Website Mee Memorial Hospital

Healthcare with Heart

This is a temp full time position that may last a few weeks to several months

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of specialized clerical duties relating to the pre-admitting and admitting of patients from the Emergency and Outpatient departments, as well as direct Hospital admits.

1) Interviews patients or his/her representative and obtains complete, accurate, personal, demographic and financial information necessary for admission.

  • Ensures that all data areas on admit form are complete and accurate; spelling is correct.
  • Is always courteous to clients, in accordance with hospital guest relations program; helpful in explaining procedures and administrative policies.
  • Notifies nursing unit of patient ready to admit.

2) Verifies insurance coverage.

  • Always verifies insurance information:  private, Medi-Care or Medi-Cal.
  • Obtains prior insurance authorizations within specified time frame.
  • Photocopies insurance cards consistently; obtains signatures at admission.
  • Prepares necessary forms for Medical Records and Patient Accounting.

3) May attend to administrative needs of patient/family:  (explains charges, alternatives for payment of bill).

  • Always responds with sensitivity to patients and family in matters related to money and personal areas.
  • Is able to give basic information in response to most questions regarding patient bills/insurance.
  • Consistently able to acquire insurance information and reviews with patient to ensure accuracy.
  • Consistently/accurately files all material during assigned shift.

4) Performs cashier function as necessary.

  • Always follows established Hospital policy for handling cash and collecting money.
  • Balances cash box at end of shift.
  • Accepts credit cards, using appropriate forms; follows up.

5) Prepares batching for Data Processing.

  • Accurately prepares batching for Data Processing in a timely manner.
  • Ability to utilize IT systems in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability to process Advance Beneficiary Notices.
  • Ability to use computer system to verify accounts for return mail.

6) Operates Hospital telephone switchboard.

  • Always answers telephone in a courteous manner.
  • Always identifies self and uses correct English and/or Spanish when communicating.
  • Always pages in a clear, well-modulated voice to ensure understanding.
  • Demonstrates efficient, proper use of radio and paging system.
  • Does not use switchboard for personal calls.
  • Responsible for all emergency code calls; responds with expediency and efficiency.

7) Performs other job related duties as assigned.

  • Responds to necessary changes in work schedule; uses work time to department advantage by doing various tasks, such as stocking, ordering supplies or special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

Work Experience:

  • Must be able to type 40 wpm.
  • Knowledge of office organization and basic clerical skills
  • Back-ground and experience with computer terminal and medical terminology preferred.
  • Desire basic knowledge of insurance billing.

Language Requirements:

Bilingual (English/ Spanish) required

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit up to 6 hours and stand/walk up to 2 hours per day.
  • Must be able to lift and push between 10 and 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to use hands and feet repetitively for 8 hours or more.

Special Demands:

  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to work with others and to perform a variety of assigned tasks.

DISCLAIMER:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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