Registration Specialist (Patient Access) - Ephrata - (part-time) - Nights

Ephrata, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 50811

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:

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


About WellSpan
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

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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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