The Patient Access Specialist provides access to services provided at the hospital and/or clinic. This position is primarily responsible to facilitate the patient registration flow by gathering patient demographic and third party information with a high degree of accuracy. This position requires a high level of customer service skills to establish and enhance positive relationships with patients, co-workers and families. Critical to this position is understanding the revenue cycle and the importance of evaluating and securing all appropriate financial resources for patients to maximize reimbursement to CCMC. This position also requires timely completion, preparation, and deployment of legal, ethical and compliance related documents that must be presented and thoroughly explained to the patient at the time of registration. The PAS is responsible for maintaining a sound knowledge of JCAHO, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, HIPAA, HMO's, PPO's, Commercial Payors, and departmental/System policies and procedures. Maintain knowledge of all tasks performed in the various Patient Access Service areas is necessary to provide optimum internal and external customer satisfaction. This position does not provide patient care, but may be performed in a patient care area. Registration is a twenty-four (24) hour seven (7) day a week operation functioning as the nucleus of accurate patient information, with direct public interface and timely service, therefore, the Patient Access Specialist must be detail oriented, personable, calm, flexible, honest, and capable of handling difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Ability to type, spell, write or print legibly with general knowledge of personal computers required.
Strong interpersonal communication, documentation and customer service skills required.
1-2 years of Hospital admissions/physicians office experience or 1-2 years professional work experience required.
Medical terminology preferred.
Knowledge of health care insurance and managed care preferred.
CPR- required within 30 days of employment.
Internal Number: 37954
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.