Patient Access Specialist

Professional/Technical Escondido, California


Requisition ID
33604
Department
Practice Admin
Location
Escondido, California
Union
Not Applicable
Job Type
Full-Time
Shift
Day
Hours Per Shift
8
Hours Per Pay Period
80

Description

The Patient Access Specialist I (PAS I) coordinates with physician office staff and patients via the telephone to ensure accurate, prompt and courteous scheduling of primary care appointments, such as preventative screenings or routine office visits.  The PAS I is responsible for delivering superior service, answering phones, confirming appointments, communicating with all departments and individuals regarding matters related to patient care, and obtaining and entering accurate demographic/insurance information for all encounters including patient financial expectations

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Promptly answers incoming calls to schedule appointments in Practice Management System (PMS) for patients and/or referring physician offices; makes outbound calls when follow-up is needed
  • Ensures efficient processing and documentation of all information required for insurance verification, registration and billing in PMS.
  • Demonstrates superior customer service to all external and internal customers, anticipating customer needs and resolving their questions/concerns, and helps facilitate smooth flow of customer phone calls.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, and/or other departments on the phone and through email regarding delays or any issues relating to patient appointments and authorizations.
  • Consistently achieves team metric standards and expectations
  • Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Positively support mission, vision and values of the organization and accepts and implements coaching and feedback in order to achieve individual and team performance goals.
  • Brings forth any compliance/ethics issues and recommendations for operational improvement.
  • Ensures successful adherence to policies, procedures and changes to the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • REQUIREMENTS:

    • High school diploma or GED required. Three years of scheduling experience within healthcare required. One year of scheduling experience within a multi-specialty medical practice required

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.