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Patient Account Technician, Murphy Medical Center, Full-time

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN
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Job Summary: The Patient Account Technician and follow-up is responsible to work accounts assigned. Education: Required: High School graduate or GED Preferred: Experience: Required: One to three years industry or other administrative experience preferable in a hospital setting. Insurance knowledge required. Must be proven to communicate effectively to resolve collection of patient accounts quickly and accurately. Detail oriented, courteous and professional mannerism. Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration Required: None Preferred: Collections Patient Account Representative Certification (CPAR) Department Position Summary: The Patient Account Technician is responsible to work accounts assigned. This consists of determining if accounts have been received by insurance companies, if the accounts are paid according to the contract or correct DRG; if adjustment (contractual) are correct or if adjustments were taken. Determining if accounts need rebilling or if an adjustment is needed. Also determine if a refund is due to the insurance carrier or patient. The Patient Account Technician is responsible to determine if secondary insurance is billed and move the money to the appropriate insurance bucket. The Patient Account Technician is responsible to determine if the claim is denied whether or not an appeal is appropriate or if a write off is warranted. The Patient Account Technician is responsible to bring all processing problems to the attention of the Patient Access Manager, PFS Supervisor, PFS Manager, or PFS Director. The main objective of the Patient Account Technician is to assure that all claims assigned are paid according to the contract or obtain payment from the patient. Ensure patient liability is accurate. In some cases the Patient Account Technician is responsible to gather needed information for retroactive accounts to send in for approval by the MCO (Maintenance Care Organization). Patient Account Technicians are given a high dollar list of accounts weekly to be follow up on and returned to the coordinator & supervisor within a specific time frame. The Patient Account Technician also has to meet productivity requirements set by Supervisor or Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Date Posted December 1, 2018
Date Closes March 1, 2019
Requisition 23735
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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