Patient Access Representative for Surgical Clinic - The Medical Center of Houston, TX
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 180001R4
We are looking for a Patient Access Representative to join our front desk team in the Texas Medical Center. You will be working with our Colorectal Clinic which handles surgical procedures, and is open weekdays and normal business hours. The position is responsible for ensuring medical necessity compliance, verifying eligibility, and posting payments. You should be familiar with medical front desk procedures and cash handling. Familiarity with managed care insurance issues is preferred. You may end up floating to other clinics managed by this group on occasion.
This role will be paid hourly and is a non-exempt position. You will be eligible for full benefits and overtime if required. There is a great medical plan in place and an outstanding retirement option administrated by the State of Texas.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Obtains demographic, insurance and financial information from patient or guarantor. Enters information in computer system with a high degree of accuracy.
May schedule patient appointments and enter required information in the computer system in an accurate and timely manner.
Explains all required forms to the patient or guarantor and obtains the necessary signatures.
Ensures medical necessity compliance by obtaining necessary data, reviewing Compliance System, communicating information to patient or guarantor and obtaining necessary signatures.
Protects the financial integrity of the facility by collecting patient liability, establishing payment arrangements, discussing payment options and screening for eligibility. Completes complex financial counseling including the review and submission of charity applications. Identifies alternative resources for financial reimbursement.
Verifies insurance eligibility and benefits and ensures all notifications and authorizations are completed within the required timeframes.
Posts payments in the computer system and generates the appropriate patient receipts.
Communicates in an effective and professional manner with Physicians, Care Management, ancillary departments, nursing units, physicians’ office staff, insurance companies, as well as patients and their families (all Patient Access customers). Completes thorough and accurate documentation.
Adheres to all university policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to multi-task.
Proficient typing/keyboarding skills.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Two years of experience in a hospital or medical business office setting.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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