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Patient Access Rep

St Michael Medical Center Port Orchard, Washington
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The posted compensation range of $19.83 - $27.04 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-333215 Employment Type PRN Department Patient Registration Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 0800-2000 Remote No Category Administrative and Clerical
Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state.  CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers.

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. 

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of general administrative support duties associated with the patient intake process for the outpatient clinics in accordance with established internal guidelines and procedures.  Incumbents typically interact with patients directly at the front desk and/or on the phone to perform follow-up activities.  

Work includes:  1) ensuring patient is checked in/out for care, 2) collecting and entering demographic and financial data in the patient’s electronic medical record; 3) gathering/validating insurance information using routine methods and obtaining authorization for services, scheduling patient appointments, 4) collecting co-pays, co-insurance and prior balances; 5) obtaining and processing of referrals, authorizations and pre-certifications for patients requiring ancillary testing and/or surgical procedures; and 6) working with patients to ensure the patient’s referral needs are fulfilled and determining insurance benefit coverage for hardware related items by working directly with patient’s insurance carriers, ever needed.  

Work requires knowledge of insurance authorization/billing requirements and privacy/confidentiality practices, as well as knowledge of medical terminology and the patient intake process.  An incumbent follows proper channels of communication in handling daily and routine problems and recognizing issues that need referral to management.  Strong customer service skills are necessary. 

An incumbent is located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the phone or at the front desk, interacting with patients directly. 

This job exists in multiple locations, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes.  Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements is consistent between locations.

The work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures and equipment applicable to the work unit at appointment.


Qualifications

Education/Work Experience:

One year of customer service work experience is required. 

Healthcare environment experience is preferred.

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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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