Patient Financial Services Rep Senior-ER Registration

Job Number
206590
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Shift
Night
Department
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center - ER Registration-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
5555 West Thunderbird
City & State
US-AZ-Glendale
Posting Category
Billing / Registration / Scheduling

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Patient Financial Services Rep Senior

ER Registration

 

Join our team!

We strive to provide a highly coordinated experience for our patients. Two goals of the highest priority are excellent, quality outcomes and an exceptional patient experience at all touch points!

 

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center has a great opportunity for the incumbent who possess the skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume department. Do you have a background in finance services, collections, or the insurance industry?  

 

Please apply if you can work independently and follow a structured work routine that requires immediate, independent and sound decision making while priortizing work to ensure appropriateness and timliness of each patient's care.

 

This is a full time 36 hour per week opportunity to work 6p-6a with rotating weekends and holiday rotation required.  

 

Qualifications:

  • One year more of patient registration, check in and collecting experience in a hospital or doctor's office.  
  • Excellent communication skills at all touch points
  • Insurance prior authorization and verification of medical benefits or medical coverage
  • Experience calculating patient liability according to verification of insurance benefits, collects deposits and co-payments at the point of service

 

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About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 555-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides leadership, precepts, training and offers on-going guidance as needed for an admitting/registration team. This position conducts registration, point of service collections and obtains authorizations and forms needed to maximize reimbursement. Document all facets of the registration process and meet accuracy goals as determined by management. Collect payments and meet regular collection targets as determined by management. Demonstrates the ability to collect payments, to resolve customer issues and provide excellent customer service. Explains and obtains signatures on legal forms and registration materials.

 

Essential Functions

  • Serve as an example to peers for both behaviors and performance of job functions. Provide leadership and training to Patient Financial Services Representatives, and act as a knowledge resource for internal customers. Serve as a primary resource in complex and/or sensitive cases. Oversees patient flow during the shift and assigns job duties to staff to ensure patient flow is maintained at an optimal level. Assesses the needs of the department and may flex employees shift as appropriate. Resolves employee/patient issues that arise during shift and communicates issues to supervisor for follow up. Trains new hires and/or internal transfers thoroughly and provide on-going guidance to ensure their success.

 

  • Performs pre-registration/registration processes, verifies eligibility and obtains authorizations submits notifications and verifies authorizations for services. Verifies patients demographics and accurately inputs this information into A/D/T system, including documenting the account thoroughly in order to maximize reimbursement and minimize denials/penalties from the payor(s). Obtains federally/state required information and all consents and documentation required by the patients insurance plan(s). Must be able to consistently meet monthly individual accuracy goal as determine by management.

 

  • Verifies and understands insurance benefits, Collects patient responsibility based on estimates at the time of service or during the pre-registration process. As assigned collection attempts may be made at the bedside. Must be able to consistently meet monthly individual collection target as determined by management.

 

  • May provide financial counseling to patients and their families. Explains company financial policies and provides information as to available resources, offers and assists patients with applying for Medicaid. Assists patients with completing all financial assistance programs (i.e.: basic financial assistance, enhanced financial assistance, prompt pay discount, loan program).

 

  • Acts as a liaison between the patient, the billing department, vendors, physician offices and the payor to enhance account receivables performance, resolve outstanding issues and/or patient concerns, and maximize service excellence.

 

  • Communicates with physicians, clinical and hospital staff, nursing and Health Information Management Services to resolve outstanding issues and/or patient concerns. Works to meet the patients needs in financial services.

 

  • Consistently meets monthly individual productivity goal as determined by management. Completes daily assignments/work lists, keeps electronic productivity log up to date and inputs information accurately. Identifies opportunities to improve work process and practices good teamwork.

 

  • Provides a variety of patient services and financial services tasks. May be assigned functions such as transporting patients, may precept new hire employees, recapping daily deposits, posting daily deposits or conducting other work assignments of the Patient Financial Services team.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires knowledge of patient financial services, financial, collecting services or insurance industry experience processes normally acquired over two or more years of work experience. Requires knowledge of medical terminology and a broad understanding of all common insurance and payor types and authorization requirements. Requires the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision and to work independently. Requires strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of audiences.

Strong knowledge in the use of common office software, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Work experience with the Companys systems and processes is preferred. Previous cash collections experience is preferred. May have related experience with financial institution or background.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.