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Pt Access & Discharge Liaison

Req #:  116597
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Crystal Lake
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

This position is located at our Imaging and Immediate Care Center in Crystal Lake
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., but can change due to the needs of the department.

One weekend every five weeks.
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Position Requirements:

 

3+ years’ work experience in a healthcare or finance setting
(revenue cycle experience preferred) registration, billing, collection etc.

Associate degree or active pursuit of advance degree preferred.
Successful completion of a data entry assessment
Effective organizational and prioritization skills

Exhibits sophisticated interviewing, communication and negotiation skills.

Possesses intermediate math and business writing skills

Knowledge of office equipment

Computer literate

Excellent Customer Service Skills

Medical terminology skills. N/A Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints and difficult situations

Candidate must be able to perform physical tasks such as lifting 50 lbs. (for example: boxes or paper and supplies) and assisting in transferring patients in wheelchairs.

Will be exposed to frequent standing.

Must be able to push patients in wheelchairs

Exposure to hazardous and/or contagious materials or illnesses
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Accurately collects, analyzes and records demographic, insurance/financial, and clinical data from multiple sources, and obtains other information and signatures necessary for scheduling, registration and billing.

Performs the registration process in accordance with State, Federal, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and regulations. Performs scheduling for all services offered at the facility (This may also include scheduling for other off-site satellite locations within the service area.

Effectively screens for compliance with payer requirements for medical necessity and determine when it is appropriate to solicit and document additional substantiating diagnosis, signs or symptoms to support medical necessity. Performs pre- certification to ensure accurate payment is secured. Verifies insurance eligibility following departmental processes.

Welcomes patients to the facility and interacts in a customer focused and compassionate manner to ensure patients and their representatives' needs are met, and that they understand the hospital's revenue cycle expectations, including Charity care and resolution of personal liabilities through various payment options.

Negotiates deposits and collects payments in accordance with the Advocate Expectation of Payment policy. Obtains reimbursement for managed care copayments, deductibles and uncompensated care at the time of discharge from the department.

This position will maintain a direct reporting relationship to the Manager of Off Campus Ventures, with dotted line reporting through Patient Intake at Good Shepherd for compliance purposes.



Accountabilities:
Accurately collects and analyzes all required demographic, insurance/financial, and clinical data necessary to register/admit patients from all payer classes.
Performs duties relating to the hospital revenue cycle that are included in the areas of payer reimbursement, collection of payments, and advance deposits.
Responsible for proper handling of all money received per cash collection protocols.
Greets all customers utilizing excellent guest relations techniques
Participates in departmental training, team building activities, in-services, and activities essential for department operations.

 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago