Gail Johnson

Patient Financial Advocate

About Gail

Driven by Providing Financial Support

First comes the shock of a cancer diagnosis. The second shock for many patients is discovering the cost of treatment. At Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, I have the pleasure of working as a patient financial advocate. I assist patients with cancer and chronic illnesses who are uninsured or underinsured in receiving help to pay for out-of-pocket expenses for radiation, Gamma Knife, infusion therapy and oral medications. I assess each patient’s’ needs and try to find funding, leaving no stone unturned. In seeking assistance from pharmaceutical companies, Federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, I am ensuring that patients have the medications they need when they arrive for treatment.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Provide Direct Care Before, During and After Treatment
  • Prepare Patients and Units for Treatment
  • Follow-Up with Patients

Credentials

Positions:

Valley Hospital (1991- Present)

  • Billing Coordinator
  • Information Systems Tech
  • Patient Financial Advocate

Education and Training:

Undergraduate:

  • Pillar College, Bachelors of Art in Counseling and Theology Magna Cum Laude (May 2013)

Graduate Degree:

  • College Saint Elizabeth, Pursing a Masters Degree in Health Administration (Currently enrolled)