Patient Service Account Representative, Aurora Behavioral Health Casual, Non-Ben
Wauwatosa, WI 
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Job Description
Job ID 176808
Specialty / Department

Dewey Residential Services

Full / Part Time Part-Time
Hours / Bi-weekly Pay Period As Needed
Shift / Scheduled Hours
2

Current needs are to use 4-10 pm one day each week in pay period and every other weekend days.

2019-08-15
Location
  • Wauwatosa 1220 Dewey Av
    1220 Dewey Ave Wauwatosa, WI 53213
How You'll Make a Difference

Works independently to provide the following three functions: patient service, insurance authorizations and referrals, and assisting patients with their accounts. Greets and registers patients, and collects demographic and insurance information. Maintains, confirms, and secures referrals, authorizations, or pre-certifications needed on physician/clinic services. Maintains the payer authorization database. Responds to patient / guarantor billing inquiries and arranges for payment of current and outstanding balances.


Greets patients and visitors and responds to routine requests for information. Answers telephone, screens calls, and takes messages.

Registers patients; obtains demographic and insurance information; verifies insurance coverage, collects co-pays, deductibles, and previous balances at point of service; posts payments and updates demographic and insurance information.

Schedules patient appointments and coordinates cancellations, reschedules, and additions to schedules. Provides accurate, detailed information regarding test preparations, time patient to arrive, and any other directional information needed by patient.

Updates insurance, financial responsibility and other data when changes or additions occur, and communicates to patient as appropriate. Ensures insurance and patient information obtained is complete and accurate, applying acquired knowledge of government and third party payor requirements. Identifies, reports, and resolves problems regarding registration to appropriate individuals and departments.

Contacts insurance carriers to obtain benefit coverage, policy limitations, authorization/notification, and pre-certifications for patients. Follows up with physician offices, financial counselors, patients and third-party payers to complete the precertification process.

Educates patients, staff and providers regarding referral and authorization requirements, payer coverage, eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and insurance related changes or trends.

Answers patient and guarantor questions about their statement and/or account. Utilizes system and staff to obtain information necessary to answer questions. Responds to complaints and collaborates with patient financial services as necessary.

Arranges for payment of outstanding balances, and negotiates and establishes payment plans with patients. Provides financial options and resources available within the community. Arranges collection activities as appropriate.

Performs visit closure including checking out patients after visit, scheduling follow-up appointments, and providing patients with a visit summary.

Maintains knowledge of and reference materials of the following: Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer requirements, guidelines and policies, insurance plans requiring pre-authorization and a list of current accepted insurance plans.

Qualifications
License & Certifications
None Required.
Education
High School Graduate.
Experience
Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing customer service that includes experiences in reception, scheduling, registration, patient accounts and/or third party payer / pre-authorization requirements.

Knowledge of third-party payers and pre-authorization requirements.Understanding of basic human anatomy, medical terminology and procedures for application in the patient referral / precertification/ authorization processes.Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Intermediate computer skills including experience in using personal computers; including Microsoft Office or similar applications, and electronic mail.Excellent customer service and human relations skills. Strong analytical and organizational skills.Training or experience in keyboarding/data entry with an emphasis on speed and accuracy.Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, and to sort and file information alphabetically and numerically.Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities effectively.

At Aurora Health Care

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.


Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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