Patient Access Clerk (PRN) in Athens, TN at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Athens, TN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/11/2021

Job Description

Starr Regional Medical Center

Patient Access Clerk – PRN – Variable Shifts position available.

Core competencies for the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures that all necessary demographic, billing, and clinical information is obtained and entered in the registration system with timeliness and accuracy.
  • Distributes and explains forms, documents, and educational handouts to patients or family members.
  • Meets with patient or patient's caregiver before or after admission to exchange necessary information and documentation. Provides explanation of process and addresses concerns and questions.
  • Communicates with admitting physician's office, nursing unit staff, and/or other appropriate personnel regarding admission to exchange necessary information and determine placement.
  • Verifies insurance benefits and obtains precertification/authorization as necessary. Determines and accepts required payments, including co-pays and deductibles, or refers to financial counselors for follow up.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:                                                                                        

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology / Insurance is preferred.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervisor.   

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran