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Patient Access Associate 1 - bilingual

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:

The Patient Access Associate 1 is responsible for financial counseling and insurance verification, and notification to patients and/or guardians of financial responsibility. Identifies and communicates payer authorizations and referral requirements as required.Job Responsibilities

  • Works independently to complete assignments without close supervision; Improves inefficiencies and minimizes repetitive errors by changing/improving workflow processes; Uses a logical process to identify the cause of problems and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Selects an appropriate method of communication for audiences and adjusts communication style when needed.
  • Explains insurance benefits and patient liability by using appropriate communication methods/styles.
  • Applies knowledge of online payer verification systems to obtain and validate insurance information on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Coordinates with other departments to assist or transport patients/visitors requiring special attention/support; Interviews patients to secure and document required medical, financial, demographic and insurance information.
  • Educates and assists patients with the completion/submission of applications for alternative sources of payment for healthcare services including medical assistance programs, loans and grants.
  • Reports safety hazards/violations and takes appropriate action to protect the environment and guests until help arrives - if necessary.
  • Communicates scheduling changes to patients, staff, physicians and patient representatives in a timely and professional manner.
  • May perform additional duties as required.

    Additional RequirementsExperience - 1 year of customer service or 1 year of experience in a medical setting. Or Associates degree in lieu of experience.
    Education - High School diploma or equivalent.

Keywords: Inova Health System, Washington DC , Patient Access Associate 1 - bilingual, Other , Fairfax, DC

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