Central Registration Specialist - Aston Ambulatory Care Center
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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016
UT Soutwestern University Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFull/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years health care experience, preferably directly related to benefits, insurance verification, etc. Bachelor's degree preferred.
1.Reviews, verifies, and obtains demographic, guarantor, subscriber, and payor information to successfully complete benefits verification, authorization, and precertification processes.
2.Coordinate with patient, referring location, scheduled service area, financial counselors, and others as appropriate to obtain additional information or provide an update on patient's financial status.
3.Counsels offices and/or patients when an "out of network" situation becomes apparent or other potential payor technicalities arise.
4.Coordinates with Financial Counselor, clinic, patient or other appropriate party to identify funding source and additional information needed to secure accurate third party billing and/or patient financial responsibility.
5.Ensures that 1) patient is aware of financial obligations, projected long term costs of care; 2) ensures that patient has access to financial education material; 3) ensures that patient has signed the appropriate financial waivers acknowledgement financial obligation.
6.Provides financial planning and counseling to patients and families in order to obtain payment for services rendered in accordance with policies and guidelines.
7.Works closely with various agencies and departments throughout the health system to ensure correct billing as well as effective patient account resolution.
8.Ensures accuracy and compliance with system policies related to data collection, patient and family education, patient rights and responsibilities, legal consents, and release of information.
9.Maintains compliance with JCAHO, patient responsibilities and rights, HIPAA, and system contracts with third-party payors.
10.Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..