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LEAD PATIENT ACCESS SPEC

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General/Support Services
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058473 Requisition #
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This position will be under the supervision of the Access Supervisor/Manager. This Lead Patient Access Specialist will maintain open communication with the Supervisor/Manager on issues, opportunities, and situations involving areas of Access Services.  This position must respond and relate to the Supervisor/Manager and team as well as internal and external customers of Patient Access Services. This position is responsible for cross-training staff members as well as cross-training for other positions in the event of unforeseen circumstances. In addition, this position will ensure quality customer satisfaction; assist with audits and goals for the department,

The Lead Patient Access Specialist is responsible for the financial counseling, collecting co-pays and deductibles and/or providing financial assistance education to patients and their families. They are responsible for stat registering, scheduling appointments, completion of registration by collecting and entering all pertinent financial and demographic information into the ADT system, verifying insurance benefit information, generation of the ABN, reviewing orders for compliancy, completion of MSP, obtaining financial and treatment consents, placing of ordered medical procedures, obtaining a pre-certification when applicable while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.

The Lead Patient Access Specialist must demonstrate Customer Focus (15) and expert Functional/Technical skills (24) while providing financial assessment and evaluation of each patient entering the hospital.  The Lead Patient Access Specialist must comprehend the hospital’s financial policies, possess the ability to apply it to the patient, and secure payment for the patient’s hospital liability.  Lead Patient Access Specialist are required to maintain excellent customer service standards at all times in order to effectively communicate with physicians, physician offices, patients, and co-workers.  Lead Patient Access Specialists are required to efficiently perform all duties while ensuring patient confidentiality and privacy rights.

 

 
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education: High school diploma or GED required. Associates Degree preferred.
Licensure: N/A
Certification: Medical Terminology certification preferred.
Experience: Requires at least two years experience in customer service and general clerical/office procedures. Applicable class work may be substituted for previous work experience.
Skills/Other:
  1. Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice.
  2. Must be adept at multi-tasking.
  3. Will be required to learn and work with multiple software/hardware products to be used during the course of an average work day.
  4. Must possess excellent verbal and listening communication skills.
  5. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful situations.
  6. Must be adept with machinery typically found in a business office environment.
  7. Possesses mathematical aptitude to make contractual calculations and estimate patient financial obligations to achieve financial clearance.
  8. Able to build productive relationships with all contacts.
  9. Must be able to complete Medicare Compliance training within 90 days of hire.
  10. Must be proficient in Windows-based computer technology, including keyboarding and typing at least 30 wpm.
  11. Prefer minimally two years experience in a hospital, medical office/clinic, or insurance company.
  12. Overall knowledge of third party collections, registration, billing and contracts is preferred.

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