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Patient Financial Access Specialist-ED

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.The Patient Financial Access Specialist-ED is responsible for all functions and processes related to patient
registration in all the YNHH Emergency Departments (ED) locations and Admitting areas. Utilizing effective
communication and technology, proficiently assesses and balances the patient volume in a highly acute and /or
non-acute environment assuring the timely processing of the visit. Consistently exhibits emotional maturity in order
to provide excellent customer service as outlined in the hospital 's standards of Professional Behaviors. Remains a
"grace under fire" within the emergency setting during traumatically intense circumstances. Obtains and updates the
patient's demographics while adhering to the Patient Identity/Red Flag procedures to ensure patient safety.
Understands the various insurance carriers by electronically verifying insurance eligibility and enters insurance
accurately to satisfy billing requirements. Identifies co-payments and/or deductibles that are required at the point of
service for both emergency visits and elective admissions. When applicable, initiates other funding referrals as
outlined by departmental policy. Obtains all required financial documentation at the time of registration. Actively
participates with other Departments and specialized protocol teams (trauma, stroke, cardiac, morgue, and blood
draw station) to ensure a cohesive, efficient work environment. Processes a variety of In -patient bookings (direct
admission, surgery, maternity etc.). This would include but not limited to escorting patients to their treatment
location. Maintains the visitor volume with the distribution of passes at all hospital access points. In conjunction with
the Emergency Preparedness guidelines, maintains proficiency in both incident planning and downtime procedures.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities:
1.Interviewing/Demographic Information: Obtains and accurately records all patient demographic fields within
the patient's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for both clinical and financial use. Adheres to the Patient
Identity/Red Flag procedures when preforming the arrival and interview processes. For additional patient
identity security measures, obtains a digital photo image for the patient 's EMR and provides the patient with
information or an activation code to the MyChart application.1.1During the arrival process, properly identifies patients in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to
Patient Identity/Red Flag rules to ensure patient safety. Prints patient identification label and places ID
band on all patients to assure proper patient identification.2.Insurance and Billing requirements: Ensures accurate billing information is obtained and verified at the point of
service. Initiates financial documentation for all 'true' self-pay accounts. Presents and obtains signatures for
applicable financial documents as it relates to the visit. Collects co -payments and/or deductibles due, along
with providing explanation of benefits.2.1Demonstrates a solid understanding of the various third party payers, and accurately completes
insurance entry in order to satisfy billing requirements.3.ED Registration Functions: To manage the ED Track Board as it relates to prioritizing the patient flow for the
registration process within the Emergency Department setting. For emergency preparedness must be
proficient in downtime and incident planning. Must share in the equal percentage of registrations, along with
the ability to work the various designed registration work queues.3.1Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the ED Track Board in order to manage patient flow through
the Emergency Department. Consistently manages the registration columns and the various tabs to
maintain an accurate and real-time work list reflecting the registration status.4.Admitting Functions: In accordance with the established admitting procedures, proficiently process the
various types of In-patient bookings (direct admits, maternity, etc.). Provides directions for scheduled
appointments at each access points. Escorts patients (walking or wheelchair) to treatment areas when
applicable. Maintains the visitor volume and accurately produces visitation passes, while adhering to visitor
pass restrictions protocol.4.1For directional purposes, displays detailed knowledge of the overall department locations within the
hospital.5.Resource Management/Supports Organizational and Departmental goals: To meet the goals of the
organization and department, provides excellent customer service to the patient and their families.5.1Maintains all required system and web application login codes to ensure they are active for utilization at
all times.6.Customer Service: Follows Customer Service guidelines in accordance with YNHH department protocol.6.1Ensures smooth functioning of all processes in order to guarantee a positive patient experience by
acknowledging and receiving patients, physicians and visitors to the department following the YNHHS
Standard of Professional Behaviors.7.Additional Functions: Ability to multitask and exhibit proficiency with non-traditional registration assignments
within the emergency department setting.7.1Exhibits proficiency in the processing of Cath Lab arrivals.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred. EXPERIENCE Two (2) to three (3) years' work experience in a customer service environment preferably in any medical office
environment or hospital setting with emphasis on registration and/or scheduling, third party insurance verification and
financial clearance dealing with all aspects of medical insurance and eligibility requirements preferred. LICENSURE NA SPECIAL SKILLS Self-directed, well organized and exhibiting team oriented skills with the ability and desire to educate and advocate
for patients and their families. Must be able to multitask and reprioritize in response to fluctuations in volume .
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a wide variety of individuals including clinical staff in order
to meet the patient's needs. Excellent investigative, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Intermediate
computer skills and the ability to adapt to various programs/systems. Demonstrated proficiency in understanding
registration work queues that affect workflow. Must be able to provide training or in -service to other staff and areas
within the department and Hospital. Consistently demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills in
coordination with the Standards of Professional Behavior with the ability to communicate complex requirements
across clinical and financial disciplines.

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich , Patient Financial Access Specialist-ED, Accounting, Auditing , Greenwich, Connecticut

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