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Patient Advocate II

Company: Sutter Health
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

CPMC-California Pacific Med Center Pacific
Position Overview:
Provides financial counseling to patients and their families. Asists with insurance verification and eligibility, assessment of patient financial requirements and insurance policies, and obtaining preauthorization for all services. Ensures that all patient issues regarding insurance claims and cost of care are handled properly. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent job performance, attentive monitoring and care, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. Collections of financial responsibility. Collaborates with ancillary departments.
Job Description :
Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.
HS Diploma or equivalent education/experience
1 year of recent relevant experience.
Knowledge of patient accounting functions, billing, and insurance or other third party coverage.
Knowledge of insurance and medical terminology.
Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.
Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies and procedures to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies and procedures to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
Identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
Ensure the privacy of each patient's Protected Health Information (PHI).
Build collaborate relationships with peers and other staff members to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
Job Shift:
Full Time
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Monday - Friday
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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Pay Range is $34.98 to $43.72 / hour
The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Sutter Health, San Francisco , Patient Advocate II, Other , San Francisco, California

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