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Patient Access Associate I - Registration Specialist (PRN)

SCL Health System Billings, MT

Job Description

Patient Access Associate I - Registration Specialist (PRN)-18004238 

This is a PRN position working at the St. Vincent Hospital ED

Schedule: variable shift working days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays 

Obtains complete and accurate patient demographic, insurance (eligibility and/or verification), and financial information and collects all liability due for inpatients, outpatients, and emergency patients either face-to-face, by telephone, or internet.

1. Registers patients. Confirms, enters, and/or updates all required demographic data on patient and guarantor on registration system. Avoids overlays and duplicate patient medical records. Follows procedures when identifying a patient and applying the patient identification bracelet. Registers patients during downtime following downtime procedures and enters data into registration system immediately upon system availability.

2. Obtains and explains copies of insurance card(s), forms of ID, and signature(s) on all required forms. Verifies information on appropriate accounts to determine insurance coordination of benefits, pre-certification/prior-authorization if not verified by PASC. Completes the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) questionnaire when applicable. Verifies insurance to determine coordination of benefits and obtains authorization and/or referrals as required. Screens for and processes non-covered services and waiver of liability (ABN) through automated screening at time of service.

3. Informs self-pay patients of liability due, prepayment requirements and coordinates screening of alternate funding sources if applicable. Prepares estimate of procedures, calculates advance payment requirements on previous or bad debt and current balances. Refers potentially eligible patients to financial counseling and/or contract eligibility vendor(s). Coordinates with clinical areas and other ancillary departments to obtain accurate orders in order to establish patient financial expectations.

4. Collects patient payments and provides accurate receipt. Posts all payments in system. Reconciles receipts with cash collected and completes required balancing forms. Documents patient account notes for all interactions/transactions.

5. Maintains departmental and/or individual work queues and reports as required. Explains/answers patient billing inquiries and interprets statement data to resolve accounts. Escalates account issues which cannot be resolved. Updates the emergency department room tracking system, if applicable.

6. Meets departmental productivity and quality standards.

7. Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.  

Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.

Preferred: Previous hospital/medical office, medical insurance and/or customer service experience is preferred.


: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT

Primary Location

: MT-Billings/Surrounding Areas-Billings
Department: SYS-SVB Patient Access


: Per Diem/PRN


: Variable Shift

Job Posting

: Jun 4, 2018, 11:16:40 AM
FTE: .001

 Administrative and Clerical Support


: Nicole Moyse

Job Details

Date Posted July 6, 2018
Date Closes August 5, 2018
Requisition 18004238
Located In Billings, MT
SOC Category 00-0000.00