Patient Access Representative - Internal Medicine Clinic - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union)
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20138339
The Patient Access Representative assists patients with the check-in/arrival. Has in depth knowledge in all processes of the reception front desk and arrival process. Works with physicians on coordinating new patients for their individual schedules, assist new patients in collecting all medical records and history. He/She will schedule new patients with physician who specializes in care type and prepares new patient chart for physician review. Responsible for providing insurance information to Financial Counselor Representative for verification.
Generate a patient MRN (Medical Record Number)and is adept at utilizing the MRN checker.
Patient identifier is âName and date of birthâ to assure you are registering the correct patient.
Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Determine if the patients insurance is contracted with USC.
Edit insurance information as appropriate.
Resolve all GE Centricity Alerts.
Assure all documents are obtained signed and scanned or available in the EMR a. Insurance Card b. Identification Card c. Condition of Service â hospital document d. Financial Responsibility- Physician document e. Notice of Privacy Practices-
Obtain patient demographics confirm all are current and correct in both hospital and physician systems.
Utilize appropriate a. Financial Class b. Plan Idâs c. Service Code d. Patient type
Ability to verify and comprehend insurance benefits via: a. Contacting insurance companies directly b. Electronic verification system (Ecommerce or Passport or direct insurance websites) c. Ensure effective dates and co-pays are documented in registration systems
In Physician System Utilize appropriate a. FCS b. Alternate Insurance
Assuring authorizations are in place as specified by patients carrier
Customer service skills: a. Phone etiquette b. Scripting as provided by supervisor/management c. Escort patients as needed d. Professional conduct when speaking to patients and co-workers and Physicians
Ability to request patient financial liabilities (Co-pay outstanding balances)
Follow and adhere dress code attendance policyâs provided by Human Resources
Assist Supervisor as needed with special projects and other duties as assigned a. Scheduling b. Break and or Lunch coverage c. Check out d. Any other duties assigned by your supervisor
Balances cash drawer to Batch.
Closes out batches.
Prepare bank deposit for Physician practice.
ï·Â Performs other duties as assigned.
Req High school or equivalent Or equivalent evidence in file required.
Req 1 year Ambulatory clinic experience or in a related field.
Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
Req Must be comfortable with computers and medical terminology.
Req In depth knowledge of Cerner, most insurance types, and basic computer programs.
Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
The hourly rate range for this position is $18.20 - $30.97. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.