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Patient Registration Rep

Company: St Mary Medical Center
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities:
The Access Care Representative is responsible for facilitating a positive patient experience through friendly coordination and advocacy in terms of reception, registration and other interactions during the patient's stay in the facility. Duties include assisting in proper identification of the patient, collection of patient demographics information, financial counseling, coordination with the hospital's bed assignment process as well as anticipating and responding to the non-clinical needs of patients and their families. This position may have access to third party credit card information and transactional systems (cash registers, point of sale devices, applications supporting credit card transactions, and reports or other documents containing credit card information) from single transactions or a single card at a time. -Position Summary: -Employing excellent customer service skills, the Patient Registration Representative is responsible for ensuring a positive patient experience throughout the registration process. -In order to ensure appropriate reimbursement for services rendered, primary duties include:Appropriate patient identificationCollecting accurate and thorough patient demographic dataObtaining insurance information and verifying eligibility and benefitsDetermining and collecting patient financial liabilityReferring patients to the Patient Registration Specialist as needed for assistance with financial counseling and/or clearance -The Patient Registration Representative adheres to the organization's policies and procedures for resolution of patient financial liability. -Additionally, the Patient Registration Representative is an information source for patients and families by explaining hospital policies, patient financial responsibilities and Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Qualifications:
Qualifications:Minimum 1 year of experience working in a hospital Patient Registration department, physician office setting, healthcare insurance company, revenue cycle vendor, and/or other revenue cycle related roles. 2 years preferred. Applicable education and/or training can be used to balance a lack of experience High School diploma, GED or equivalent.Thorough understanding of insurance policies and procedures.Working knowledge of medical terminology.Able to perform basic mathematics for payment calculation.Experience in requesting and processing financial payments.Intermediate to advanced computer skills.Knowledge of charity care programs as well as the various government and non-government programs preferred.Specifications: -Education: High School graduate or equivalentSpecial Skills: Typing 30 WPM, computer skills

Keywords: St Mary Medical Center, Long Beach , Patient Registration Rep, Other , Long Beach, California

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