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Patient Access Representative

Description

Schedule:  Daytime Monday - Friday (rotating shifts)

Do you enjoy providing great customer service, and have the ability to work independently and in a team environment?

Blair Medical Associates is hiring a full time Patient Access Representative to work out of our office in Altoona, PA! 

In this role,  you would be responsible for greeting and registering incoming patients, checking patients out after their visit, and scheduling future appointments. 

Responsibilities:

  • Verifies patient appointment time, physician they are scheduled to see and insurance to be billed; updates patient appointment status.
  • Works on Wait/Rescheduling lists for providers and resources and schedules patients accordingly.
  • Carries out alternative workflows during system(s) downtime.
  • Follows all workflows related to your department.
  • Works charge work queues.
  • Collect copays. Enter all payments into UPAY and print receipts for all monies collected. Balance following policy at end of each day.
  • Checks for any special type appointment and obtain any eligibility requirements needed.
  • Registers incoming new/established patients by verifying or entering current demographic/insurance information into the computer system. Obtains the required signatures on paperwork.
  • Communicates effectively with patient to understand their AVS.
  • Answers telephones, directs and handle calls as needed.
  • Works with patients on utilization of Welcome Kiosks.
  • Works Encounters without Charges report.
  • Assists patients with questions about insurance and UPMC/BMA policies.
  • Maintains & troubleshoot problems that arise with computers, printers, scanners, label printers and Welcome Kiosks. Reports malfunctioning equipment by ticket submission.
  • Schedules future appointments for BMA Providers or Resources via telephone and/or in person from AVS, pools or staff messages.

 

Qualifications

 

  • High School Degree or equivalent is required.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Secretarial School preferred.
  • Minimum of six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge and experience.
  • Medical Terminology; Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; Must have the ability to effectively communicate information to patients and physicians in one-on-one situations.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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