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Patient Registration Clerk

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Assists in providing access to services provided at the hospital and/or other service area. Processes registration information for the patient visit, obtaining patient demographic and third party information with a high degree of accuracy, and performs financial collections. Performs the timely completion, preparation, and deployment of legal, ethical and compliance related documents that must be presented and thoroughly explained to the patient at the time of registration. Maintains knowledge of JCAHO, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, HIPAA, HMOs, Commercial Payers, and departmental / system policies and procedures. Work may be performed in a patient care area. Serves as a liaison between ancillary departments and other Patient Access Services areas.

Qualifications
Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:
  • One (1) years of business office experience, preferably in the areas of Patient Access, billing, collections, insurance principles/practices, or accounts receivable. Completion of 12 (twelve) hours of coursework in a business or healthcare related field of study may be considered in lieu of business office experience. Previous experience in Patient Access is highly desirable.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of all tasks performed in the various Patient Access Service areas is necessary to provide optimum internal and external customer satisfaction and provide the opportunity for accurate reimbursement.
  • Demonstrates superior patient relations and interpersonal skills; demonstrates an appropriate level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with staff, patients and general public, using tact, sensitivity and sound judgment; promotes a positive work environment and contributes to the overall team efforts of the department and organization.
  • Working knowledge of computers is required, with the ability to enter and retrieve data, and electronically notate registration software, and other required applications/systems.
  • Must demonstrate detail orientation, critical thinking, and problem solving ability.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills, with ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, and consistently exercise sound judgment and initiative in very stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to educate, persuade, and negotiate effectively with patients and families.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedural (CPT) and diagnosis (ICD-9 CM) coding, and hospital billing claims preferred, but not required.

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , Patient Registration Clerk, Other , Jacksonville, Illinois

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