Financial Access Specialist
Secures and obtains accurate patient data for complete financial clearance of admission of various admission types and locations. Interviews patients to determine accurate funding source information. Determines benefit level, coordination of benefits, coinsurance amounts for hospital and clinic services using knowledge of insurance verification. Performs pre-certification, referral coordination, and financial counseling. Communicates with pay patients about service charges and assists patient with payment arrangements. Collects copays, coinsurance and other monies that may be owed by patient. Ensures proper financial clearance for timely and correct reimbursement for services rendered at UHS.
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience required. Must have six (6) months of financial counseling related experience in a hospital/physician office setting. Experience and knowledge in obtaining insurance benefits, pre-certification and collection of monies is required. Knowledge in hospital contracts, in-network vs. out-of-network benefits and negotiations is preferred. Basic medical terminology and ICD 9 coding experience is preferred.
Owned by the people of Bexar County, University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
Just recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital as the Best Metro Hospital and Best for nephrology and urology.
Also, University Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating serious injuries and burns in children by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS verified University Hospital as a pediatric trauma center in October 2012, after a lengthy application process and site visit.