Registrar Rio Grande PRN (As needed) in McAllen, TX at Parallon

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    McAllen, TX
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/30/2018

Job Description

Responsible for timely and accurate patient registration.  Interviews patients for all pertinent account information and verifies insurance coverage.
 
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

•         Interview patients at workstation or at bedside to obtain all necessary account information.  Bed-side registration performed utilizing carts/computers on wheels

•         Ensure charts are completed and accurate

•         Verify all insurance and obtain pre-certification/authorization

•         Calculate and collect patient liable amounts

•         Ensure that all necessary signatures are obtained for treatments

•         Answer any questions and explains policies clearly

•         Process patient charts according to paperwork flow needs and established productivity standards

•         Welcome patient and family members in a professional manner.  Contact the nursing staff for emergency medical needs and answer patient and visitor questions

•         Interview incoming patients, his/her relatives, or other responsible individuals to obtain identifying and biographical information with insurance and financial information

•         Assign I-plans accurately and research Patient Visit History to comply with the Medicare 72 hour rule

•         Search MPI completely and assign the correct medical code number.  Notify Medical Records for any duplicate unit numbers

•         Verify insurance benefits and determines pre-certification status.  If pre-certification is needed, call the insurance precert department and initiate review or verify authorization number provided by scheduling staff.  Enter all information and authorization numbers into the registration system.

•         Secure all signatures necessary for treatments, release of medical information, assignment of insurance benefits, and payment of services from legally responsible parties.  Obtain copies of necessary identification and insurance cards.

•         Explain policies regarding services, charges, insurance billing, and payment of account.  Request full or partial payment for services rendered according to collection policies.  Issue a Business Office letter to all patients according to policy

•         Obtain proper authorization for treatment and approval codes from the insurance carrier for patients presenting for treatment insured by an MCO.  Collect co-pays, deposits, and deductibles and documents collection status in the system and chart.  Issue waivers for signatures when appropriate.

•         Inform former patients or their representatives of delinquent accounts and attempt to obtain payment.  Refer delinquent accounts to the Manager/Supervisor for further action

•         Receive and receipt payments from patient for services rendered.  Prepare daily deposits and maintains the integrity of the cash drawer

•         Produce paperwork on each patient for distribution to appropriate departments.  Align pertinent documents for establishing the patient's medical record and financial file

•         Register and admit all patients after the other registration departments are closed.  Route admission documents and forms to appropriate departments

•         Price, key, and detail patient charges.  Burst charts for distribution to physician's billing service, medical records, ancillary departments, and the business office.  Check for double charges on all accounts

•         Work with physician offices and ancillary departments, providing information when necessary or forwarding relevant documents

•         Document complaints received from patients, the medical staff, and ancillary departments on an incident report form and refer to coordinator for follow-up action

•         Acknowledge, file, and send MOX messages via Meditech

•         Check for physician orders and attaches them to the patient medical records to ensure that patients are receiving appropriate tests

•         Escort patient to his/her destination or refers patient to an available escort

•         Activate all pre-registered patients that have reported for services

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE

•         At least one year of registration experience preferred