Also referred to as: Counselor - Healthcare Financial Assistance, Medical Financing Options Counselor, Patient Financial Advisor, Patient Financial Aid Counselor, Patient Payment Plan Coordinator
Requirements and Responsibilities

Financial Counselor - Healthcare develops and facilitates payment plans for patients to finance medical expenses by coordinating between insurer, third party payer and patient. Confirms level, terms of coverage, and benefit limits with health insurance providers. Being a Financial Counselor - Healthcare advises patients of any alternative sources of funding or assistance available from social service agencies. Prepares and files any documentation needed to complete payment arrangements. Additionally, Financial Counselor - Healthcare may arrange for referrals or second opinions. Has general knowledge of insurance terms and practices. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Financial Counselor - Healthcare gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Financial Counselor - Healthcare typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.

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