Patient Account Representative
WestCare Health System - Sylva, NC

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Summary : The Patient Account Representative must establish controls for filing of all insurance also monitoring on a priority basis the payment status of patient accounts ensuring that all possible monies are received from either the insurance company or the patient and successfully closing out accounts.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Skills : Must have good communication and telephone skills.
Experience: A minimum of one-year hospital experience is preferred but not required. Experience working with computer and word processing system is preferred but not required.
Other: Knowledge of medical insurance preferred. Ability to work in stressful situations while maintaining composure and a professional attitude a must.
Physical Requirements: Long periods of sedentary work and computer keyboarding is required. Occasional lifting, (up to 25 pounds), stooping and reaching. This position will also require walking and getting up and down at times.
Working Environment: Will be required to work in a busy office setting with numerous people and interruptions so must be able to focus on the task at hand. Keyboards and chairs will be adjustable for the appropriate workspace. Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
This position requires that the employee take at least one vacation per annum consisting of no less than five (5) consecutive work days. No exceptions to this requirement may be granted. In the event the employee does not have sufficient vacation accrued, the employee may elect to borrow against future accruals.