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Patient Admission Representative

Company: University of Utah Health
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA
This position is responsible for a variety of functions during the admission process of the revenue cycle. The incumbent completes patient interviews in order to accurately identify patients, and collect demographics and insurance information. The incumbent may collect patient responsibility payments. The position routinely works with clinicians and physicians. This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.
Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

  • Interviews patients to obtain correct patient identification, demographic information, and revenue cycle activities in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

  • Registers patients according to state and federal regulations, including assuring accurate admission class.

  • Completes basic compliance counseling with patients during registration, including discussion of HIPAA regulations and important messages from Medicare and Medicare coverage, including Part D.

  • Assists patients with questions about financial arrangements, billing and other financial policies, or refers patient to appropriate assistance.

  • Identifies and collects patient financial responsibility, when appropriate.

  • Completes reports and work queues, as assigned.

  • Completes bedside registrations, as needed.

  • Schedules, registers, and arrives appointments for various ancillary services.

  • Corrects and edits registration errors to ensure proper billing.

  • Collaborates with clinicians and other departments to provide an exceptional patient experience.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a large workload in stressful situations.

    • Demonstrated critical thinking, human relations, and verbal and written communication skills.

    • Ability to quickly navigate through various hospital software applications.

    • Strong customer service skills.

    • Ability to discuss financial and insurance issues with patients and request payment, when appropriate.

      Qualifications Required

      • Associate's degree in a health care related field, or the equivalency.

        Qualifications (Preferred)

        • Bilingual language (Spanish) skills.

        • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology.

          Working Conditions and Physical Demands
          Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

          • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

            Physical Requirements
            Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing
            Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed
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            EEO Statement
            University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
            Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
            University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
            To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
            Sherrie Hayashi
            Director/ Title IX Coordinator
            Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
            383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
            Salt Lake City, UT 84112
            Online reports may be submitted
            For more information:
            The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
            This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
            Requisition Number 59474
            Reg/Temp Regular
            Employment Type Full-Time
            Shift Variable
            Work Schedule Variable
            Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical
            Location Name University of Utah Hospital
            Workplace Set Up On-site
            City SALT LAKE CITY
            State UT
            Department COR ISC 10D PAT ACCESS FIN SVC
            Category Customer Service

Keywords: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City , Patient Admission Representative, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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