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Emergency Department Patient Services Representative

Description

UPMC Corporate Services is hiring a part-time Emergency Department Patient Services Representative to support the Emergency Department located at the Resolve Crisis Clinic. 

Status: Part-time, 24 hours per week

Shift: primarily 11:00pm - 7:00am, occasionally 7:00pm-7:00am

Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

An Emergency Department Patient Services Representative is responsible for welcoming patients upon arrival, promoting the usage of new and emerging consumer-friendly technologies, educating patients on their copayments and financial obligations and collecting payments when applicable, connecting patients to financial advocacy resources when appropriate, updating patient’s demographics and insurance coverage information, collecting consent signatures and promoting an overall culture of service excellence. 

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network , that support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

We are seeking candidates with a strong health care background and a desire to be empowered to ensure a positive experience during a patient's visit to a UPMC Hospital.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reconciliation and maintenance of First Net Emergency Department Tracking Board and Hospital ADT system.
  • Accountable for accurate registration into hospital ADT and/or clinical system during system downtime with monitoring and reconciliation of every patient for accuracy.Central Resource for all ADT registration and problem resolution during evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Confirms insurance eligibility, accountable for third party reimbursement and coordination of benefits to support a seamless billing process.
  • Counsels patients regarding insurance coverage and expected financial liability. Collects and records patient payments including co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles on the day of service.
  • Provides a warm greeting for all patients. Support and contribute to UPMC core values and guiding principles of Your Care. Our Commitment and abide by all UPMC departmental policies, procedures and goals in the process of performing all job responsibilities. Incorporates acts of dignity and respect in daily interactions.
  • Proper patient identification to start clinical record (utilizing biometrics if applicable)
  • Facilitator of financial gatekeeping with clinical partners.
  • Accountable for maintaining a close working relationship with clinical partners to assure continual open communication with pertinent information obtained such as any alias name changes, information blocks to prevent release of information, and behavioral health insurance payors to assure timely data integrity of accounts.
  • Obtains or updates necessary demographic and insurance related information.
  • Works independently to perform a timely patient interview and registration for services at the bed side.
  • Generates and completes all applicable forms and necessary communications. Obtains applicable signature for consent to treat and financial responsibility, along with signatures on any required forms, while following all HIPAA rules and regulations and maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional when faced with stressful situations, while simultaneously prioritizing all work activities.
  • Anticipates and responds to inquiries from patients, visitors, hospital personnel, government agencies, etc. under all conditions and circumstances.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years' experience in a healthcare or one year in a medical/billing/fiscal setting or six months in a UPMC Patient Access Position
  • Medical Terminology, third party health care coverage experience and strong understanding of managed care regulations are preferred
  • Experience with personal computer based applications, other various office equipment and proficient typing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Initiative to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work well under pressure.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter
 

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct