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Access Lead

  • Job ID: 230998309
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8-4:30p M-F
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: Ortho Spine Assoc UPMC
  • Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.78 to $24.08 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine is hiring a full-time Access Lead to support their team in Wexford, PA at their brand new Orthopedic practice: UPMC Outpatient Center. This position will work Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm with travel to clinics in New Castle and Sewickley 2-3 times a week.

In addition to front desk check-in and check-out responsibilities, this person would be responsible for scheduling office visits and testing, coordinating referrals, obtaining testing and surgical authorizations. Strong leadership qualities is a must, as this person would eventually help provide oversight to an administrative team as the practice volume grows

The ideal candidate will have prior medical office experience and strong leadership qualities as this person will eventually help provide oversight to an adminstrative team as the practice volume grows.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Advise the clinical staff of the need for a possible referral to a participating health care facility when appropriate.
  • Serve as an advocate, resource, troubleshooter, and designated leader at specific work sites. Represents Management and is empowered to make decisions.
  • Monitor patient flow and respond to changes in workload, patient volume, and staffing levels, planning services accordingly.
  • Works various revenue reports within established time frames. Takes action accordingly to ensure a successful billing process.
  • Ensure precertification requirements have been met prior to treatment.
  • Interact with the clinical staff and/or ancillary departments to resolve reimbursement issues.
  • Responsible for training new staff and orienting to department work area. Provide ongoing education and communication as necessary.
  • Provide feedback on a regular basis to management about all personnel, department issues and concerns for areas of direct responsibility.
  • Update patient demographic and insurance information in the system as necessary. Verify insurance benefit information with all available carriers via electronic verification system or telephone if not previously completed.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 3 years of experience in a related fiscal/admissions/registration function,
    • OR Associate degree and 1 year experience
    •  OR an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Medical terminology, third party health care coverage experience and strong understanding of managed care regulations are required.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and be able to remain professional and courteous when dealing with sensitive issues and stressful circumstances. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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