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Patient Access Lead - Benson Hospital

at Tucson Medical Center

Posted: 4/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 20025
Keywords: patient

Job Description

Patient Access Lead - Benson Hospital
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Benson Hospital Position Description

Job Title: Patient Access Lead Department: Admitting

Reports To: Business Office Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Patient Access Lead will be responsible for coordinating the day to day

functions of the admitting department. This will include patient flow, input

accuracy, call offs and any other duties assigned by the Business Office Manager

or CFO. Over sees employees engaged in scheduling, registration, insurance

verification, orders, admitting and/or transferring outpatients, inpatients, and/or

ED patients. Ensures that documentation is accurate, financial information is

verified, and provides information to appropriate units in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Oversees the daily activities of the Outpatient and Emergency Room admitting

areas to insure departmental standards are being met along with monitoring and

maintaining patient flow.

2. Assumes on-call responsibilities to insure adequate staffing exists. Coordinates

call offs in the admissions department and finds coverage when needed. Utilizes

problem-solving skills when appropriate.

3. Coordinates the day to day patient flow in the admissions department.

4. Coordinates the accuracy of input in the admissions department.

5. Monitors wait time of patients in the outpatient department and serves as

backup/additional resource for admissions.

6. Assists Business Office Manager to insure all personnel and department

policies/procedures are being followed.

7. Sets an example for staff to follow and exemplifies the ability to register all

patient types while exceling in the core functions performed by the Admitting

Staff.

8. Maintains QA statistics (including patient wait times, etc.) and report results to

the Business Office Manager.

9. Implements and Coordinates admitting training to include policies, admitting

procedures and ongoing support.

10. Assists Business Office Manager in educating admitting staff of any changes

pertinent to their roles and with onboarding new hires.

11. Ongoing review of admitting performance with remedial training as needed.

12. Monitors collection statistics and is responsible for collecting copays/deductibles

as well.

13. Receives payments in the following ways: in facility, over the phone, mail, easy

pay and e-mail. Posts payment to the patient accounts.

14. Responsible for ensuring all needed supplies are requisitioned from the

purchasing department.

15. Assists in resolving all employee and patient concerns for the admitting

department.

pg. 2 Patient Access Lead Updated: DComeau 10/218 Approved HR:ADickey

16. Answers inquiries that patients may have on their account regarding their

insurance or billing and contacts the appropriate source.

17. Explains patient charges to patients if they have questions.

18. Documents bankruptcy notices on patients when received per policy.

19. Compiles monthly turns and verifies all documentation is available for the bad

debt company.

20. Answers and researches any questions that arise from the bad debt company

regarding accounts that have been turned.

21. Files Lien paperwork when requested.

22. Actively participates in admission meetings when they are held.

23. Understands and supports personnel policies.

24. Maintains a safe, clean comfortable environment as evidenced by observation.

Identifies and reports potential and active environmental safety hazards.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

2. 2 years related medical billing, insurance, and scheduling experience, preferably

in a lead or supervisory role.

3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints

from employees or patients, and/or their representatives, and the public.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of

that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of

this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this

job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;

and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with

hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift

and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job

include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may potentially be exposed

to infectious organisms during routine and emergency situations. The noise level

in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive

listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job.

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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