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Patient Access Representative - Admitting

Job ID: 86133
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Patient Access Representative - Admitting for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position. The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $23.47 – $31.69. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

Assists in coordinating the activities between scheduling, insurance verification and pre-certification. Acts as a clinical liaison with physician practices interacting with pre-visit services.

Details of the position:

  • Pre-registers/registers patients with accurate patient demographic, financial data. May register patients using varying methods depending upon location, which may include mobile cart.
  • Collects patient balances, co-payment, co-insurance, or other payment types.
  • Verifies coverage and ensures all insurance requirements are met, as well as obtaining all prior authorization and/or referrals as appropriate prior to patient arrival.
  • Responds to customer’s inquiries.
  • Assists with departmental coverage as needed.
  • Manages daily appointment schedules which may include reminder calls and calling all referrals.
  • May transport patients utilizing escort or wheeled transport equipment.
  • Management of ED incoming phone calls, and may be required to provide switchboard coverage.
  • Monitor OB Prosec/McKinley alarm system.
  • May be required to assist with Cardiac Rehab departmental charge entry.
  • May work with healthcare team to obtain VA/Tricare or State of Alaska Medicaid Authorization for medical care and/or travel, including air or ground transportation and lodging/meals for patients and their escorts (if applicable), who are referred by PeaceHealth to medical facilities in and outside of the State of Alaska.
  • When necessary, effectively communicates with care team, VA/Tricare, or State of Alaska Medicaid travel on behalf of patient and referring provider. Maintains VA and/or State of Alaska log; accurately tracking authorization status and voucher usage for stocking adequate supply.

What you bring:

  • Minimum of 1 year Required: Medical office or related customer service experience and
  • Preferred: Experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Strong background in customer service may be considered in lieu of medical office or related experience.
  • Must be able to manage conflict effectively and professionally. (Required)
  • Excellent time management skills, with an emphasis on meeting time sensitive deadlines. (Required)
  • Good customer service skills and good interpersonal skills. (Required)

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please email [email protected].

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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