Patient Access Representative
Summa Health System - Akron, OH

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Can act as initial contact for any/all Patient Access services including but not limited to: Scheduling of procedures, pre-admission/admission data collection; inpatient admission/updating and ongoing maintenance of inpatient bed/patient census activity; obtain pre-certification/verification of insurance and identified patient financial information; collect co-pay and process receipt and provide financial counseling/customer service support e.g., establish payment plan; initiate care assurance and worker¿s comp 'applications,¿ etc.
Post high school level coursework in healthcare, accounting, business or public relations.
One to two years experience in Registration, Insurance Verification/Pre-Certification, Financial counseling, Patient Accounts and/or Customer Service functions, preferably in a medical setting, or a combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of verification and authorization requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, managed care plans, workers compensation and other third party payers.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to pass typing test administered by HR of 30 WPM.
Ability to pass medical terminology exam administered by HR.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office/window based applications.
CPR certification required, must be completed within six months of hire/transfer to position if not possessed at hire.



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Acute care hospitals plus a network of outpatient and primary care clinics plus a health care plan yields the sum of Summa Health System....