Patient Access Specialist II-Patient Access Services
About the Job
At WellStar, we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
Patient Access Specialist II is the first point of contact and must ensure a pleasant experience for patients and visitors. Interviews patients and/or their representatives to obtain complete and accurate demographic, financial and insurance information, required for billing and collecting patient accounts. Conducts intensive screening of all Medicare, Medicaid and managed care patients for pre-certification requirements and provider service eligibility, prior to registration. Obtains all necessary customer consents/attestations.
Coordinates the collection of all estimated patient liabilities, including co-payments and unmet deductibles. Verifies insurance benefits and coverage for inpatients and outpatients. Responds to customer requests and answers questions regarding various service and account information. Analyzes and rectifies customer concerns using established procedures. Uses computer to access and/or update customer records.
Verifies and posts transactions. Follows established procedures for processing receipts, cash etc. Sorts and files various documents. Assists with general hospital information and directions to departments within and outside of the WHS facility. Establishes financial arrangements to reduce financial risk for WHS, helping to ensure that WellStar is reimbursed for its services. Is in good standing with all hospital policies including those related to attendance and staff development. Is a role model to all staff members, physicians, patients and visitors in guest relations. Demonstrates positive attitude about WellStar, staff and physicians. Actively participates in Quality Improvement processes in the employee respective department.
Required Minimum Education
- High School diploma or equivalent.
Required Minimum Experience
- At least 2 years of related experience, in a healthcare or institutional work setting.
- At least 2 years of Patient Access Service or Patient Financial Service work experience.
Required Minimum Skills
- Typing or data entry competency of at least 40 words/ minute. Cash handling and balancing. Demonstrated professionalism, effective communication skills and active listening skills
Required Minimum Licensure
- Certified Patient Account Representative (CPAR) or Certified Healthcare Access or must obtain within one year of hire date.
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country.
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