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Patient Account Representative - AZ - Comprehensive Care Clinic

Employer
Midwestern University
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024

Job Details



Summary

The Patient Account Representative is one of a team of Patient Account Representatives who are responsible for performing a variety of front office procedures. The position reports to the Manager of Patient Accounts for the Midwestern University Comprehensive Care Clinic.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Greet and direct patients and visitors.
  • Perform registration/check-in processes, including but not limited to performing data entry activities, providing patients with appropriate information and intake forms, and obtaining necessary signatures.
  • Calculate and collect patient liability according to verification of insurance benefits and expected reimbursement.
  • Explain and provide financial policies and available resources for alternative payment arrangements to patients and their families.
  • Enter payments in practice management system and perform daily payment reconciliation in timely and accurate manner including balanced of cash drawer.
  • Answering phones including scheduling appointments, taking messages, routing calls to departments, and answering general inquires.
  • Schedule appointments accurately and complete pre-registration processes including insurance verification, and identification of POS collection amounts.
  • Make appointments from calls and orders work queues.
  • Reschedule and cancel appointments and communicate as needed with patients/families and providers/clinics.
  • Coordinate multiple appointments.
  • Provide positive patient interactions when speaking with patients, care providers, and others while on phones and in clinic.
  • Provide instructions prior to appointment as directed by service department.
  • Provide directions/maps, and parking instructions.
  • Secure demographics, guardian and emergency contacts, guarantor, and insurance coverage information.
  • Verify insurance eligibility and benefits when necessary.
  • Update demographics when patient information changes.
  • Request and enter referral information when necessary.
  • Notify patients of co-payments, deductibles, co-insurance and collect outstanding balances during scheduling process when appropriate.
  • Follow state and federal regulations related to healthcare.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Qualifications
  • The position requires strict compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • This position requires a significant amount of interaction with the public and many internal customers and therefore, the individual must be able to develop positive rapport effectively.
Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a healthcare setting required. Experience working in a team environment with a high focus on customer service and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor, be detail oriented and promote a welcoming atmosphere is essential.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is needed. Experience using medical practice management softwares is required.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee must regularly use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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