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LocationBSH Bronson South Haven
TitlePatient Representative *PRN* - Bronson South Haven
Patient Representatives are instrumental in ensuring the efficient and effective flow of patient access needs throughout the organization. Responsibilities may include greeting and registering patients, gathering and entering appropriate demographic and insurance/billing information, verification, scheduling appointments, providing patients with financial information and the collection and entry of payments. Current knowledge of billing and coding requirements and the ability to apply these based on industry standards is required. Ability to resolve patient financial issues and negotiate payment arrangements. Representatives must fully understand the ramifications and impact of incomplete or inaccurate information to patient care and the overall revenue cycle. Position works in a team environment and delivers exceptional customer service. Other duties as assigned. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the population served.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Associate's degree in related field, or 2 years related experience and/or training in a healthcare environment preferred. (would consider 2 years of experience in a business office setting) CHAA certification required within 18 months of hire through National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM), maintaining certification during employment Must meet criteria as defined within the Patient Access Career Path for Representative position • Previous customer service experience required • Experience with third party billing (including county, state and federal) strongly preferred • Medical Terminology, CPT and ICD-10 coding strongly preferred • Basic typing at 45 WPM, basic ten key, and computer skills within a Windows environment • Payment processing experience • Experience with multiple computer applications/operating systems, and office machines • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality requirements, insurance payer regulations and requirements, and patient rights • Knowledge of revenue cycle components and his/her role in the ability to impact the overall process • Knowledge of the impact of accurate registration has on patient satisfaction • Analytical skills to solve simple to semi complex problems • Organization, prioritization and time management skills • Concentrate and pay close attention to detail • Ability to multi-task • Be flexible to facilitate change • Ability to maintain composure in a position that has considerable deadlines, customer contact and high volumes Work which produces levels of mental/visual fatigue which are typical of jobs that perform a wide variety of duties with frequent and significant uncontrollable deadlines. Work may include the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT up to 40 percent of the time. The job produces some physical demands. Typical of jobs that include regular walking, standing, stooping, bending, sitting, and some lifting of light weight objects. • Greets and/or registers patients accurately and efficiently • Verifies insurance eligibility using on-line systems • Provides and/or completes required patient forms • Collects and enter payments, follows required balancing procedures • Analyzes, interprets and enters physician orders • Scans and indexes forms • Schedules and communicates appointment information accurately and efficiently for multiple facilities and ancillary departments • Verifies insurance for scheduled and urgent emergent patients following guidelines established per payer and obtains authorization based on payer specific criteria • Accurately completes assigned work queues • Assists with financial counseling needs • Maintains confidentiality in verbal, written and electronic communication • Follows established processes, protocols and workflows • Takes initiative to resolve problems and meet patient needs •