical terminology

+ Has a good understanding of insurance plans (benefits) and contracts (in/out network)

+ Understands basic concepts as they pertain to registration and insurance

+ Two years of previous experience in a medical healthcare environment as a Patient Access Coordinator, Biller/Collector or Financial Coordinator/Counselor

+ Previous experience with obtaining prior authorizations preferred

+ Bilingual proficiency is desirable

+ Must be able to work weekdays from 9:30am-6:00pm and Saturday's from 7:00am-3:30pm

+ Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively on an interdisciplinary team

+ Excellent written and verbal skills·

+ Ability to multitask and priorities work to meet performance metrics

+ Basic knowledge of MS Office products with the ability to create and manipulate electronic documents and spreadsheets.

**Company Highlights:**

+ Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

+ Rush University's Clinical Nurse Leader program is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

+ Rush University is ranked 22nd on the Times Higher Education's 2016 list of the world's top 150 universities under 50 years of age.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.