Patient Access Specialist- Customer Service RMG, Full-time, Days
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Warrenville, IL 60555
PATIENT ACCESS SPECIALIST- CUSTOMER SERVICE RMG, FULL-TIME, DAYS
Warrenville, Illinois JOB REQID 2308 JOB FUNCTION Customer Service SHIFT Day Job (1st)
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, youll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better*
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 physician 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. Utilizes department and hospital policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks. Adherence to all department policies and compliance requirements. Avoids putting patient in financial or safety risk. Other duties as assigned.
Communication and Collaboration: Communicates information to the patient regarding questions about physician referrals, insurance referrals and consultations. Collects authorization numbers in appropriate systems as applicable. Provides professional and constructive environment for communication across units/departments and resolves operational issues
- Healthcare finance and/or healthcare insurance experience.
- Knowledge and experience in a healthcare setting, especially patient scheduling and/or registration.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
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