The Patient Access SpecialistResource (PASR) gathers and records required information about patients, provides customer services which includes confirming health insurance coverage, determining individual financial obligations, verifying that necessary authorizations for care have been obtained, scheduling physician office appointments, cancer treatment appointments, and ancillary appointments, and assisting patients in an office or practice setting. This position may be responsible for scheduling a high volume of complicated patient procedures and clinic appointments. This position will serve as a liaison and information resources for physicians, nursing support staff, and coworkers, referring physician offices, patients and insurance companies on referral requirements per diagnosis and service. This role will be required to answer incoming calls to the clinic, to schedule, transfer, or triage to a clinical team. This role will explain detailed complicated procedures to patients and answer any patient questions or concerns within scope. Works closely with other medicine/surgery clinics for appointment coordination. Works reschedule and wait lists when necessary; Prepare and mail, fax, or email new patient information packets when necessary; Direct patients to appropriate providers for other health care issues; Complete and route direct referrals to other clinical services; Enter patient information accurately into the electronic medical record when necessary.
One year of experience in a medical office setting, including high-volume direct patient contact, scheduling of appointments and obtaining managed care authorizations.
The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of PAS policies and procedures.
Candidates will have demonstrated advanced PAS user skills as well as extensive knowledge of integrated care at OHSU.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Appointment scheduling experience.
Basic computer keyboarding skills including typing of 40-50wpm.
Proficient computer skills including word processing.
Extremely high level of attention to detail.
Strong customer service orientation.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication, listening skills and awareness of self.
Demonstrated reliable attendance record.
Demonstrated effectiveness in confrontational customer interactions.
Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills in resolving patient concerns, scheduling challenges and managed care related problems.
Demonstrated understanding of managed care. Demonstrated reliable attendance record.
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