• Patient Access Specialist

    Job Location US-TX-San Antonio
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/17/2019 1:05 PM)
    San Antonio (Kelly)
    Shift Type
  • About Us

    Baptist Emergency Hospital is an extension of Baptist Health System’s mission to meet the needs of the community by providing hospital-level care to the backyards of residents of the San Antonio area. Specializing in the delivery of compassionate care for emergency, inpatient and hospice medical needs, Baptist Emergency Hospital serves citizens of the Alamo City and surrounding areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with dedicated, experienced physicians, nursing and clinical staff who are ready to care for patients the way they would want their own family treated.

    Position Overview

    The purpose of this position is to serve as a liaison between patient/family, payers, Patient Financial Services, and other health care team members. You'll be asked to facilitate patient tracking and billing by obtaining/verifying accurate and complete demographic information, financially securing, and collecting out-of-pocket responsibility from guarantors to maximize hospital reimbursement.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Maintain compliance with EMTALA, DNV, HIPAA and all other hospital and government regulations applicable to the Admissions settings and in handling of Medical Records
    • Provide excellent customer service at all times by effectively meeting customer needs, understanding who the customers are, and building quality relationships
    • Answer telephone in a professional and courteous manner, record messages and communicate to appropriate medical staff
    • Provide and obtain signatures on required forms and consents
    • Obtain, verify, and enter complete and accurate demographic information on all accounts to facilitate smooth processing through the revenue cycle
    • Verify insurance benefits for all plans associated with patient, confirming the correct payor and plan is entered into the patient accounting system
    • Obtain insurance authorizations as required by individual insurance plans, documenting authorization numbers in the appropriate fields for accurate billing
    • Maximize the efficiency and accuracy of the collection process by pursuing collections at the time of service in a customer service-oriented fashion
    • Scan all registration and clinical documentation into the system and maintain all medical records
    • Obtain patient satisfaction surveys from all patients upon discharge
    • Coordinate the transfer of patients to other hospitals when necessary
    • Respond to medical record requests from patients, physicians and hospitals
    • Maintain cash drawer according to policies
    • Maintain log of all patients, payments received, transfers and hospital admissions
    • Maintain visitor log

    Other Job Functions

    • Maintain a clean working environment for the facility. This includes the front desk, restroom, waiting room, break area and patient rooms when assistance is needed by medical staff
    • Receive deliveries including mail from various carriers and forward to appropriate departments
    • Notify appropriate contact of any malfunctioning equipment or maintenance needs
    • Attend staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandated meetings as required
    • Assist medical staff as needed
    • Perform additional duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED, required
    • 1 year patient registration and insurance verification experience in a health care setting, strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of various insurance plans (HMO, PPO, POS, Medicare, Medicaid) and payors, strongly preferred
    • Basic understanding of medical terminology
    • Excellent customer service
    • Working knowledge of MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • Position requires fluency in English; written and oral communication


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