Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Access Rep in TACOMA, Washington
Patient Access Rep
Franciscan Medical Group is looking for a full time Patient Access Rep with Franciscan Medical Specialty Clinic in Tacoma!
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!
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.
One year of customer service work experience is required.
Healthcare environment experience is preferred.
Job Administrative and Clerical
Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-FMG-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CLINIC
Daily Schedule 8:00am-5:00pm
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Every
Req ID: 2017-R0129344