Admissions Specialist

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Location:
Stephenville, TX US
Job ID:
101046
Area of Interest:
Clerical/Admin.
Job Type:
Full Time
Facility:
Texas Health Stephenville


Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Stephenville is currently seeking to hire a full time Admissions Specialist in their Emergency Room Admissions Department.

Hours/Schedule:
Full Time, 2nd shift.
5:00pm - 12:30am; Monday - Friday

Must be available to attend 2-3 weeks of training period initially, Monday to Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

PLEASE NOTE:
This position is located inside the Emergency Room. It is a fast paced environment that requires quick thinking when dealing with emergency situations. In this role, the Admissions Specialist will be exposed to various clinical emergencies as patients arrive to the ER. The majority of the shift will be spent on your feet as you register patients.

Required minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Required minimum experience:
1 year of related experience required
Other hospital and physician office experience is helpful
2-3 years of hospital admissions experience is preferred.
Medical Insurance Verification experience preferred

Required license/certification:
CHAA - Certified Healthcare Access Associate upon hire preferred
CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 60 Days of hire required

Required skills (if applicable):
Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
Ability to type, spell, write or print legibly with general knowledge of personal computers required. Strong interpersonal communication, documentation and customer service skills required.

Job Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):
*Accurately gathers complete financial and demographic information to ensure medical records/billing process flows efficiently.
*Obtains and/or updates verification of benefits and/or pre-certification for applicable tests and/or procedures.
*Prepares, presents, and thoroughly explains applicable legal, ethical, and compliance documents; ensures proper consents are signed by the appropriate parties. Maintains documentation of the same.
*Maximizes reimbursement for services rendered by appropriately identifying insurance carrier, benefits, etc. Prevents denials by ensuring timely notification of admission to insurance carriers.
*Assists patients in understanding financial obligations; collects co-payments, self-pay deposits, and patient balances to reduce Accounts Receivable.
*Stays abreast of and complies with applicable regulations, entity and/or system policies and procedures. Maintains customer service and/or productivity guidelines set forth by applicable leadership.
*Completes other duties as assigned.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a full-service, 98-bed hospital serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital offers surgical services, women’s and infants’ services, advanced diagnostic imaging, sleep lab and a wound care program. Texas Health Stephenville has received accreditation as a Level IV trauma center, Cycle III Chest Pain Center by Society of Chest Pain Centers and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The hospital was named a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization and received Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Stephenville is about an hour away from Fort Worth, so if peaceful surroundings in a rural area are the style you're looking for in your career, consider Texas Health Stephenville
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