The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Working under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Billing Coordinator (PBC) ensures that all authorizations/certifications for drug therapy are completed in accordance with payer criteria and policy, in a timely manner, and prior to therapy initiation. The PBC will work on behalf of the patient to optimize access to all available funding sources, including patient and copay assistance programs.
Determine benefit limits and secure insurance approvals for specialty and high cost medications
Work closely with care team to communicate any coverage issues
Evaluate patterns in denied claims taking corrective action and educating staff as needed
Liaison with Patient Financial Services
Serve as a resource to patients and staff regarding insurance and drug coverage questions
Provide patient assistance program information and education to providers, patients and medical center staff
High School diploma or equivalent
Completion of Pharmacy Technician Program
WA state Pharmacy Technician Certification
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Familiar with the generic names of drugs along with their basic indication
Able to perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
Ability to use a mouse, navigate computer programs, enter data into computer systems in accurately and efficiently
Completing and submitting prior authorization forms and patient assistance applications
Reprocessing denied or rejected third party claims
Review and correct discrepancies identified in daily, weekly and monthly billing reports
Ability to work in a fast paced and complex environment
Knowledge of CPT, ICD-10 and other medical terminology
Experience with Electronic Medical Records
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.