Patient Services Representative RehabWellstar Shared Services • Marietta, GA • Professional • 114938 • Days • PRN
How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.
Float Patient Services Representative
PRN (as needed)
West of Metro Atlanta Areas
Functions in a customer service role and responsible for day-to-day operations of the front office area. This includes pre-registration/registration of new patients, scheduling, and general clerical support. Cross trained in all functions and processes of front desk to ensure the smooth operation of the Department. Local travel may be required.
This job is typically the first point of contact and must ensure a pleasant compassionate and empathetic experience for patients and visitors. The Patient Representative interviews patients and/or their representatives to obtain complete and accurate demographic, financial and insurance information, required for billing and collecting patient accounts. Conducts intensive screening of all worker's compensation, Medicare, Medicaid and managed care patients for pre-certification requirements and provider service eligibility, prior to registration as applicable. Obtains all necessary customer consents/attestations.
Maintains a working knowledge of insurance benefits and coverage verification. Coordinates the collection of estimated patient liabilities, including co-payments when applicable. Responds to customer requests and answers questions regarding various service and account information. Analyzes and rectifies customer concerns using established procedures. Uses computer to access and/or update customer confidential patient records.
Must be competent in multiple clerical functions, including: answering multi-line phone system, registering returning and new patients accurately, prepare patient paperwork, verify commercial and government insurances, understand the breakdown of insurance benefits and when authorization may be required per payor requirements, able to review insurance benefits with patient, detail orientated to accurately update and maintain data entry into spreadsheets, maintain inventory of supplies and order when necessary, understand and work in EPIC and OP Rehab EMR System.
Reviews and accurately verifies and post payments through EPIC and OP Rehab EMR. Follows WellStar and PAS policy for processing receipts, cash, and end of day closing of cash drawer. Must be able to effectively sort, organize, and maintain various documents to support front office functions and procedures. Refers patients to financial counselor to establish financial arrangements to reduce financial risk for WellStar, helping to ensure that WellStar is reimbursed for its services.
Required Minimum Education
- High school diploma or equivalent
Required Minimum Experience
- Previous employment record reflects work stability, as indicated by an average work tenure for previous jobs of at least one (1) year.
- Minimum 2 years of related experience in healthcare work setting, with exposure to front office responsibilities, insurance verification and insurance authorizations Preferred
Required Minimum Skills
- Typing and data entry competency;
- Work with minimal direction after training;
- Basic computer skills;
- Insurance terminology and knowledge, pre-certification/authorization process, medical terminology and ICD 10 knowledge preferred;
- Familiarity with routine office equipment and Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated professionalism, effective communication skills and active listening.