This position is responsible for billing, follow-up, and resolving issues that delay or prevent payment of the patients account within Intermountains policies and procedures.
As a Patient Access Associate I / Registration Specialist, you need to know how to:
Register patients. Confirm, enter, and/or update all required demographic data on patient and guarantor on registration system. Avoid overlays and duplicate patient medical records. Follow procedures when identifying a patient and applying the patient identification bracelet. Register patients during downtime following downtime procedures and enter data into registration system immediately upon system availability.
Obtain and explain copies of insurance card(s), forms of ID, and signature(s) on all required forms. Verify information on appropriate accounts to determine insurance coordination of benefits, pre-certification/prior-authorization if not verified by PASC. Complete the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) questionnaire when applicable.
Verify insurance to determine coordination of benefits and obtain authorization and/or referrals as required.
Screen for and process non-covered services and waiver of liability (ABN) through automated screening at time of service.
Inform self-pay patients of liability due, prepayment requirements and coordinate screening of alternate funding sources if applicable. Prepare estimate of procedures, calculate advance payment requirements on previous or bad debt and current balances. Refer potentially eligible patients to financial counseling and/or contract eligibility vendor(s). Coordinate with clinical areas and other ancillary departments to obtain accurate orders in order to establish patient financial expectations.
Collect patient payments and provide accurate receipt. Post all payments in system. Reconcile receipts with cash collected and completes required balancing forms.
Document patient account notes for all interactions/transactions.
Maintain departmental and/or individual work queues and reports as required.
Explain/answer patient billing inquiries and interpret statement data to resolve accounts.
Escalate account issues which cannot be resolved. Update the emergency department room tracking system.
– High School Diploma or equivalent, required- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, required- At least one (1) year of experience in the hospitality or service industry, preferred
Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.- and -Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.- and -See and read computer monitors and documents.- and -Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.- and -May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.
Lutheran Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$16.00 – $27.42
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