Job Description


Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: PATIENT ACCESS SERVICES - 7710
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Evening
Other Shift Details: 3pm-11:30am everyother weekend
Job Code: 1980

Reviews all pre-admissions, inpatient and outpatient surgery admissions to ensure that complete and accurate financial information and documentation is available.

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
 
Minimum Work Experience
Hospital business office experience, knowledge of insurance benefits, and skill in interpreting policies. Ability to use cash register; verbal and written communication skills.
 
Essential Functions
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objective, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards.  Verifies all insurance benefits assigned to the hospital to determine if insurance coverage meets standards of admission as stated in hospital policy.  Reviews hospital admissions to ensure accurate financial and biographical data and documentation have been obtained and properly entered into the hospital records.  Works with utilization review to coordinate PPO, Medicaid and Medicare information.
Notifies collectors concerning admissions that do not meet the hospital financial policy criteria.
Compiles and distributes information regarding patients personal, insurance and financial status. Provides appropriate forms to billing and other departments.  Backs up cashiers when needed, helps in payment coding, discharges and writing cash receipts.  Maintains department records, reports and files as required.  Answers all inquiries regarding patient accounts, respecting patient confidentiality and legal limits on releasing information.  Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs. 
 
Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.  Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 10-15 pounds with or without assistance.  Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.  Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast paced environment.  Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.  Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential.  Climate control an ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.  Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.  

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