Mercy Medical Center Clinton Patient Access Representative in Mason City, Iowa

Department:

MC101_70111 Patient Access

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Evening Shift

Position Purpose:

Monday-Friday 3pm-11:30pm

The Patient Access Representative greets patients/family members and obtains and/or verifies demographic, clinical, financial and insurance information in the process of registering patients for service delivery, including the entry of patient/guarantor information in the patient accounting system, collection of patient signatures on all appropriate forms and the imaging/copying of registration documents. Obtains and processes signed physician orders, conducts online insurance eligibility/benefit verification on designated cases, notifies patient/guarantor of charge estimates and collects patient liabilities, and refers appropriate cases to financial counseling for follow-up and consultation. May provide escort and directional support to patients, family members and visitors. Incumbent will be expected to enhance the patient experience throughout all patient interactions, the majority of which will be face-to-face.

Job Description Details:

PAY RANGE: $12.90 - $18.07

JOB SUMMARY

The Patient Access Representative greets patients/family members and obtains and/or verifies demographic, clinical, financial and insurance information in the process of registering patients for service delivery, including the entry of patient/guarantor information in the patient accounting system, collection of patient signatures on all appropriate forms and the imaging/copying of registration documents. Obtains and processes signed physician orders, conducts online insurance eligibility/benefit verification on designated cases, notifies patient/guarantor of charge estimates and collects patient liabilities, and refers appropriate cases to financial counseling for follow-up and consultation. May provide escort and directional support to patients, family members and visitors. Incumbent will be expected to enhance the patient experience throughout all patient interactions, the majority of which will be face-to-face.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education [formal]:

High school diploma required.

Six months to one year post high school education required. Associate's Degree preferred.

Experience: Past work experience of at least 1 year within a healthcare provider and/or payer environment performing patient access and/or customer services activities are required.

Special Skills and Competencies: Computer/PC experience/skills are required . Typing (40 words per minute) or data entry (50-60 keystrokes per minute) required. Knowledge of medical terminology desired. Excellent communication skills verbal & written, interpersonal skills are necessary in dealing with internal and external customers, including the ability to interpret customer requirements, recommend and take action to satisfy the customer's needs. Accuracy, attentiveness to detail and time management skill required.

All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of references, background checks, pre-employment physical, drug screen and post offer exam.

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Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.