Consumer Access Specialist PRN Variable Shift at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Date Posted:
    2/17/2021
  • Job ID:
    21004153
  • Job Family
    Accounting/Finance
  • Travel
    Yes, 50 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

Consumer Access Specialist PRN AdventHealth North Pinellas 

Location Address: 1395 S Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth North Pinellas

  • Great Culture
  • Top Quality outcomes
  • Nurse Excellence Committee (NEC)/Governance
  • Leadership is accessible
  • Located on the Gulf of Mexico

Work Hours/Shift:

Per Diem Variable Shift 

You Will Be Responsible For:

General Duties:

  • 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
  • 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

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

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)

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
Qualifications

What You Will Need:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • One year of relevant healthcare experience
  • One year of customer service experience
  • Prior collections experience
  • High School diploma or GED

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Mature judgement in dealing with patients, physicians, and insurance representatives
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs and familiarity with database programs
  • Ability to operate general office machines such as computer, fax machine, printer, and scanner
  • Ability to effectively learn and perform multiple tasks, and organize work in a systematic and efficient fashion
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and written
  • Ability to adapt in ever changing healthcare environment
  • Ability to follow complex instructions and procedures, with a close attention to detail
  • Adheres to government guidelines such as CMS, EMTALA, and HIPPAA and AdventHealth corporate policies

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

    • Understanding of HIPAA privacy rules and ability to use discretion when discussing patient related information that is confidential in nature as needed to perform duties
    • Knowledge of computer programs and electronic health record programs
    • Basic knowledge of medical terminology
    • Exposure to insurance benefits; ability to decipher insurance benefit information 
    • Bilingual – English/Spanish

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

    • One year of direct Patient Access experience
    • Associate’s degree

Job Summary:

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.  


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

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