University of Maryland Medical SystemUniversity of Maryland Medical System

Largo ,MD ,US
Job Description
Job Description

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

1.      Serves as the first point of contact for patients and visitors who enter the facilities and is responsible for all aspects of customer service for Patient Access/Patient Administrative Services areas in a manner that ensures a customer focused, quality conscious work climate recognizing that patients visits are filled with anxiety and unknowns.

2.      Primary functions include focusing on interpersonal skills, data collection, the ability to assess situations, and to assist the team in developing solutions to achieve excellence in customer service while ensuring the financial viability of the hospital.

3.      Collects and verifies patient and insurance demographics, verifies insurance benefits and coverage by reviewing benefits collection in Epic, provides cost estimates, securing pre-certifications and/or pre-notifications for patient services, collection of co-pay and deposits prior to services and providing financial assistance to patient. 

4.      Provides wayfinding to all clinics which Patient Administrative Services provides registration assistance.  Staff must be aware of clinic locations in order to safely and efficiently navigate patients to their appointments.

5.      Maintains regulatory and functional knowledge of all registration information required, which ensures timely and accurate reporting/billing; also obtains all required signatures, and performs clerical duties as necessary.

6.      Educates patients regarding adequate insurance coverage.  Understands applicable hospital and physician billing requirements and communicates the proper procedures and requirements to patients.

7.      Communicates coverage issues to the service areas; works with patients and staff to resolve.

8.      Ensures accuracy and completion of paperwork, prior to filing admissions. Contacts physician/clinical staff to assist with incomplete patient registration paperwork.  Distributes admission documents if required.

9.      Maintains department scheduling templates for applicable providers in outpatient department locations. Ensuring appropriate scheduling utilization.

10.   Maintains consistent contact with the Care Management team and Social Work departments to ensure required information has been obtained for reimbursement, and that pre-admission and pre-certification requirements are followed.

11.   Assists supervisor with training of new Admitting staff by demonstrating department operating processes and procedures.

Company Description

Treating over 330,000 patients every year, the University of Maryland Medical Center is at the vital core of Maryland’s health care system and community. We’re known for our prestigious expertise in innovative research and education, along with the talented staff and advanced centers that make it all possible. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the world’s first center dedicated to trauma, treats more than 7,500 critically injured patients a year with an incredible 97 percent survival rate. We also have one of the nation’s largest kidney and pancreas transplant programs at The Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Division of Transplantation, home to Maryland’s first steroid-free protocol and pancreas/kidney transplant. From our National Cancer Institute-designated UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center to The University of Maryland’s Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric centers in the state, we are dedicated to saving and transforming lives.

  • Completion of a high school level education with attainment of a high school diploma or a State High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) is required.
  • Certification and memberships to local organizations such as AAHAM, NAHAM, etc. preferred.
  • 1 year of work experience in a clerical, customer service or receptionist position, preferably in a healthcare setting is required. 2 years’ work experience preferred.
Additional Information

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