Pacific Central Coast Health Centers (PHC), a service of Dignity Health, is a non-profit clinic organization comprised of more than 30 community health centers located on the Central Coast in cities throughout Northern Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County. Our experienced doctors and family health centers provide a wide range of health care services that include family care as well as a number of specialty health care services. As a Dignity Health member, PHC is a part of Dignity Health Central Coast’s award-winning network of outstanding hospitals, imaging centers, laboratories, post-acute centers, and expert physicians.
In keeping with the PHC philosophy, the Financial Services Associate II serves as the liaison for patients and provides education to patients regarding insurance coverage and guidelines. The Financial Services Associate II will evaluate insurance options and clinical services to meet the needs of the patients. The Financial Services Associate II is responsible for the tracking of insurance requirements, ensuring accurate documentation of completed requirements in the patient record, pre-authorizations, complete the check out process with patients including cash collections, deposits and cash reconciliation. The role will promote quality, cost-effective outcomes, managing financial and clinical care needs through the continuum of care utilizing effective verbal and written communication skills. The Financial Services Associate II is responsible for facilitating a positive patient experience through coordination and advocacy in terms of obtaining financial clearance, required pre-certifications, authorizations and/or referrals, identifying eligibility for payment assistance programs and other interactions with the patient. The Financial Services Associate II will be responsible for pre-authorizations. PHC is committed to excellent patient care and service. We strive to develop cohesive teams where all levels of employees can work together. That being said, we have developed the job descriptions to define the primary tasks and responsibilities. However, it does not preclude all staff to support the functions of the entire clinic. Some PSA and FSAs may be asked to do work that is outside their daily assignments, especially when working in smaller locations or when trying to address staff vacancies. This team approach will support our goal of keeping the Patient as our focus.
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