• Patient Access Representative III

    Job ID
    2018-22950
    Employment Type
    full-time
    Hours Per Week
    40
    Onsite Work Schedule Details
    M-F 8 - 5
    Address
    1916 West Park Dr
    City
    North Wilkesboro
    State
    NC
  • Overview

    The Patient Access Representative facilitates all components of patient registration. This includes obtaining all necessary demographic and financial information to ensure that the most accurate patient data is obtained and populated into the patient record. This role is also responsible for greeting patients and representing nThrive in a professional manner.

    Responsibilities

    • Interviews patients in person or by phone to obtain all required information for hospital records and billing systems. Registers or Pre-registers all scheduled patients for admission, partial hospitalization, and outpatient services according to department policies and procedures.
    • Obtains patient and/or responsible party signatures on registration and issues required information to patients/ responsible party concerning Advanced Directives, Privacy, Medicare and required other compliance or consent forms.
    • Verifies insurance coverage and obtains authorization for all services requiring pre-certification.
    • May prepare charts and paperwork for patient visits. Places identification wristband on patient and follows hospital patient safety procedures for patient identification at all times.
    • Performs clerical functions as needed, including answering phones, taking messages, chart processing, filing, faxing, etc. Assists patients with questions regarding hospitals bills including taking payments at any registration location.
    • Screens patient for Medicaid, Affordable care Act or hospital sponsored financial program and provides appropriate documentation and referral. May provide bedside financial counseling and collection support by telephone for patient balances after discharge.
    • Assists team with escalated issues, trains other team members as needed and is a subject matter expert.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED.
    • At least three years of experience working within the registration process in a hospital or physician office setting, including demonstrated success obtaining patient demographic and financial information, handling insurance verification and obtaining authorizations.
    • Expert knowledge of patient access services and the overall effect on the revenue cycle.
    • Proficient with commercial and government insurance plans, payer networks, government resources, and medical terminology.
    • Demonstrated experience communicating effectively with a customer, simplifying complex information and handling escalated customer issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
    • Experience working in a role that requires prioritization of multiple critical priorities while ensuring quality and achievement of performance metrics.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed performance metrics.

    About nThrive

    Be Inspired. Ignite Change. Transform Health Care. 

    From Patient-to-PaymentSM, nThrive provides all the technology, advisory expertise, services, analytics and education programs health care organizations need to thrive in the communities they serve. Our colleagues share a united passion to help health care organizations strengthen their financial position, which translates to accessible, quality care for all. This passion fuels our drive to innovate and participate in community outreach through the nThrive CARES program. Our colleagues are encouraged to think differently and empowered to make a lasting impact that ensures our health care providers, and our world, are healthy and productive.

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