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Lead Patient Access Representative Full-time

at Sanford Health Minnesota in Minnesota (Published at 04-07-2022)

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.
Facility: Bemidji Occupational Medicine
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 705 5th St NW b, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Salary Range: $18. 00 - $29.00
Union Position: Yes
Job Summary
Provide customer friendly scheduling solutions for our patients. Increase the efficiency and productivity of all medical professionals and insure accurate and appropriate documentation is present to minimize billing rejections by third party payers.
Two major functions of the Patient Access Representative (PAR) are patient registration and scheduling. Depending on setting, the PAR may only perform registration or scheduling duties, while in other settings, the PAR may perform both registration and scheduling duties. In all settings, the PAR performs additional duties, as assigned. Duties vary by location/setting. In a registration role, the Patient Access Representative greets patients, verifies patient demographics to accurately register and/or schedule patients, and takes care of related paperwork. Creates electronic patient files; provides, scans, and routes necessary patient forms and documents. Educates patients and captures patient signatures on necessary paperwork. Establishes and assigns financial responsibility and/or assists with arrangements while adhering to appropriate policies and procedures. Collects co-payments, pre-payments, and/or payments on account balances. May also work through the registration work queue to address and resolve issues specific to registration, including work queue errors, denied insurance claims, and maintenance of the registration database.
In a scheduling role, the Patient Access Representative schedules patient appointments and procedures, obtains and coordinates referrals, conducts pre-authorization, arranges interpreter services, checks patients in/out, and offers patient enrollment to additional Sanford resources. Collaborates with nursing team and providers to coordinate appointments to meet patients' needs. May coordinate provider schedule, resolve work queue issues and manage recall and waitlists. Operates multi-line telephones and depending on location, may serve as a switchboard operator calling codes and paging providers.
Based on setting, additional duties may include preparation and coordination of charts; organizing supporting provider documents; discussing pre-payment responsibilities; initiation of patient financial assistance; prior authorization; track patient visits; collaborating with patient financial services and health information management on patient accounts; work on weekly and monthly reports; compiling, distributing, administering and scoring of assessments; coordination of Telemed appointments; provider and schedule maintenance; charge entry/billing and charge verification; reminder calls for appointments; hospital admission; make copies, send faxes, and order supplies.
Serve as a trainer and mentor within Patient Scheduling. Provide coverage for absences created by vacancies, planned and unplanned time off, and other leaves of absence for multiple serve areas throughout Sanford as needed. Assists with staff schedules and PTO requests. Perform a variety of non-routine complex secretarial and administrative support functions requiring comprehensive experience, skill, and knowledge of organizational policies and practices. Prepares various reports and agendas for team meetings.
Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Minimum three years of applicable experience, with previous experience in a healthcare or business setting preferred. Computer skills sufficient to operate on-line systems and complex software with advanced functionality. Oral and written communication skills sufficient to interpret and apply policies and procedures for clarification and problem resolution in a professional manner.
Benefits
Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to [email protected] .
Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.
Req Number: R-0090104
Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Featured: No



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