Patient Access Specialist- Part-Time, Evenings
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Grayslake, IL 60030
Consistently practices Patients First philosophy and adheres to high standards of customer service. This includes setting an example to peers, coworkers, etc. by fostering a team atmosphere. Responds to questions and concerns. Forwards, directs, and notifies Team Lead or Operations Coordinator of extraordinary issues as necessary. Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA regulations.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides exceptional customer service to patients which establish a positive first impression of Northwestern Medicine. Exceeds all consumer requests and alerts management of issues or concerns that require escalation. Correctly identifies and collects patient demographic information in accordance with organization standards. Interacts with various hospital departments and physicians offices to effectively schedule and direct patients through the NMHC systems in a patient/customer friendly manner.
Reaches out to patients to schedule an appointment as defined.
Performs medical necessity checks as necessary for scheduled services, communicates options to patient if appointment fails. Informs patients of any issues with securing the financial account for their encounter.
Completes out-of-pocket estimations as requested by patients. Provides training and education as needed. Manages work schedule efficiently, completing tasks and assignments on time. Completes other duties assigned by manager. Cross-training between various departments will take place to ensure coverage.
Participates in Quality Assurance reviews to ensure integrity of patient data information. Uses effective service recovery skills to solve problems or service breakdowns when they occur
Proactively analyzes account activity, identifies problems, and initiates appropriate actions/resolutions. Evaluates procedures and suggests improvements to enhance customer service and operational efficiency. Participates in departmental quality improvement activities. Provides ideas and suggestions for process improvements within the department. Monitors registration and scheduling, including insurance verification to ensure processing within prescribed quality standards. Adjusts processes as needed to meet standards. Uses organizational and unit/department resources efficiently. Acts as a training resource for new staff and a resource for coworkers, sharing process and workflow information. Understands that schedule may change to reflect shifting business needs. Evolves and learns as healthcare policies change.
EOE including Disabled and Veterans.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- 2-3 years customer service or medical office experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in computer data-entry/typing.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
- Basic Computer Skills.
- Ability to type 40 wpm.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Customer service oriented.
- Excellent organizational, time management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
- Additional education. Additional language skills.
- Healthcare finance and/or healthcare insurance experience.
- Knowledge and experience in a healthcare setting, especially patient scheduling and/or registration.
Employer’s Job# 0055375
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