Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Access Rep in TACOMA, Washington

Patient Access Rep

Description

CHI Franciscan Health has an opportunity for a Patient Access Rep to join the team at Franciscan Prompt Care at St. Joseph . This is a position offering professional growth for eligible candidates.

Opportunities for campus activity support for health events UW Tacoma Campus!

Team based scheduling

Flexible work schedule

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of general administrative support duties associated with the patient intake process for the Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) outpatient clinics in accordance with established internal guidelines and procedures. Incumbents typically interact with patients directly at the front desk and/or on the phone to perform follow-up activities.

Work includes:

1) ensuring patient is checked in/out for care,

2) collecting and entering demographic and financial data in the patient’s electronic medical record;

3) gathering/validating insurance information using routine methods and obtaining authorization for services,

4) scheduling patient appointments, and

5) collecting co-pays, co-insurance and prior balances.

Work requires knowledge of insurance authorization/billing requirements and privacy/confidentiality practices, as well as knowledge of medical terminology and the patient intake process.

An incumbent follows proper channels of communication in handling daily and routine problems and recognizing issues that need referral to management. Strong customer service skills are necessary.

This job exists in multiple locations, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements is consistent between locations.

An incumbent is located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the phone or at the front desk, interacting with patients directly.

An incumbent performs much the same work as the Patient Access Representative, participating in the day-to-day operations of the work unit, with “lead” work comprising a large portion of the overall job.

A Lead is engaged primarily in 1) serving as the point-person for staff as relates to coding activities, and 2) for monitoring work for adherence to established policies/standards.

The work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures and equipment applicable to the work unit at appointment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience:

  • One year of customer service work experience is required.

  • Healthcare environment experience is preferred.

Job Administrative and Clerical

Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0123760