Congratulations, Sasha Rees!
Our Newest Employee of the Month
A big round of applause for our latest employee of the month, Sasha Rees!
As an out-of-network specialist, Sasha is an integral member of our team. Her work directly impacts the lives of countless patients who rely on her expertise to process their insurance plan benefits.
Her position involves many responsibilities, which require extraordinary organizational and communication skills.
Among the many duties of an out-of-network specialist, we can list the following:
- Obtain authorization for all out-of-network treatments
- Review patient documentation, including orders, and drug changes
- Investigate insurance benefits for each patient
- Complete all necessary forms for each patient
- Communicate with insurance providers to obtain payment for services rendered
- Appeal any denied claim
As you can see from the diverse responsibilities of the position, our out-of-network specialists are individuals with a unique set of skills. Aside from being well-versed in insurance coverage and benefits, our specialists must have excellent communication skills. They must engage patients, answer all their questions, and communicate with our physician partners and insurance providers to ensure prompt and accurate reimbursements.
We are proud of the work every one of our out-of-network specialists does, but we could only pick one individual, and the honor goes to Sasha Rees.
Getting to Know Sasha Rees
Q/ Where you are from (born) or grew up
A/ I am originally from Evanston, Wyoming
Q/ What did you first want to be when you grew up?
A/ A Marine Biologist
Q/ What’s your hometown now?
A/ Houston, Texas
Q/ What advice would you give to your younger self?
A/ Focus on your future
Q/ What do you do when you are not working? Your hobbies and interests
A/ Hiking, camping, anything outdoors with my family
Q/ A good quote to describe you personally or one that you relate to
A/ “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Q/ Can you tell us a little about your studies and any specialties?
A/ I hold a Bachelors in Healthcare Management
Q/ Why did you decide to go into your career?
A/ Because healthcare has always been something I was interested in. But I do not do good with blood, so I went to the administration side instead.
Q/ Who has been your biggest influence or your mentor?
A/ My father has always been my biggest mentor
Q/ What is your most significant achievement to date – personal or professional?
A/ I would have to say getting my associates degree and bachelors in less than four years
Q/ What is success to you?
A/ Personal and professional goals being met and exceeded
Q/ What three words would you use to describe your role?
A/ OON Collections
Q/ How did you first hear about Altus Infusion?
A/ I learned of Altus Bi0logics online
Q/ When did you start at Altus Infusion?
A/ Three years ago
Q/ What is a typical workday like?
A/ I start the day with Assistance, then I move onto Collections, and then work OON disclosure forms
Q/ How would you describe the company culture here?
A/ It Feels Like family!
Q/ What do you love most about working with Altus Infusion?
A/ I love my team and learning new things every day
Q/ Name one favorite memory from working at Altus Infusion.
A/ Halloween week, I love all of the activities we do for that holiday
Congratulations again to Sasha Rees for a job well done. We look forward to announcing next month’s Employee of the Month, who knows, it could be you!