Registration Specialist I - Gettysburg - (full-time) - Days/Evenings

Gettysburg, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 52742

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General Summary:

 

 

Works under direct supervision. Represents the System in a professional manner, using good customer service practices in the performance of the following duties: Is primarily responsible for admitting inpatients and/or registering outpatients. Performs a variety of functions including, but not limited to, interviewing, preparing admitting and other related forms, assigning rooms for inpatients (as appropriate), and preparing information and charges for billing purposes. Also performs a variety of functions related to cashiering and insurance verification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Conducts patient interview, in person or by telephone, to collect accurate financial, biographic and demographic information for admission or registration.
2 Explains financial requirements to the patient or responsible party and collects deposits or deductibles as required. Explains insurance coverages and requirements for precertification/preauthorization, as applicable.
3 Prepares pre-admission and admitting forms, facilitates room transfers, prepares admitting and discharge reports.
4 Reviews pre-admissions and admissions to ascertain and verify insurance coverage and eligibility.
5 Collects and reviews hospital registrations to ensure accurate financial and demographic information has been obtained and properly entered into appropriate information systems.
6 Makes bed assignments based on patient preference, condition and diagnosis. Evaluates transfers of patients from ICUs, TCUs and specialty care areas.
7 Receives payments from patients and issues receipts. Works with the patient while investigating overpayments and researching other outstanding accounts for additional resource funding.
8 Reconciles daily cash and verifies account balances.
9 Compiles and distributes information regarding patients' personal, insurance and financial status. Provides appropriate forms to billing and other departments.
10 Reviews and prepares admitting and death or birth records to ensure compliance with medical-legal requirements.
11 Verifies insurance benefits assigned to the organization to determine if insurance coverage meets appropriate standards. Corresponds with patients to acquire required authorizations and assignments of benefits.
12 Maintains the insurance master file and updates as necessary.
13 Works with appropriate sources to coordinate precertification requirements with PROs, HMOs and other contractual third parties.

Required Experience

 

Minimum Education:             

 

High School or G.E.D.

                                            

 

Minimum Experience:           

 

3 - 6 months

                                            

 

Required Course(s)/Training:       

 

6-8 week in-house registration procedures and medical terminology courses


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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