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Patient Access Representative

Company: Fair Haven Community Health Care
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.It's an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we'd like to know more about you.Fair Haven Community Health Care FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000 office visits in 14 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is "To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive."This is a unique and exciting opportunity as FHCHC is about to double its current pediatric patients by virtue of a novel collaboration with its local academic health center. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.Job purposeThe Patient Access Front Desk Representative works closely with patients and clinical professionals while utilizing excellent customer service skills; multi-tasking while professionally managing all front desk patient care related functions, provides interpretation services.Duties And ResponsibilitiesThe Patient Access Representative demonstrates proficient data entry skills, supports the billing and collection process by utilizing knowledge of insurance verification, self-pay collections, collecting co-pays, at point of service. Maintains confidentiality in a professional manner, exhibits efforts to maintain and improve job specific competencies, and perform other duties as assigned. Typical tasks may include but are not limited to:Epic task:* Registering patient to meet regulatory requirements; enrolling patients with My Chart Portal; updating patient information; printing profiles, scheduling and managing recall lists and scanning documents into the patient's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Payment Management:* Opening, balancing and closing daily cash drawer and posting payments; processing payments with a credit card machine, including end of day reporting; collecting co-pays, deductibles and/or co-insurance at point of service; facilitating payment arrangementsPatient Schedule: * Reviewing schedules daily to ensure accuracy and filing appointment opportunities; obtaining medical releases as needed for patient requested forms; Pre-registering patients via phone or in person* Ensuring all insurance, demographic, and eligibility information is obtained and entered into the system in an accurate manner; performing the insurance verification process and the process for all third party payers; meeting with patients during the pre-registration process to discuss financial terms and payment/payment arrangement options; calculating sliding fee eligibility based on a client income and entering into the system; documenting the financial counseling process and maintaining patient insurance and billing demographic informationQualificationsHigh School diploma, or GED is required. Minimum of one year job related experience and experience with data entry is highly preferred. Electronic appointment scheduling and strong customer service experience with a knowledge of referral or prior authorization procedures is also preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and phone etiquette; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and the ability to work as a member of the team to serve patients is a must. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish required.Physical Requirements/Work Environment* * Variable 8 hr shifts between 7am-8pm, including weekends as needed* Minimal physical effort* Must be able to operate computer and telephone continuously* District travel as necessaryDirect reportsNone.OSHA Status:Category III-Low Risk PositionGenerally works in an o?ce environment with no exposure to bloodborne pathogens.Physical requirements:Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditionsManual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.American with Disabilities Requirements:External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.Powered by JazzHRRRRg1Rs1wu

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