Patient Admission and Registration Job In Belle Glade, Florida
ER Registration Specialist (Part Time/Weekends) - Lakeside Medical CenterNext Steps... Apply Now
Position located at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, FL.
To be the Health Care Safety Net for Palm Beach County
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established by the voters as a special taxing district. The safety-net system is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,300 employees. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally-recognized Trauma System that includes the Trauma Hawk Aeromedical Program, adult and pediatric services at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics throughout the county, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short-term or long-term inpatient care at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and the county’s only public hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which serves the rural, western Glades’ communities. For more information, visit www.hcdpbc.org.
To be the Health Care Safety Net for Palm Beach County
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General Statement of Job
This position is responsible for processing all Emergency Room admissions for the hospital. The employee maintains the data integrity in the Mater Patient Index of the computer system.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Assists all patients, family members, physicians, visitors, vendors and employees in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
Supports the hospital’s mission, vision and values by presenting a positive and polite manner and offering assistance to all customers.
Registers Emergency Room patients.
Follows all registration requirements under the EMTALA laws.
Verifies insurance coverage and/or verifies and obtain authorization when necessary.
Obtain and verifie patient demographic information and enters information into the HMS system.
PerformsOffice Assistant duties as needed.
Completes admissions as directed by physicians’ orders via ER or direct admissions.
Obtains authorization on all admissions at the time of admission, if required by Insurance Carrier.
Registers after-hours ancillary visits.
Ensure that all information is scanned into the patient account.
Collects co-pays, coinsurance and/or balance due from Emergency Room patients at the time of service.
Provides written receipts for payments received to the payer.
Verifies the Emergency Room registrations for accuracy and insurance eligibility.
Updates patient information received from nursing in patient records and logs enter into HMS patient account.
Assists the Emergency Services Department as needed.
Explains patient responsibilities related to insurance plans, co-pays and coinsurance.
Obtains all proper signatures for patient consent.
Advises and obtains signatures on all Medicare patients’ “Important Message from Medicare” Form.
Maintains productivity records in accordance with the department’s policies and procedures.
Maintains observance of the fire panel, code blue panel and blood bank panel and notifies appropriate hospital personnel in the event that an abnormality occurs as needed.
Attends and participates in monthly department staff meetings
Reviews and signs off on the Communication Book on a daily basis in accordance with applicable compliance requirements.
Attends mandatory department and hospital in-service training sessions.
Appropriately routes patients’ complaints.
Adheres and follows all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Applies the hospital’s principles of safety in all work practices. Reports any identified safety risks or incidents per the hospital’s policies and procedures.
Maintains current knowledge of requirements and regulations of specific insurance carriers and corresponding insurance forms, as well as state collection laws and HIPAA as it applies to admitting and registration.
Maintains a neat, orderly and safe work area.
Follows all infection control and employee health policies and procedures at all times.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times according to the hospital’s established policies and procedures.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum of two (2) years experience preferred. Knowledgeable in Medicare compliance guidelines, Florida Medicaid and third-party insurance companies preferred.
The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.
Dedicated to the Health of the Community The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County.