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Swedish Health Services Patient Financial Specialist - Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Services in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Patient Financial Specialist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, Washington.

The Patient Financial Specialist is responsible for insurance and eligibility verifications and assessment of financial requirements of recommended treatments. The Patient Financial Specialist counsels the patient on insurance benefits, co-payments, and out of pocket expenses. The Patient Financial Specialist is responsible for obtaining any required preauthorization for procedures, treatments, and admissions. This position is in constant contact with patients, physicians, nursing staff, pharmacy, and third party payers.

In this position you will:

  • Verify insurance benefits and private pay accounts for outpatient visits, treatments, and procedures

  • Obtain necessary pre-authorization for outpatient visits, treatments, referrals, and procedures

  • Obtain necessary pre-certifications for inpatient hospital stay, surgeries, or procedures

  • Provide face-to-face patient counseling related to covered benefits, out of pocket expenses, and co-pays and deductibles

  • Negotiate cash paying arrangements for proposed procedure(s) or treatments, on behalf of SMC, based on the standard billing guidelines set by financial services. Reviews with patients price quote, payment options, and policies


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting, business administration, or related field. Or equivalent educ/experience

  • Two (2) years prior background in a healthcare setting of billing, financial counseling, or financial advocacy with proficiency in medical terminology

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, business administration, or related field

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 269826