Patient Access Clerk - CasualBookmark This
400 Old River Rd
DescriptionAbout This Position Pre-registers and registers patients presenting at the hopsital for inpatient and outpatient services via the Hospital MediTech system. Conducts patient/guarantor interviews, explains hospital policies, patient financial responsibilities and patient"s bill of rights. Facilitates the patient admission flow, including activities such as: Patient identification, identification of accurate demographic and insurance information, and collection of required signatures and documents. Responsible for verification and authorization of insurance benefits on all inpatient and outpatient accounts through electronic verification system or through contact with third party payors, in order to obtain accurate and prompt reimbursement. Checks eligibility, benefits, authorization requirements. PCP approval requirements and billing requirements as appropriate. Submits notices of admissions to payors, as needed. Provides information and answers questions about the Dignity Health Payment Assistance program. Collects co-payments and other patient liabilities. Six months to 1 year previous Hospital Acute Patient Registration experience required. Two years or more previous experience in registration in healthcare, business office and or physician billing, with reimbursement and collections preferred. Previous cashiering, knowledge of insurance verification authorization and billing process preferred. Understands and is knowledgeable with all payers including, HMO, Commercial, Medi-Cal and Medicare programs. Must have excellent customer service skills, communication and telephone etiquette. Interpersonal relationships; relates well with hospital staff, medical staff and public. Attitude positive and cooperative toward his/her position, the hospital and fellow employees. Hospital registration for two or more years. Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent education. Computer skills, Word, Excel, 10-key by touch, basic English and Mathematical skills. Typing 35 WPM
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield is a member of Dignity Health and has served Bakersfield and the surrounding Communities for more than 100 years.
Mercy has two campuses in Bakersfield to meet the needs of the growing community. The Truxtun Campus, located at 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 was founded in 1910 by the Sisters of Mercy. This acute care hospital in the downtown area and is licensed for 194 beds. The Truxtun Campus offers a full range of services including medical/ surgical care, emergency services, intensive care, peri-operative and ambulatory services. This facility employs over 1,000 people.
The Southwest Campus located at 400 Old River Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311 was built in 1992 and is the only acute care hospital in Bakersfield west of the 99 Freeway. This 78-bed hospital also offers a full range of services including emergency services, obstetrics and women"s care, medical/surgical care, and orthopedic services. In 2009, the Orthopedic and Hand Center opened offering comprehensive orthopedic services to the community. This facility employs over 400 people.
Area consumers consistently select Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield as their Hospital of Choice.
SOME MAJOR BENEFITS AT MERCY HOSPITALS OF BAKERSFIELD
FREE health insurance premiums for you and your dependents
Paid life insurance
Retirement and Pension Plans
Paid time off for vacation and holidays
Mercy Hospital and Mercy Southwest Hospitals are smoke-free facilities.
Relocation Assistance for eligible employees
Incentive Bonus Potential for Management