Swedish Medical Group is looking for a Financial Counselor \(1\.0 FTE, Day Shift\) to work for Swedish Medical Group at the Central Buisness Services located in Seattle, WA\.
The Financial Counselor plays a vital role on the Central Business Services team, demonstrating the Swedish values of patient\-centered care and service; respect, caring and compassion; teamwork and partnership; continuous learning and improvement; and leadership\.
In this position you will:
Contact patients over the phone or in person regarding questions on billing or insurance
Perform tasks associated with charge entry
Research rejected claims due to registration or charge entry errors
Follow up on insurance claims less than 45 days old
Re\-submit claims to government agencies, medical service bureaus and insurance companies, ensuring that accounts are billed appropriately; audit charges for accurate procedure codes, billing data and patient information
Ensure accurate account information in all billing areas; correct and update information as necessary
Audit system\-generated reports for payments, problems or errors; review vouchers for rejections, underpayments and denials; take appropriate follow\-up actions including re\-billing when appropriate =
Review and authorize coding change requests to ensure compliant billing practices
Review miscellaneous cash receipts and direct to appropriate department of processing
Required qualifications for this position include:
High School diploma or GED equivalent
Minimum 3 years related work experience in a health care environment
Comprehensive knowledge of reimbursement and managed care principles, general healthcare administration and finance
Demonstrated fluency in CPT\-4 and ICD\-10 coding
Ability to prioritize work assignments and pay close attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Professional coding certification
About Swedish Medical Group
Swedish Medical Group \(SMG\) is a successful, performance\-driven division of Swedish Health Services, the largest non\-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area\. The SMG network includes more than 900 providers across more than 130 primary care and specialty care clinics\.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details
Our Non\-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well\-being of each person we serve\.
Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence\. Swedish has grown to become the largest non\-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers\. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work\. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment\. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer\. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law\.