The Lead Specialist performs and supervises the activities and functions of all Specialists and serves as the central point of contact regarding Specialist activities for ESS services when a Specialist is assigned at a specific location within a region. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the Lead ESS Specialist screens referred self-pay patients for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid for Nursing Home Placement, Crime Victims, Vocational Rehabilitation, QMB, SSI and any/all other third party coverage including other available local, state and federal programs and the Hospital's Financial Assistance Program; and provides Point of Service collections for self-pay patients, patients who have balances after insurance or Medicare payments, and patients that do not qualify for any programs/coverage.
The Lead ESS Specialist must have the ability to perform and train all duties of the Onsite Representative position. The position requires this individual to be able to travel as needed to remote facilities located across the United States, involving driving, flying, renting car, and staying overnight in a hotel. The individual must be capable of managing travel expenses for 30 days at a time, while awaiting expense report reimbursement.
Community Health System