ACCESS SPECIALIST

Department Name PATIENT ACCESS Job Description POSITION SUMMARYNonexempt (Hourly - Eligible for overtime) To collect, analyze and record demographic, insurance/financial and clinical data accurately and to obtain other information and signatures necessary for scheduling, registration and billing.
To admit patients for hospital services.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or GED required.
Work experience may substitute for minimum education requirement.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLSMay provide secretarial and clerical support to department Greets patients and collects/analyzes demographic data.
Verifies insurance, financial and other clinical data needed to register patients.
Collects co-pays and deductibles upfront.
If in Emergency Department, collects copays and deductibles at the time of discharge.
Follows policies on cash control established within the department.
Mentors new employees and assists them with getting oriented to the department.
Attends all mandatory staff meetings and training classes.
Scans admission papers and obtains signatures from patients, guarantors and/or witnesses.
Follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.
Screens patients for medical necessity clearance, pre-certification and financial clearance and follows policies that apply.
Overall Core Job Responsibilities ratingsOther Requirements CONTACTSPreschool:
3 years and 1 day - 5 years Young Adult:
18 years and 1 day - 28 years Toddler:
1 year and 1 day - 3 years Neonate:
Birth - 1 year School:
5 years and 1 day - 12 years Adolescent:
12 years and 1 day - 18 years Adult:
28 years and 1 day - 60 yearsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTBend Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift Stand Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift 10-25 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Body Fluid Exposure:
Yes Crouch/Stoop Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Sit Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Twist Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Walk Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Push/Pull Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift Carry/Lift less than 10 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Kneel Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Reach Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the timeSUPERVISORY / BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIESNo fiscal responsibility.
No supervisory responsibility.
Preferred Qualifications LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONSNone requiredKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIESInterpersonal skills Written and verbal communication skills Ability to operate various office machines including printers, computers and various software packages Ability to work as part of a team Ability to type 30 WPM Organizational skills Knowledge and experience in healthcarePosition Status Regular Shift Evenings Hours of Work 3-11 Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hours Per Week 40 Location Citizens Baptist Medical Center Address Line 1 P.
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Drawer 978 State Alabama City Talladega Zip Code 35160 Auto req ID 1859BR Removal Date 11-Apr-2015

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