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Patient Access Rep

Company: Franciscan Medical Group
Location: Auburn
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient
experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new
health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system
builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly
5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the
health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the
Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From
basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet
their needs with convenient access to the region's most prestigious experts and innovative treatments
and technologies.

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

- Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
- Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
- Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
- premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and
household needs
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
- Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
- Adoption Assistance
- Wellness Program

Franciscan Medical Group, as part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is currently looking for a
full-time Patient Access Rep for the fast-paced Franciscan Heart & Vascular Clinic in Auburn, WA.

Free parking and no weekends or organizationally recognized holidays required.

Job Summary:
This job is responsible for performing a variety of general administrative support duties associated with
the patient intake process for the Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) outpatient clinics in accordance with

established internal guidelines and procedures. Incumbents typically interact with patients directly at the
front desk and/or on the phone to perform follow-up activities.
Work includes: 1) ensuring patient is checked in/out for care; 2) collecting and entering demographic and
financial data in the patient's medical record; 3) gathering/validating insurance information using routine
methods, scheduling patient appointments; 4) collecting co-pays, co-insurance and prior balances; 5)
obtaining and processing of referrals, authorizations and pre-certifications for patients requiring ancillary
testing and/or surgical procedures; and 6) working with patients to ensure the patient's referral needs are
fulfilled and determining insurance benefit coverage for hardware related items such as retail contact
lenses by working directly with patients' insurance carriers, ever needed.
Work requires critical thinking, hearing the needs of the patient meeting those needs by offering multiple
options and solutions, knowledge of insurance authorization/billing requirements and
privacy/confidentiality practices, as well as knowledge of medical terminology and the patient intake
process. An incumbent following proper channels of communication in handling daily and routine
problems and recognizing issues that need referral to management. Strong customer service skills are
required offering the highest level of service to every patient every time.
An incumbent is generally located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the phone or at
the front desk, interacting with patients directly.

Essential Duties:
- Registers and/or checks patients in/out.
- Handles and reconciles payments.
- Continually monitor and reconcile issues prior to patient visit.
- Processes referral orders and/or pre-authorizations.
- Coordinates appointments and ancillary services.
- Responds to patient questions regarding routine billing and insurance matters.
- Coordinates patient instructional/education activities.

Education/Work Experience:
- One year of customer service work experience is required, two years preferred. Healthcare or
Call Center experience preferred.

Keywords: Franciscan Medical Group, Auburn , Patient Access Rep, Other , Auburn, Washington

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