Patient Registration Representative Non-Clinical Support Hours: 7a-330p or 3p-1130p Variable Hours - PRN (As needed) Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: 72H -
Job Summary Responsible for the registration of all patients# accessing services with emphasis on patient access/satisfaction, insurance/demographic verification and accuracy, and point of service collection, while maintaining confidentiality, professionalism, and ethics continuously. # Job Responsibilities May visit patient rooms to gather needed insurance and financial information. Confirms eligibility and verifies insurance benefits. Ensures all necessary demographic and billing information is obtained for patients and entered in the computer system timely and accurately. Responsible for obtaining and documenting required pre-certification for outpatient testing obtained by the physician#s office. May schedule appointment times using computerized scheduling programs.. Explains financial responsibilities for services received, payment options, and collection procedures to patients and/or parties responsible for payment. Counsels patients regarding insurance benefits and recommends alternative sources of payment and/or financial assistance when appropriate. Accepts payments and co-pays. May move patients to and from the department by escorting, using stretchers, and wheelchairs. Communicates effectively with insurance companies, external agencies, patients, physicians and team members. Verifies insurance coverage presented by the patients. Communicates with referring facilities regarding patient transfers and in conjunction with nursing, coordinates hospital wide bed control functions to provide the optimum placement of patients. May perform bed control duties including reviewing unit census in coordination with Environmental Services Supervisor and House Supervisor to determine patient placement (includes #Do Not Announce# patients), monitoring assigned bed tab to place rooms within designated time frame, and maintaining bed control log with assignment and placement issues. Takes reservations from physicians and their office staff and maintains a log of scheduled and unscheduled patients requiring bed placement. Answers internal and external calls; takes requests for patient information, dispersing the information with accountability to all regulatory entities and according to the facility#s policies and procedures, scheduling outpatient appointments and testing accordingly. May serve as a lead registrar on shift or super user of a particular admitting area. May serve as a mentor for new team members. May assist with special projects and serve as a lead for committees within the department focused on process improvement and accountability. May provide problem solving and troubleshoot on system errors and reports issues and/or routes to System Administrators. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire A minimum of 2 years relevant experience preferred No licensure/certification/registration required Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills. Requires in-depth skills and knowledge of the specialized concepts, practices, and procedures in the area of specialization. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of the specialization as well as business needs to recommend appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.