Patient Financial Counselor - FT

We are seeking an experienced Patient Financial Counselor or Financial Counselor to join our team in Columbus!

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns.

With facilities in various regions of the U.S., we have been furthering this mission since our inception, applying our advanced approach to patient care.

Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.

The Patient Financial Counselor works collaboratively with the Chief Administrative Officer/Operations Manager at the facility to provide timely and proficient financial assistance to clients on insurance questions and Co-pays/Deductibles. Insurance Co-pays and Deductibles are collected and processed pursuant to the Admission Department directives on each individual admission.

Works effectively with the facility leadership team to ensure success of the facility by completing the following:


  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of collection policies and procedures specifically related to Co-pays and Insurance Deductibles in respect to in house Clients.

  • Follow the procedures out lined in Collection of Patient Responsibility.

  • Ability to collect Co-pays and or Deductibles within 24 hours of the Clients admission.

  • Have Client sign Notice of Standard Billing Practices/Acknowledgement Form within 72 hours of admission.

  • Should Co-pay and or Deductible not be collectable, the client will need to fill out Advance Repayment Agreement for the monies advanced.

  • Notify Admission Director should the collection not be obtainable.

  • Work with the Admission Director on the solution and collection of agreed upon funds at time of admission.

  • Responsible for validating patients benefits using online applications; i.e. Passport, Navinet, Availity, or other application as indicated.


  • Ability to update electronic via the Companys electronic medical record software which is updated daily on the Clients individual Co-pay/Deductible transactions.

  • Facilitate Credit Card transactions for Co-pay/Deductible through the Sage Virtual Terminal.

  • Submit the weekly deposit reconciliation to the local Facility designee or RCM.

  • Assist Management with process improvement initiatives.

  • Train New Hires when applicable.

  • Ability to successfully track and follow up on information requests from patients or Operations Director.

  • Strong customer service skills; answers patient and family calls regarding client funding; promptly returns or follow-up to all interactions; prompt response to all request for information, both internal and external.

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and regulations.

  • Assist with Month-End Close as needed.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.

  • Participates in professional societies.

  • Follows all state regulations for development regarding professional license.

  • Excellent computer skills and record keeping skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Ability to communicate accurately and concisely, written and oral

Other Job Tites:

Patient Counselor

Financial Patient Counselor

Financial Couselr

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Advanced Recovery Systems requires all employees who work in any facility or office to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (higher education preferred)

  • Two years of experience working directly with patients on financial issues.

  • HIM training/certification is highly desired.

  • Experience in an inpatient environment is very helpful.

  • Any combination of the above three requirements that will equip you to excel in the job

Position Competencies

  • Proficiency in providing effective financial assistance and collection efforts to clients in treatment or transition.

  • Proficiency in resolving issues and concerns within 24 hours to meet clients satisfaction and the organization goals.

  • Proficiency in the collection and completion of payment arrangements for unpaid balances not covered by third party insurance or those having no coverage.

  • Demonstrate the ability to be a team player and flexibility needed to fulfill the job responsibilities including adapting to changes in the work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

  • Proficiency in educating the clients of financial policies


We offer great benefits including 401(k), paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more.

Advanced Recovery Systems, a national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We invite you to learn more about us at our website!

The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.

ID: 2022-4628

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Street: 3694 Hamilton Square Blvd

Salary Range
$28,000.00 - $34,000.00
per Year
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Groveport, OH, 43195, US