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Patient Financial Access Facilitator

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: November 18, 2022

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 Facilitator is responsible for all functions and processes related to patient check -in,
check-out, registration and scheduling. Obtains and updates the patient 's demographic and financial information in a
sometimes demanding atmosphere utilizing multiple applications to assure timely processing of the patient visit .
Performs a variety of functions including accurate patient identification while adhering to Red Flag procedures to
ensure patient safety. Must stay abreast of all insurance changes and adheres to managed care requirements and
all other information legislated for Health Care as it relates to the health system. Must understand the various
insurance carriers' options and completes insurance entry accurately, satisfying billing requirements to ensure a
payable account. Verifies eligibility of insurances, identifies and collects co -pay balances, and initiates other funding
referrals as outlined by departmental policy when appropriate.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities:
1. -Registration: Initiates and completes patient visit information in accordance with YNHH department protocol.1.1 -Collects necessary patient demographic and insurance information when completing the registration
process.2. -Scheduling: Accurately and promptly schedules patient appointments per department standards.2.1 -Schedules patient appointments by obtaining all necessary patients demographic and insurance
information. Works in collaboration with clinical team to schedule appointments according to facility
schedule, staff availability and patient needs.3. -Insurance: Ensures appropriate financial information is accurately obtained and documented to ensure proper
reimbursement to the health system.3.1 -Demonstrates understanding of the various third party payers and accurately completes insurance entry
in order to satisfy billing requirements.4. -Customer Service: Follows Customer Service guidelines in accordance with YNHH department protocol.4.1 -Ensures smooth functioning of all processes in order to ensure a positive patient experience by
acknowledging and receiving patients, physicians and visitors to the department following the YNHHS
Standard of Professional Behaviors.5. -Resource Management: Utilizes Health System and Department resources to effectively support the patient
experience.5.1 -Participates in designated committees, staff meetings, workgroups, and attends all in-service to support
team building and communication enhancements.6. -Supports Organizational and Departmental Goals6.1 -Performs all functions in accordance with established policies and procedures.7. -Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.7.1 -Identifies and recommends opportunities to improve Patient Access activities.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree preferred. EXPERIENCE One (1) to two (2) years of work experience in a customer service environment preferably in a hospital /physician
office with emphasis on registration, 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 excellent interpersonal and team oriented skills with a strong ability to
interpret insurance benefits and apply to hospital services. Basic computer skills and the ability to adapt to various
programs/systems. Capable of balancing appropriate level of intervention and partnering with clinical staff to insure
the highest quality of patient care. Spanish speaking required for positions in the PCC.

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport , Patient Financial Access Facilitator, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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