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Patient Service Representative, Lexington Medical Center

Lexington, NC, United States
Job ID: 119014
Job Family: Patient Accounting/Registration
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12521085337652-Rehabilitation Services

Overview

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Patient Services Representative (PSR) is responsible for completing patient registration duties including but not limited to collecting and validating accurate patient demographic and insurance information, obtaining pre-certification or authorization as required, and entering all necessary information into Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) ADT system. The PSR is responsible for informing the patient of their estimated liability, collecting patient liabilities, identifying patients in need of financial assistance and referring patients to financial counseling as necessary. This position requires multi-tasking and effective problem solving skills. It is expected that the PSR will foster positive relationships with all patients in an effort to provide quality service. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

High school diploma or GED required. Patient access (scheduling, registration and financial clearance), insurance verification, billing or certified medical assistant experience preferred. REPORTS TO: Supervisor or Manager 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: 

N/A 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

1. Greets patients arriving for their appointments. Monitors patient flow to ensure patients are cared for in the most efficient and courteous manner. 2. Ensures all patient demographic and insurance information is complete and accurate 3. Completes the registration process on walk-in patients, verifies and / or updates patient demographic and insurance information if changes or additions have occurred 4. Verifies insurance benefits. Obtains, calculates and collects the patient?s out of pocket financial liability. Requests and collects past due and present balances or estimates due 5. Follows the Financial Clearance policy for non-urgent patient services if financial clearance has not been completed or authorization has not been obtained, when appropriate 6. Identifies patients in need of financial assistance and refers patients to Financial Counselor 7. Performs visit closure, including but not limited to checking out patients, scheduling follow-up appointment(s), collecting additional patient responsibility (when applicable) and providing patient with appropriate documents. 8. Maintains knowledge of and reference materials of the following: Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer requirements, guidelines and policies, insurance plans requiring pre-authorization/referral and a list of current accepted insurance plans. 9. Proactively communicates issues involving customer service and process improvement opportunities to management 10. Meets productivity requirements to ensure excellent service is provided to customers 11. Meets or exceeds performance expectations of 98% accuracy rate and established department productivity measurements. 12. Maintains excellent public relations with patients, families, and clinical staff as well as demonstrates a willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others for concise and timely flow of information 

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