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Patient Benefits Representative - Float - Beaumont, TX

Company: US Oncology, Inc.
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Texas Oncology's Covid 19 vaccine mandate policy requires that all new hires be vaccinated or obtain an approved exemption before their start date. More information will be provided to you throughout the interview process. Texas Oncology is looking for a Float Patient Benefits Representative to join our team! This position will be officed at our Beaumont, Texas location as well as our support our Port Arthur, Texas and Jasper,Texas locations as needed. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." - in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis. Why work for us? Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers. What does the Patient Benefits Representative do? The Patient Benefits Representative, under general supervision is responsible for educating patient on insurance coverage and benefits. Assess patients financial ability; may educate patient on assistance programs. Updates and maintains existing patient new insurance eligibility, coverage, and benefits in system. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards, and US Oncology's Shared Values. Texas Oncology requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests. Responsibilities The essential duties and responsibilities: Prior to a patient receiving treatment; obtains insurance coverage information and demographics; educates patient on insurance coverage, benefits, co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses. Assess patients ability to meet expenses and discusses payment arrangements. May educate patients on financial assistance programs as well as identify sources and provide assistance with completing forms. Based upon diagnosis, estimated insurance coverage, and financial assistance, completes Patient Cost Estimate form. Completes appropriate reimbursement and liability forms for patient's review and signature. Forwards appropriate information and forms to billing office. Responsible for obtaining, from Clinical Reviewer, insurance pre-authorization or referral approval codes prior to each treatment. Review patient account balance and notify front desk of patients to meet with Ensure that patient co-pay amount is correctly entered into system (or conveyed), allowing front desk to collect appropriately At each patient visit, verifies and updates demographics and insurance coverage in computer system according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Stays current on available financial aide. Develops professional relationships with financial aide providers. Networks with financial aide providers to obtain leads to other aide programs. Adheres to confidentiality, state, federal, and HIPPA laws and guidelines with regards to patient's records. Maintains updated manuals, logs, forms, and documentation. Performs additional duties as requested. Qualifications The ideal candidate for the Patient Benefits Representative will have the following background and experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum three (3) years patient pre-services coordinator or equivalent required. Proficiency with computer systems and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required. Demonstrate knowledge of CPT coding and HCPS coding application. Must be able to verbally communicate clearly and utilize the appropriate and correct terminology. Must successfully complete required e-learning courses within 90 days of occupying position. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be present at the employee site during regularly scheduled business hours and regularly required to sit or stand and talk or hear. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment may include exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Work will involve in-person interaction with co-workers and management and/or clients. Work may require minimal travel by automobile to office sites. Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

The ideal candidate for the Patient Benefits Representative will have the following background and experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Minimum three (3) years patient pre-services coordinator or equivalent required. Proficiency with computer systems and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) required. Demonstrate knowledge of CPT coding and HCPS coding application. Must be able to verbally communicate clearly and utilize the appropriate and correct terminology. Must successfully complete required e-learning courses within 90 days of occupying position. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be present at the employee site during regularly scheduled business hours and regularly required to sit or stand and talk or hear. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment may include exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medical preparations and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Work will involve in-person interaction with co-workers and management and/or clients. Work may require minimal travel by automobile to office sites. Texas Oncology is part of the US Oncology Network and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

The essential duties and responsibilities: Prior to a patient receiving treatment; obtains insurance coverage information and demographics; educates patient on insurance coverage, benefits, co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses. Assess patients ability to meet expenses and discusses payment arrangements. May educate patients on financial assistance programs as well as identify sources and provide assistance with completing forms. Based upon diagnosis, estimated insurance coverage, and financial assistance, completes Patient Cost Estimate form. Completes appropriate reimbursement and liability forms for patient's review and signature. Forwards appropriate information and forms to billing office. Responsible for obtaining, from Clinical Reviewer, insurance pre-authorization or referral approval codes prior to each treatment. Review patient account balance and notify front desk of patients to meet with Ensure that patient co-pay amount is correctly entered into system (or conveyed), allowing front desk to collect appropriately At each patient visit, verifies and updates demographics and insurance coverage in computer system according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Stays current on available financial aide. Develops professional relationships with financial aide providers. Networks with financial aide providers to obtain leads to other aide programs. Adheres to confidentiality, state, federal, and HIPPA laws and guidelines with regards to patient's records. Maintains updated manuals, logs, forms, and documentation. Performs additional duties as requested.

Keywords: US Oncology, Inc., Beaumont , Patient Benefits Representative - Float - Beaumont, TX, Other , Beaumont, Texas

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