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Sr. Patient Access Rep- Kenner ED - Full Time

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Kenner
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! This job provides excellent customer service to patients and guest whether via telephone contact or in person and effectively communicates with patients throughout their medical experience. Explains insurance benefits and collects co-pays, deductibles and self-pay portions due while informing the patient of their financial responsibility; researches and resolves complaints regarding customer service, registration, authorization or scheduling; monitors team productivity/accuracy and works with team members on any issues. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion. Education Required -High School diploma or equivalent; additional degrees, business training experience and/or certifications may be combined to meet minimum qualifications. Preferred -Associates degree Work Experience Required -3 yearsdirect experience in hospital, clinic, business services/revenue cycle, front line registration, financial counseling and/or direct experience in a health care environment. Certifications Preferred -Certification in Healthcare Access Manager (CHAM), Certification in Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA), Certification as a Medical Assistant (or other medical specialty-based certification) Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Strong interpersonal skills Job Duties
    • Provide excellent customer service to all patients, guests, family members and employees and effectively communicating with patients throughout their medical experience
    • Performs daily operations activities such as: ensures accurate and timely collection of all data and required forms necessary for the processing of charges/claims, and ultimately, the receipt and processing of payments owed to the company.
    • Explains insurance benefits and collects co-pays, deductibles and self-pay portions due, and inform patient of financial responsibility.
    • Researches and resolves any issues impeding the efficient and effective registration of accounts; working with team on quality assurance scores to improve accuracy and by monitoring the workques for those accounts.
    • Researches and resolves complaints regarding customer service, registration, authorization or scheduling.
    • Monitors and maintains productivity and accuracy: meets all department productivity and accuracy goals and maintains records documenting activity. Monitors team member productivity/accuracy and works with team members on any issues identified.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards. This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns. The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental Demands
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
      Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity. Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur. The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role. Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health does not consider an individual an applicant until they have formally applied to the open position on this careers website. Individuals who reside in and will work from the following areas are not eligible for remote work position: Colorado, California, Washington, and New York. Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) orcareers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, pregnancy status, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, unemployment status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. These protections extend to applicants and all employment related decisions. View theEEO is the Law posterand itssupplement, as well as thepay transparency policyfor more information. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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