The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients - from local residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital.
The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.
Financial Counselor Coordinator
Responsible for the in-depth and detailed evaluation of patient financial history for both uninsured and underinsured inpatients and outpatients, for the purposes of determining eligibility for State and Federally funded financial assistance programs. Also, responsible for obtaining benefits and authorization verification of third-party coverage for all applicable scheduled and unscheduled accounts and documenting this information in a computer system. Responsible for ensuring insurance authorization for patient services has been obtained/verified, establishes a working relationship with all departments of GWUH and contractors, conducts timely follow-up/monitoring of accounts to ensure time frames are maintained according to statue. Provide support to an organizational culture that lends the highest degree of service excellence standards to all customer groups.
Works closely with case management and communicate when clinical information regarding authorization is needed.