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Trinity Health Financial Counselor - Cancer Center - Full Time - Day Shift in Mason City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for providing financial counseling to patients, researching financial and drug assistance programs, and works closely with reimbursement staff, pre-authorization staff, and the business office to ensure timely account follow up.

What You Will Do:

  • Meets with patients to provide details regarding insurance coverage and personal responsibility of costs for care.

  • Verifies coverage details for potentially underinsured patients, identifying atypical gaps in coverage.

  • Creates and provides a billing estimate of patient's financial obligations to the institution for their proposed treatment plan.

  • Identifies uninsured and underinsured patients prior to the onset of treatment.

  • Research patient assistance programs and drug assistance programs for patients.

  • Educates patients regarding insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses owed to the institution; addresses patient questions and concerns regarding cost of care; notifies physician if patient chooses not to proceed with treatment for financial reasons.

  • Protects the financial standing of MercyOne Medical Center, North Iowa by determining appropriate payment plans and arranging payment on deposits due.

  • Counsels' patients who cannot pay according to the payment schedule, determining appropriate internal and external patient assistance programs to contact for additional support​.

Hours:

FullTime / Monday - Friday

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of prior billing experience for physician practice is preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of oncology business experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of insurance industry, medical terminology, reimbursement and pre-certification is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Medicare-Part A and B (CMS) policies on billing, reimbursement and other third-party reimbursement is preferred.

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations, insurance policies, and procedures is preferred.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • Up to $10,000 in incentives for joining our team!

  • MercyOne Nurses Rock Scholarship - loan repayment for ADN or BSN

  • Education Assistance offered

  • Effective Day 1 Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, and more) for positions 16 hours per week or greater

  • Competitive wages; including weekend and night differentials

  • Generous paid time off program

  • Retirement Savings program with employer match starting on Day 1.

Ministry/Facility Information:

MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center provides expert health care to 15 counties.

MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center (https://www.mercyone.org/northiowa/find-a-location/location-results) is a 342 bed, regional referral teaching hospital in Mason City, Iowa. MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center (https://www.mercyone.org/location/mercyone-new-hampton-medical-center-1) is an 11 bed, rural access hospital in New Hampton, Iowa. Our service area spans 15 counties across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. We serve a population over 260,000.

With more than 3,000 colleagues and a medical staff of almost 500 physicians and allied health professionals, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is the largest employer in the region.

MercyOne Medical Group – North Iowa is part of Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic systems. In north Iowa, our clinics are made up of more than 25 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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