Oct 23, 2018

Patient Access Representative - Sacramento (Per Diem)

  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA

Job Description

**Description** **POSITION SUMMARY:** The **Patient Access Representative** Greets, identifies and registers the patient at the point of service, activates or initiates the medical record and account. Obtains consent signature(s). Collects and receives patient’s payments and valuables, verifies insurance benefits and eligibility, completes payer notification, and may secure authorization for payment on assigned accounts. This position is required to work holidays, weekends, various shifts, and provide coverage to other positions or areas as needed to meet department and patient needs. Provides coverage for other functional jobs in order to cover shifts. May mentor other staff. **Principal Accountabilities** Collects appropriate co-pays, deposits and issues receipts. Completes Registrations in accurate and timely manner with 97% accuracy. Ensure all authorizations and signatures are obtained. Completes third party payer forms. Contacts employers for worker's compensation cases to obtain and document carrier information. Documents information in computer systems. Makes copies as needed. Notified department or nursing station of patient's arrival. May transport patient to a department. Provides excellent customer service to patient, family and visitors. Provides functional guidance and direction to new employees. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:** **Education, including Licensure, Certification, Registration** High School Diploma or equivalent. Certification from a technical school preferred. Completion of Medical terminology course preferred. CHAA certification preferred. **Experience** Two years experience in a healthcare setting or insurance related field preferred. Customer service experience preferred. **Knowledge** Knowledge of insurance authorization required to include Managed Care, Medicare, and Medi-Cal and other commercial payers requirements. Medical terminology required and expertise must be demonstrated. Knowledge of Patient Registration Process required. Knowledge of EMTALA and Consent Laws required. Use of Microsoft Outlook e-mail required. Knowledge of Community Resources required. Effective verbal and written English skills. Knowledge to utilize all IT applications within the Patient Access department, including, but not limited to MS4, Document Imaging, Navicare, Internet Insurance Verification, AETS, Kronos, eLearning, Public Folders, etc. Ability to understand variances in payer requirements based on type of service and/or procedure, for inpatients and outpatients preferred. Ability to effectively communicate payer requirements to patients and/or patients’ family members. Ability to maintain quality standards and proficient performance standards during high activity and/or stressful situations required. Demonstrated ability to organize/prioritize and handle multiple demands and interruptions while maintaining a high energy, flexible, and optimistic attitude. Use of industry utilized insurance verification systems (HDX, IDX, and POS, etc.) an asset. Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of computer applications and access specific Internet Web sites for information and become competent in any other new technology that is introduced and becomes departmental standard. Able to work independently. Ability to maintain quality standards and proficient performance standards during high activity and /or stressful situations must be demonstrated. **Skills** The Patient Access Registrar Proficient Level answers multiple requests for information/direction or refers these requests to appropriate source. The Patient Access Registrar Proficient has the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions also has the ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Able to verify insurance benefits, and initiate authorizations. Can provide in depth understanding and guidance to coworkers and contribute to improve department service levels as identified. This position contributes actively to department improvement activities. This position may serve actively in the mentor role for new employees and must participate in the peer review process. Employees in this position may represent the department in meetings both internal and external, may be requested to act in interim positions and may conduct special in-services for peers as arranged. **Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento **Organization:** Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento **Employee Status:** Regular **Employee Referral Bonus:** No **Benefits:** No **Position Status:** Non-Exempt **Union:** No **Job Shift:** Day/Evening **Shift Hours:** 8 Hour Shift **Days of the Week Scheduled:** Varied Days **Weekend Requirements:** Every Other Weekend **Schedule:** Per Diem **Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** Per Diem All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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