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Job Title Patient Access Representative Location Danville, PA Job Category Administrative Support Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GMC Outpatient Patient Access Services Team Date posted 06/10/2024 Job ID R-63452

Job Summary

Job Description Summary Geisinger’s Patient Access Representatives (PARs) are excellent communicators who handle patient inquiries every day — all while maintaining empathy, professionalism and providing a positive patient experience.  

Job Duties

  • Responsible for front line support to the department. Coordinates and performs front line office activities in an effective and efficient manner for the department. Greets and registers incoming patients, supports the patient check out process and schedules future appointments as applicable.
  • Responsible for checking patients in for appointments and accurately verifying demographics.
  • Assures all check-in procedures are completed and monitors patient wait times, communicating changes to the patient as necessary.
  • Reads and interprets insurance responses.
  • Understands general guidelines and insurance rank requirement to properly assign primary, secondary, and tertiary insurance per encounter.
  • Ensures patient receives necessary disclosure and privacy information, obtains necessary legal and financial signatures.
  • Communicates financial obligations to patients and collects fees at time of service as appropriate.
  • Communicates the purpose of and completes all necessary regulatory forms with patient.
  • Completes patient's visit by scheduling any necessary follow up appointments to include any specialty or ancillary services as possible.
  • Processes multi-channel messages related to patient and/or physician requests regarding: appointments, referrals, prescriptions, and complaints.
  • Notifies patient or guarantor of anticipated financial responsibility including copays, deductibles, or coinsurances and collects accordingly.
  • Performs cash posting following department guidelines.
  • Abides by organizational and HIPAA guidelines, privacy practices, patient confidentiality and patient rights.
  • Independently works work queues to ensure timely resolution of all accounts.
  • Maintain productivity and quality performance expectations
  • Must maintain high regard for confidentiality.
  • Accurately performs medical record maintenance and releases.
  • Assists with referrals and pre-certifications, at the time of encounter.
  • Properly utilizes and maintains patient recall and reschedule lists.


Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

  • Hours:  Rotating shifts between 7am - 5pm​

  • Holidays:  No Major Holidays

  • Travel:  None

 

Geisinger cares abot not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more: https://jobs.geisinger.org/diversity 

 

Benefits of working at Geisinger: 

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one  

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents   

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)   

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage   

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions   

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly   

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year   

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive   

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones   

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.   

  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance   

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Skills

Clerical I; Communication; Customer Service; Office Politics And Confidentiality

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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