Medicaid Eligibility Advocate Helena

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Government Programs department and apply today to be a Patient Benefit Advisor.
Parallon's Mission:
We serve and enable those who care for and improve human life in their communities.
Parallon, a division of HCA, is an industry-leading provider of patient financial and revenue cycle services to acute care providers across the United States. We are dedicated to our values and passionate about finding future leaders for our fast-growing divisions. Although we are the largest healthcare provider in the world and experts and leaders in revenue cycle services, we maintain a people-first culture and sense of community.
As a Patient Benefit Advisor, you would be responsible for interviewing and assisting uninsured/underinsured patients with eligibility for Medicaid or Social Security Disability.
Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews all referred uninsured patients for potential state and federal assistance programs.

  • Assists with application process to facilitate possible assistance approval and timely billing.

  • Visits with patient in hospital or outside location (i.e., residence, employer, etc.) to finalize documents vital to assistance approval.

  • Reviews all inpatient admissions to identify and ensure accurate record of all Medicaid primary and secondary eligible days. If application denied, assists patients with appeals process as needed.

  • Reviews daily all certified and denied accounts to ensure the correct IPlan is appended and requests a rebill for a smooth handoff for Medicaid Authorizations.

  • Serves as a backup for Financial Counselor position, reviewing in-house patients to ensure insurance coverage information and/or financial situation documented in Meditech is accurate.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Organization - proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources

  • Communication - communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

  • Customer Orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations

  • Leadership - guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering leading quality services

  • Tactical execution - oversees the development, deployment and direction of complex programs and processes

  • PC Skills - demonstrates proficiency in PC applications as required

  • Policies & Procedures - demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems

  • Basic Skills - able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately

  • Technical skills including:

    • Knowledge of state and federal assistance program requirements preferred.

    • Experience interacting with local Social Services personnel or departments.

    • Knowledge of medical terminology and computer literate.

    • Bilingual/Spanish preferred (may be required depending on facility).

High school diploma or GED required

Minimum of two years' experience interacting with customers and patients regarding financial issues, financial eligibility experience preferred.

Certified Application Counselor (Affordable Care assistance) -Preferred

At Parallon, every employee is a valued member of our organization. You can expect to receive competitive salary, ongoing professional development, comprehensive benefits package, performance bonuses and more!
Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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