Lahey Health Patient Access Specialist PH in Peabody, Massachusetts

About the Job

Patient Access Specialist

Position Summary:

  • Identifies records and verifies patient insurance coverage using real time eligibility (RTE); reviews the insurer’s response to each verification request and takes appropriate action based on this response.

  • Efficiently registers patients, capturing and verifying all required information in order to identify the patient, contact the patient, and receive proper reimbursement for services on initial claim submission.

  • Initiates patient scheduling activities by prioritizing and accessing a variety of sources, including patient phone calls, orders, recall lists, scheduled order work queues and MyChart.

  • Establishes working relationship with staff of assigned clinical departments. Understands and correctly applies unique clinical department scheduling protocols.

  • Processes patient co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles and balances due. Safeguards cash, checks and receipts and reconciles cash drawer at end of each business day. Assists patients with Kiosk check-in as needed.

  • Instructs patients and obtains signatures on consent forms, financial forms and other documents required by the clinical department; distributes documents to patients; scans, processes and records receipt of all documents collected during registration encounter.

Education: High school degree or equivalent

Experience: Prior experience in a business setting providing customer service, while processing and verifying electronic demographic, financial or other business-related information and data.Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:Able to work successfully in a fast-paced, multi-task environment, where some independent decision making is necessary. Must be able to process electronic information and data accurately and efficiently. Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Health Confidentiality policy.

SHIFT: 24 hours, 1st shift

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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