Patient Access Rep in Tacoma

Full-time @CommonSpirit Health in Billing and Scheduling , in Neurosurgery
  • Tacoma, Washington View on Map
  • Apply Before : April 5, 2023

Job Description

Join largest Catholic health system, and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain CommonSpirit Health as Patient Access Rep in Tacoma Washington at Franciscan Medical Group. Read role and responsibility to apply Billing and Scheduling jobs nearby in Tacoma.


Position : Patient Access Rep

Location :  Tacoma, Washington

Job Type : Full-time

Employer : Franciscan Medical Group

Category: Billing and Scheduling

Department: Neurosurgery

Working Shift : Shift Day

Is Remote : No


Job details:

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the companyPaid Time Off (PTO)Sign on Bonus for experienced ICU RN External CandidatesHealth/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible health spending accounts (FSA)Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsTuition Assistance for career growth and developmentCare@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify TheftAdoption AssistanceWellness ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Program – Earn cash back for participation!
Franciscan Medical Group, a part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is currently seeking a full time Patient Access Rep for our Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates in Tacoma, WA. We are a team based environment with  subspecialties and varied practices. This is a great opportunity for training and growth. No nights, weekends, or organizationally recognized holidays required. Job Summary:This job is responsible for performing a variety of general administrative support duties associated with the patient intake process for the Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) outpatient clinics in accordance with established internal guidelines and procedures. Incumbents typically interact with patients directly at the front desk and/or on the phone to perform follow-up activities.Work includes: 1) ensuring patient is checked in/out for care; 2) collecting and entering demographic and financial data in the patient’s medical record; 3) gathering/validating insurance information using routine methods, scheduling patient appointments; 4) collecting co-pays, co-insurance and prior balances; 5) obtaining and processing of referrals, authorizations and pre-certifications for patients requiring ancillary testing and/or surgical procedures; and 6) working with patients to ensure the patient’s referral needs are fulfilled and determining insurance benefit coverage for hardware related items such as retail contact lenses by working directly with patients’ insurance carriers, ever needed.   Work requires critical thinking, hearing the needs of the patient meeting those needs by offering multiple options and solutions, knowledge of insurance authorization/billing requirements and privacy/confidentiality practices, as well as knowledge of medical terminology and the patient intake process. An incumbent following proper channels of communication in handling daily and routine problems and recognizing issues that need referral to management.  Strong customer service skills are required offering the highest level of service to every patient every time. An incumbent is generally located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the phone or at the front desk, interacting with patients directly. This job exists in multiple locations, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements is consistent between locations.Essential Duties:Registers and/or checks patients in/out.Handles and reconciles payments.Continually monitor and reconcile issues prior to patient visit.Processes referral orders and/or pre-authorizationsCoordinates appointments and ancillary servicesResponds to patient questions regarding routine billing and insurance mattersCoordinates patient instructional/educational activities.An incumbent is located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the phone or at the front desk, interacting with patients directly. Performs related duties as required
Education/Work Experience:One year of customer service work experience is required, two years preferred. Healthcare or Call Center experience preferred.


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