Covenant Health

Job Title
Patient Account Rep II
ID
3539359
Facility
Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
Department Name
PERINATOLOGY

Overview

Perinatal Center

 

 

Patient Account Representative, Perinatology

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center

 

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center has served women in East Tennessee for more than 20 years, delivering more than 20,000 babies. Our main office is located at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. We have additional offices in Morristown and Sevierville in order to conveniently provide elite high risk pregnancy care throughout the region. For more information please visit https://www.fortsandersperinatal.com/ .

 

Position Summary: The Patient Account Rep II is responsible for inbound inquiries from patients, family members, insurance carriers or other payment sources. The primary responsibility of the Patient Account Rep II is to provide timely and accurate follow-up in response to these inquiries. The Patient Account Rep II will respond to a minimum of 60 inquiries per day or an equivalent work assignment, contingent upon which functional area within the Business Office the position is assigned.

 

The Patient Account Rep II serves as a resource to Patient Account Rep I’s by providing training and assistance with more complex issues.

 

There are several sub-categories of the Patient Account Rep II position that are used as internal designations. There may be variations within these designations as to specific responsibilities, related primarily to the customer base being served and the functional area within the Business Office.

 

If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || 865-374-5403 || kwoods8@COVHLTH.COM

Responsibilities

Integrity
  1. Demonstrates the ability to handle varying tasks as well as understanding and interpreting procedures relative to the Patient Accounts/Customer Service process.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of State and Federal regulations, HCFA guidelines, TennCare guidelines and other Third Party Payor requirements assuring departmental compliance.
  3. Recognizes situations, which necessitate supervision and guidance, seeks appropriate resources. 
  4. Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, process improvement initiatives, safety, environmental and infection control standards. 
  5. Does not promote or participate in solicitation during working hours within the department. 
  6. Demonstrates good judgement when having financial discussions with customers, maintaining a professional and confidential environment.
Quality
  1. Interprets and explains to patients and their families’ charges, services, insurance coverage, and office policy regarding payment of their bills.
  2. Counsels patient or family regarding office financial policies including payment arrangements, charity guidelines, and payroll deduction. 
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of payer requirements for all payers. 
  4. Demonstrates an understanding of all patient types with the facilities. 
  5. Serves as a resource for the Patient Account Rep I position by assisting in resolution of complex issues, seeking guidance from appropriate supervisory staff as needed. 
  6. Handles all correspondence relating to assigned patient accounts within five working days of receipt.
  7. Handles incoming telephone inquiries on assigned patient accounts in compliance with the Covenant Health standards of Telephone Excellence policy.
  8. Refers patient accounts to nurse auditor upon request by patient or insurance company, and monitors account until completion of audit and follow up is done. 
  9. Performs other duties as assigned to the satisfaction of the department manager.
Serving the Customer
  1. Communicates effectively with patients/public, co-workers, physicians and or their offices, and other office personnel using verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills.
  2. Consults and works collaboratively with Supervisors, Co-workers, Managers, Department Director, and other office personnel, effectively performing tasks of position. 
  3. Promotes good public relations for the department and the office adhering to desired behaviors.
  4. Assists Vice President, Director, Managers and Supervisors on activities and projects, as needed.
Caring For and Developing Our People
  1. Attends inservices and other meetings as required to enhance professional growth and development.
  2. Provides assistance and training to new employees. 
  3. Assists with conducting staff meetings.
  4. Participates freely in intradepartmental quality improvement activities whenever called upon to do so.
Using the Community’s Resources Wisely
  1. Follows protocols as established by the department.
  2. Demonstrates promptness in reporting for and completing work-ensuring follow-through on assigned tasks. 
  3. Demonstrates appropriate utilization of resources, i.e. equipment and supplies.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience: One (1) to two (2) years experience in Patient Accounts/Customer Service is required. Must meet all requirements of Patient Account Rep I position. Will be expected to perform adequately within the position after working at least three (3) to six (6) months on the job.

 

Licensure Requirements: None.

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