Patient Access Representative - Emergency Department (3p-11p)
Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Internal Number: 2104890
Patient Access Representative - Emergency Department (3p-11p)
At Stony Brook Medicine, our Patient Access Representatives are responsible for completing varied, diverse and specialized duties to support the Revenue Cycle, Compliance and Patient Experience by accurately and efficiently completing tasks in areas of Registration, Financial Screening and Verification, and patient throughput.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care and effectively respond to changing patient needs by making decisions based on ethical principles and adhering to our high standard of excellence.
The Patient Access Representative assigned to the Emergency Roomis a key member of the Patient Access Services team. The Patient Access Representative interacts in a professional, respectful manner with internal and external customers, provides excellent customer service to patients and visitors. The Representative adheres to strict rules of confidentiality, department, and organizational policies and procedures.
Duties of a Patient Access Representative may include the following but are not limited to:
Supports activities to ensure excellence in throughput and patient experience for emergency department visits, admissions, observation and transfer patients.
Responsible for securing required patient demographic information, correct documentation of admission source, mode of arrival, patient type and insurance coverage to support billing and revenue cycle goals.
Verifies coverage eligibility and determines patient cost share (co-pay) using electronic systems and other means, taking payments at point of service.
Provides financial guidance and excellence in Financial Care to patients and their representatives, presenting information about their benefit coverage and cost share responsibilities. Provides information on financial assistance services to self-pay patients, collecting required deposits when appropriate.
Ensures that compliance regulations are met (presenting and obtaining consent and regulatory signatures from patients or designee, essential for treatment and payment, as per procedure).
Maintains and requires appropriate documents as necessary (i.e. copies of photo ID and insurance documents etc). Witnesses general consents, agreements, and acknowledgements.
Reviews registrations for completeness and correctness. Utilizes worklists to conduct incomplete registration, verification or ineligible insurance follow up. Uses available enterprise resources to ensure encounters are bill ready.
Ability to manage adjustments in workflow priorities in response to changing patient census and acuity.
The selected candidate will be required to work some holidays and will be scheduled to work every weekend. The schedule/pass days are subject to change.
Essential Position: This function/position has been designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency (staff shortages, increased census, inclement weather, and/or other emergencies), employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Associate's Degree with one year working experience in public health or related industry such as billing, collections/customer service.
In lieu of degree, two years of demonstrated excellence working in public health or revenue cycle with demonstrated experience in payment collection, insurance reimbursement, and/or patient access services.
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication, computing and multi-tasking skills. Candidate must demonstrate experience and expertise in speaking with customers and representatives who are under stress (such as sick patients and their distressed family members).
Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Health care insurance billing and/or hospital patient access/registration experience. Familiarity with medical insurance benefits, demonstrated experience with EMR computerized registration/financial/IT systems. Knowledge of medical terminology.
Previous experience as a patient access representative in an Emergency Room environment is highly preferred.
Special Notes:Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date,the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
* The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.
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Job Number: 2104890
Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Assistant
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
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