AdventHealthConsumer Access Specialist PRN Remote
Altamonte Springs, FL

AdventHealth Corporate

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One

· Career Development

· Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

· Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Shift : PRN

Job Location : Remote

The role you’ll contribute:

Ensures patients are appropriately registered for all service lines. Performs eligibility verification, obtains pre-cert and/or authorizations, makes financial arrangements, requests and receives payments for services, performs cashiering functions, clears registration errors and edits pre-bill, and other duties as required. Maintains a close working relationship with clinical partners to ensure continual open communication between clinical, ancillary and patient access departments. Actively participates in extending exemplary service to both internal and external customers and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Provides PBX (switchboard) coverage and support as needed.

The value that you bring to the team:

General Duties:

· Proactively seeks assistance to improve any responsibilities assigned to their role

· Accountable for maintaining a working relationship with clinical partners to ensure open communications between clinical, ancillary, and patient access departments, which enhances the patient experience

· Provides timely and continual coverage of assigned work area in order to offer prompt patient service and availability for all clinical partner registration needs. Arranges relief coverage during extended time away from assigned registration area

· Meets and exceeds productivity standards determined by department leadership

· Meets attendance and punctuality requirements. Maintains schedule flexibility to meet department needs. Exhibits effective time management skills by monitoring time and attendance to limit use of unauthorized overtime

· If applicable to facility, provides coverage for PBX (Switchboard) as needed, which includes: full shifts, breaks, and any scheduled/ unscheduled coverage requirements

· If applicable to facility, maintains knowledge of PBX (Switchboard), which includes: answering phones, transferring calls or providing alternative direction to the caller, paging overhead codes, and communicating effectively with clinical areas to ensure code coverage. If applicable to facility, knowledge of alarm systems and protocols and expedites code phone response. Maintains knowledge of security protocol

· Actively attends department meetings and promotes positive dialogue within the team

Insurance Verification/Authorization:

· Contacts insurance companies by phone, fax, online portal, and other resources to obtain and verify insurance eligibility and benefits and determine extent of coverage within established timeframe before scheduled appointments and during or after care for unscheduled patients

· Verifies medical necessity in accordance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) standards and communicates relevant coverage/eligibility information to the patient. Alerts physician offices to issues with verifying insurance

· Obtains pre-authorizations from third-party payers in accordance with payer requirements and within established timeframe before scheduled appointments and during or after care for unscheduled patients. Accurately enters required authorization information in AdventHealth systems to include length of authorization, total number of visits, and/or units of medication

· Obtains PCP referrals when applicable

· Alerts physician offices to issues with obtaining pre-authorizations. Conducts diligent follow-up on missing or incomplete pre-authorizations with third-party payers to minimize authorization related denials through phone calls, emails, faxes, and payer websites, updating documentation as needed

· Submits notice of admissions when requested by facility

· Corrects demographic, insurance, or authorization related errors and pre-bill edits

· Meets or exceeds accuracy standards and ensures integrity of patient accounts by working error reports as requested by leadership and entering appropriate and accurate data

Patient Data Collection:

· Minimizes duplication of medical records by using problem-solving skills to verify patient identity through demographic details

· Registers patients for all services (i.e. emergency room, outpatient, inpatient, observation, same day surgery, outpatient in a bed, etc.) and achieves the department specific goal for accuracy

· Responsible for registering patients by obtaining critical demographic elements from patients (e.g., name, date of birth, etc.)

· Confirms whether patients are insured and, if so, gathers details (e.g., insurer name, plan subscriber)

· Performs Medicare compliance review on all applicable Medicare accounts in order to determine coverage. Identifies patients who may need Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notices of Noncoverage (ABNs). Issues ABN forms as needed

· Performs eligibility check on all Medicare inpatients to determine HMO status and available days.

· Completes Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire for Medicare beneficiaries

· Properly identifies patients, ensures armband accuracy, inputs demographics information, and secures the required forms to ensure compliance with regulatory policies

· Ensures patient accounts are assigned the appropriate payor plans

Payment Management:

· Creates accurate estimates to maximize up-front cash collections and adds collections documentation where required

· Calculates patients’ co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. Provides patients with personalized estimates of their financial responsibility based on their insurance coverage or eligibility for government programs prior to service for both inpatient and outpatient services

· Advises patients of expected costs and collects payments or makes appropriate payment agreements in adherence to the AdventHealth TOS Collection Policy

· Attempts to collect patient cost-sharing amounts (e.g., co-pays, deductibles) and outstanding balances before service. Establishes payment plan arrangements for patients per established AdventHealth policy; clearly communicates due dates and amount of each installment. Collects payment plan installments, out-of-pocket costs, outstanding previous balances, and any other applicable amount from patients per policy. Informs patients of any convenient payment options (e.g., portal, mobile apps) and follows deferral procedure as required

· Connects patients with financial counseling or Medicaid eligibility vendor as appropriate

· Contacts patient to advise them of possible financial responsibility and connects them with a financial counselor if necessary

· Performs cashiering functions such as collections and cash reconciliation with accuracy in support of the pre-established legal and financial guidelines of AdventHealth when required

· Discusses financial arrangements for newborn(s), informs patient of the timeframe for enrolling a newborn in coverage, provides any documentation or guidance for the patient to enroll their child prior to or after the anticipated delivery date, and communicates appropriate information to registration staff as needed

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

· High School Grad or Equiv and 1 years experience

Preferred Qualifications :

· One year of relevant healthcare experience

· Prior collections experience

· One year of customer service experience

· One year of direct Patient Access experience

· Associate's degree

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Corporate

  • Job Schedule: Per Diem

    Pay Range: $15.66 - $23.49

  • Location: Altamonte Springs, FL

  • Job ID: 24020757

  • Job Family: Patient Financial Services

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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