Patient Access Representative III - Ambulatory Registration

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7248354 (Ref:10025420)

Posted: May 27, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $24.18 - $33.86 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team at City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

This role is responsible for the check-in and check-out of patients on behalf of medical group physicians and other licensed providers. This role requires a high level of independent judgement in order to successfully coordinate the scheduling of patient appointments across multiple hospital departments. This individual is expected to utilize telecommunications and computer information systems to create accounts, verify information and insurance, collect co-pays, schedule and re-schedule complex appointments. The Patient Access Representative III is best defined as a highly independent and flexible resource that focuses on system-specific service lines that are in alignment with the patient experience initiative. Furthermore, this role must multi-task between different patient care areas to ensure an extraordinary patient experience and that quality standards are met. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: physician to patient communication and serving as an information resource.

As a successful candidate, you will:

Registration and Scheduling

  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the flow of the patient registration and scheduling process within the paper and electronic environments. Registers, pre-registers, consents and schedule all patient appointment types, across the clinics, ancillary areas and hospital. Creates pre-registration record and links pre-registration record to scheduled appointments. Proactively coordinates appointments with other functional areas. Maintains department productivity, accuracy, and quality assurance standards while performing these duties. Ensures data is entered accurately for all patient demographic and insurance information. Completes all required legal documents, and obtains and scans all other related documents. Performs cash collection functions, patient pricing estimates, ETC admission.
  • Ensures that financial protocols and requirements are met while providing access to service at COH facilities by reviewing account documentation. Maintains and applies current knowledge of insurance requirements when verifying eligibility and confirms authorization is secured prior to forwarding patients to service delivery areas; escalates unsecure financial accounts to management. Provides patient with itineraries, advance beneficiary notice and written instructions for tests and procedures as applicable. Seeks assistance from Financial Counselors when needed to maintain patient flow while resolving financial issues and ensuring financial clearance of account. Provides information and assistance to patients to ensure they understand the Financial Assistance policy and application process. Provides Financial Assistance applications to all uninsured patients. Screens ordered tests and communicate to physician and/or ABN Specialist those tests and/or diagnoses that do not meet criteria to be covered by Medicare
  • Assures that the correct pre-registration visit encounter type is linked to the scheduled appointment. Creates a request for authorization of service if applicable. Sends orders for diagnostic tests to appropriate department. Assures that documentation indicating the date of service and the visit number accompanies the orders for diagnostic testing.

Customer Service

  • Ensure a high level of customer service by greeting, being a resource to patients and visitors. Serve as a liaison between patients and support staff. Develop effective relationships with colleague, physicians, providers, leaders and other employees across the organization. Demonstrates genuine interest in helping our patients, providers and other employees by using excellent communication skills, being polite, friendly, patient and calm under pressure.
  • Managing multiple, changing priorities in an effective and organized manger, under stressful demand while maintaining exceptional service. Maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and responding professionally. Independently recognize a high priority situation, taking appropriate and immediate action. Effectively communicates with service delivery and other departments to resolve issues that impact patient care and escalating issues that cannot be resolved in accordance with departmental guidelines.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintains appropriate level of productivity and accuracy for work performed based on department standards. Maintains thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and standard work within the department in order to successfully performance duties on a day-to-day basis.

Your qualifications should include:

  • High School or equivalent.
  • Two years related experience registering and scheduling complex patient appointments in a clinic or hospital setting.
  • Medical terminology experience required.
  • Preferably: Two years front desk oncology practice experience. EPIC electronic medical record experience preferred.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here. To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Additional Information:

  • This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $24.18 - $33.86 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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Job posting number:#7248354 (Ref:10025420)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
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