Patient Account Specialist

Atlanta, GA | Accounts Receivable

Position Summary:

The Patient Account Specialist reports to the Team Leaders or Section Leaders.  The Patient Account Specialist is responsible for executing all duties for the Patient Statement Process which includes:  taking all inbound phone calls, researching patient issues with insurance, collecting from the patients, transitioning past due patient accounts to outside collections, responding to all patient inquiries via fax/email/calls, processing financial assistance and processing all correspondence. 

Shift 10:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday
Essential Functions
  • Maintain Daily communication with Team Leaders/Section Leaders
  • Maintain a high-level customer service approach to working with Accounts Receivable Specialists, payors and centers.
  • Establish and maintain a high-level customer service approach to working with all patients.
  • PAS will work each call to its conclusion including but not limited to working with other teams to research, review and respond to the patient’s needs and provide follow up within 24 hour period.
  • PAS will be responsible for assigned reports that will be completed in the allotted timeframe. This will include but not limited to Bankruptcies, Death notifications, Agency Referral, Hold Reports, Cancellation reports, Payment Plan reports, statement requests, Address mail changes and any other report that will need to be worked to complete patient record.
  • PAS will be responsible for collecting unpaid balances.
  • PAS will be responsible for processing and batching credit card payments.
  • PAS are responsible for reviewing and completing all assigned reports within the allotted time frame.
  • PAS are responsible for updating patient demographic information from returned mail and address correction reports.
Required knowledge, skills and ability:
Customer service skills: 
  • Ability to represent the Department in a professional manner when interacting with patients, guests, physicians and their staff.
  • Ability to handle service issues professionally.
  • Ability to follow through with customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to patients about their medical conditions and the financial aspects of their care.
  • Ability to coordinate the pre-collection without losing scan and increasing cancellation rate.
  • Ability to type proficiently.
  • Ability to function effectively as an extension of the Center.
  • Be flexible and open-minded in thought processes.
  • Maintain focus under pressure.
  • Share relevant information with other employees.
  • Volunteer to assist others when time permits. 
Medical Terminology & Insurance:
  • Ability to understand basic medical terminology.
  • Ability to calculate deductible and co-insurance correctly.
  • Abilty to read and understand carrier Explanation of Benefits.
All other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate’s degree in Business Administration or related field preferred
Work Experience
  • 2 years Medical Billing experience required
  • Medical insurance billing and claims processing preferred
Required Licenses/Certifications
CPAR – Certified Patient Account Representative preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Hands on knowledge of CPT and ICD codes
  • Excellent phone, communication, organizational skills, computer skills and mathematical skills
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred
  • Epic or eClinicalWorks experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
Note: this job description is not inclusive of all the duties of the position.  You may be asked by leaders to perform other duties. Management reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. 

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GoHealth Urgent Care has outstanding career opportunities in Connecticut, Missouri, New York City, Oklahoma City, San Francisco and the Portland-Vancouver area. And all of these positions have one thing in common: flexibility to practice urgent care medicine the way it was meant to be, without the stress and bureaucracy of hierarchical organizations. With reasonable work hours that don’t emotionally exhaust them or burn them out, our team can balance and prioritize their professional and personal lives.

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