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The Patient Registrar is responsible for the efficient and orderly registration of patients and the collection of payments at the time services are rendered. Obtains accurate and complete patient demographic and financial information, obtains required consents and authorizations and ensures patients are aware of medical center policies, procedures and third party payer requirements. Provides additional directions and information to ensure continuity of patient care.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
*Understands and operationalizes federal regulations regarding Advance Directives, COBRA, Medicare, Corporate Compliance, Joint Commission, OSHA and HIPAA; reports safety and customer concerns.
*Receives and processes reservations from physicians and/or representatives for all services; secures required patient information, including applicable physicians, medical necessity/diagnosis, insurance, pre-certification/referral information and third party payer requirements; coordinates the scheduling of tests and/or bed assignments in various departments as needed.
*Interviews and registers incoming patients in person or via telephone, which initiates the medical record and the patient account; obtains and data enters patient demographic and financial information in the medical center computer systems; ensures data integrity, completeness and confidentiality in a variety of areas as assigned by supervisor; may perform insurance verification related duties such as securing insurance benefits and prior authorization as assigned.
*Describes medical center payment policies and expectations, provides financial options to patients, explains insurance coverage and responsible party obligations; communicates insurance non-coverage to the patient; delivers a notice of non-coverage when necessary; obtains and witnesses necessary signatures on medical center forms.
*Supports the financial goals of Bryan Medical Center by assuring timely collection of patient deductibles, co-insurance and deposits; identifies underinsured, uninsured and self-pay patients for immediate referral to financial counselors for pursuit of third party payers.
*Collects payments according to area procedure; writes receipts and acts as cashier after hours, including balancing of petty cash per department specific procedure; secures/releases patient valuables (money, credit cards, jewelry, etc.), writes receipt and maintain logs/audits; secures motel/respite rooms for patients and/or families as needed.
*Generates, assembles, files, logs and distributes patient charts including forms, physicians orders, armbands and labels according to patient type and specific department needs.
*Updates patient demographic and financial information to ensure complete and accurate files; enters on-line computer comments to assist others who access the patient record; delivers admission and/or other applicable paperwork to the nursing units.
*Distributes/audits working reports related to registration, including those associated with charges, census, overdue arrivals, Medicare audit, and others as related to department specifics; follows computer downtime procedures.
*Based upon patient's condition, transports or arranges for transport of patients; assists patients, families, and visitors in a professional, courteous and constructive manner to assure a continuum of quality patient care.
*Reads, reviews and operationalizes new/revised policies/procedures via email, postings, mailings, voice mail and meetings.
*Follows Medical Center protocols in communicating and releasing patient information.
High school diploma or equivalency required. Prior office experience in a medical setting preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology desired. Must be 19 years of age to witness legal consents
Bryan Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, marital, disability and/or veteran status. Bryan Health hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.