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Patient Access Specialist

at Emerus

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 8649
Keywords: hospital, patient, health

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-TX-El Paso
    Posted Date6 months ago(4/16/2019 12:34 PM)
    Shift Type
  • About Us

    The Hospitals of Providence has partnered with Emerus, a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of emergency, inpatient, and diagnostic medical health care and the nation's first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. Recognizing the growing need for health care services in Horizon City and the surrounding communities for compassionate, efficiency and excellence while maintaining high stands for quality, safety and service, our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care. We have created a special place where patients can expect the highest level of care when every second counts.

    Position Overview

    The purpose of this position is to serve as a liaison between patient/family, payers, Patient Financial Services, and other health care team members. You'll be asked to facilitate patient tracking and billing by obtaining/verifying accurate and complete demographic information, financially securing, and collecting out-of-pocket responsibility from guarantors to maximize hospital reimbursement.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Maintain compliance with EMTALA, DNV, HIPAA and all other hospital and government regulations applicable to the Admissions settings
    • Provide excellent customer service at all times by effectively meeting customer needs, understanding who the customers are, and building quality relationships
    • Answer telephone in a professional and courteous manner, record messages and communicate to appropriate medical staff
    • Provide and obtain signatures on required forms and consents
    • Obtain, verify, and enter complete and accurate demographic information on all accounts to facilitate smooth processing through the revenue cycle
    • Verify insurance benefits for all plans associated with patient, confirming the correct payor and plan is entered into the patient accounting system
    • Obtain insurance authorizations as required by individual insurance plans, documenting authorization numbers in the appropriate fields for accurate billing
    • Maximize the efficiency and accuracy of the collection process by pursuing collections at the time of service in a customer service oriented fashion
    • Scan all registration and clinical documentation into the system and maintain all medical records
    • Obtain patient satisfaction surveys from all patients upon discharge
    • Coordinate the transfer of patients to other hospitals when necessary
    • Respond to medical record requests from patients, physicians and hospitals
    • Maintain cash drawer according to policies
    • Maintain log of all patients, payments received, transfers and hospital admissions
    • Maintain visitor log

    Other Job Functions

    • Maintain a clean working environment for the facility. This includes the front desk, restroom, waiting room, break area and patient rooms when assistance is needed by medical staff
    • Receive deliveries including mail from various carriers and forward to appropriate departments
    • Notify appropriate contact of any malfunctioning equipment or maintenance needs
    • Attend staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandated meetings as required
    • Assist medical staff as needed
    • Perform additional duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED, required
    • 1 year patient registration and insurance verification experience in a health care setting, strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of various insurance plans (HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare, Medicaid) and payors, strongly preferred
    • Basic understanding of medical terminology
    • Excellent customer service
    • Working knowledge of MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • Position requires fluency in English and Spanish; written and oral communication

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