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Patient Access Representative 2 - Hospital

Company: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title : Patient Access Representative 2 - Hospital Job Summary :

  • The Patient Access Representative 2 (PAR 2) facilitates a welcome and easy access to the facility and is responsible for establishing an encounter for any patient who meets the guidelines for hospital service. The PAR 2 ensures that all data entry is accurate, including demographic and financial information for each account. The PAR 2 has numerous procedural requirements, including data elements, insurance verification, and authorization for services; collections for all patient portions including prior balances; and balancing of cash at shift end. The PAR communicates directly with patients and families, physicians, nurses, insurance companies, and third party payers. The PAR2 has the ability to, and serves as, team lead, lean Process improvement participant, new hire preceptor/mentor and/or auditor for regulatory and billing compliance. Experience, Education, Training, Special Skills, and Licensure :
    • 2 years relevant experience (registration, patient scheduling, customer service, billing, or coding) in the healthcare industry, with demonstrated proficiency and consistency in meeting department goals.

      Related certification (Certified Coder, Certified Medical Assistant, or Certified Healthcare Access Associate) or Bachelor's Degree substitutes for 1 year of experience.
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Advanced clerical and computer skills, critical thinking skills, ability to work in high-stress situations, professional appearance and behavior, good communication skills, dependability, flexibility, teamwork Job Function :
    • Customer Service
    • Effectively meets customer needs, builds productive customer relationships, and takes responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
    • Represents the Patient Access department in a professional, courteous manner at ALL times.
    • Asks patients if they may have special needs.
    • Calls patients by name.
    • Greets patients in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Quality
    • Adheres to the Passport accuracy percentage rate of 97.5 or above on a consistent basis when registering accounts.
    • Supports the flexible needs of the department to accommodate patient volume in all areas of the hospital. This may require assignment to another area of the department, and shift change.
    • Supports the department in achieving established performance targets.
    • Completes training required as needed.
    • Demonstrates reliability and dependability by reporting to work when scheduled.
    • Financial Collections
    • Calculates and collects the estimated patient portion, based on benefits and contract reimbursement as well as prior balances.
    • Utilizes appropriate language and behavior to collect patient financial responsibility.
    • Collects co-payments, deductibles, deposits and/or amounts due on previous accounts.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to review notes on all pre-admitted accounts and discuss with customer in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to review and explain previous accounts.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to complete account acknowledgement forms when appropriate.
    • Collects cash, prints receipts, and balances cash drawers.
    • Insurance and Benefits Knowledge
    • Demonstrates knowledge of insurance plans.
    • Verifies eligibility and obtains necessary authorizations for services rendered.
    • Completes Medicare Secondary Payor Questionnaire.
    • Utilizes online eligibility.
    • Obtains authorization/verification of required insurance companies.
    • Utilizes appropriate software and worksheets to calculate patient financial responsibility.
    • Performs financial assessment for appropriate program assistance.
    • Utilizes appropriate guidelines to assist patient with financial responsibility.
    • Demonstrates accuracy in selected insurance plans (I-plans).
    • Registration
    • Obtains and accurately inputs all requires data elements for registration, including patient demographic, financial information, guarantor information, and relevant notes associated with the encounter.
    • Prioritizes and completes registration in a consistent, courteous, professional, accurate and timely manner.
    • Ensures each patient is assigned only one medical record number.
    • Selects appropriate patient type based on the department and services required.
    • Communicates the purpose of and obtains patient/legal guardian signatures on all necessary hospital documents such as: hospital consent forms, assignment of benefits, patient rights, etc.
    • Documents in account notes.
    • Ensures orders are received and are consistent with tests/procedures.
    • Gives patient documents that he/she needs to take with him/her to other departments.
    • Leadership
    • Serves in a team lead role (if assigned).
    • Participates in/assists with performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates an understanding and compliance of all department policies and procedures.
    • Mentors and trains other associates.
    • Acts as auditor for regulatory and billing compliance.
    • Other Duties as Assigned
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge , Patient Access Representative 2 - Hospital, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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