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Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385-bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative, patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. â�¯Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
To process new and return patient registrations for outpatient procedures; complete registration for new patients upon appointment arrival; update demographic and insurance data of established patients; verify insurance benefits for timely reimbursement from federal and state intermediaries and contracted commercial payers; ensure the accuracy and integrity of patient demographics and insurance data in the information systems.
These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Process pre-registration forms by entering demographic and insurance data in the information systems, verifying insurance benefits to validate policy coverage and reimbursement, creating patient financial folder for pre-registration documents filing, insuring all necessary demographic and insurance information are captured on the pre-registration form in preparation of new patient appointment arrival.
Complete the registration process for new patients upon arrival by obtaining the required signatures on the following forms: Conditions of Admission, Assignment of Benefits, Medical Release, Medicare Screening, Arbitration agreement, and providing Patient Rights/Responsibilities and Your Right To Make Decisions About Medical Treatment. This also includes photocopying the patientâ��s identification and insurance card(s), validating demographic and insurance information for accuracy, updating any discrepancies in the information systems, ensure attendance of the registration appointment schedule, submit appropriate authorizations and ensure authorizations/pre-certs are received prior to services rendered.
Process patient registration update forms and other related documentation by updating the information systems, verifying insurance benefits and notifying the appropriate departments of changes.
Review system reports to discharge accounts and create new accounts for discharged accts. Maintain and update the SMS insurance and Doctor Master list. Trouble shoot and relay computer issues to supervisor.
Coordinate and manage patient flow in the department by providing directions and general information to patients.
Outside contacts: Interaction with patients and their family members. Interaction with insurance carriers, referring Physicians, Physician office staff and Hospital admitting staff.
Inside contacts: Interaction with facility departmental staff, including Depâ��t Managers, Physicians, Medical Secretaries, Schedulers and Patient Accounting Reps.
Providing quality service to internal and external customers in a demanding environment by prioritizing incoming workload and assisting patients.
DECISION MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluating patient information relative to adequacy and how to correct inaccurate data or obtain missing data. Make certain of the proper routing of patients based on scheduled services and coordination of patient flow.
Analyze patient financial responsibility for referral to Financial Counselor.
Qualifications - External
High School Diploma or GED
Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position.
Possess excellent customer service skills in pressure situations
Possess excellent communication skills
1-2 years of recent experience in patient registration or equivalent in a hospital setting
Experience and understanding of insurance plans and benefits and the verification process
Ability to work in a team environment
Thorough knowledge of each Physicians/Departments unique registration requirements
Good PC skills as they relate to registration/patient accounting systems, email and other Microsoft applications. Experience with SMS desirable
Ability to prioritize and manage individual assignments for the overall improvement of the registration process
Knowledge of financial counseling process and ability to provide services to support the financial counselor. Services include assisting patients in understanding their insurance plan along with their financial responsibility as it relates to deductibles, co-payments, coinsurances, out-of-network benefits and any non-covered services. Collect deposits and payments from patients for the scheduled services.
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.