Patient Access Rep - Health Care for the Homeless Program (HCHP)
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Patient Access Representative is primarily responsible for completing an efficient and organized registration, admission and insurance verification of all inpatients and outpatients. Excellent customer service and ensure that accurate information is collected. Informs patients and assures they are aware of their rights as determined by HIPAA regulations and Harris Health System policy. Ensures all accounts contain comprehensive and accurate data to provide for timely billing and optimal reimbursement.
**The work site location will be at the Health Care for the Homeless sites currently located near Downtown and South Houston area. Travel between sites may be needed depending on operational needs **
High School Diploma or GED.
Work Experience: 1 year in customer service oriented environment.
a) Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Writing/Composing Reports
b) MS Word
b) Other Knowledge Skills or Abilities: People Interaction
c) Eligible for Telecommute
Other Special Requirements
Other Requirements: Able to work with little supervision, handle stressful situations and have excellent people skills. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of language of caring principles. Able to handle detail work accurately and rapidly. Must be able to effectively multi-task.
Equipment Operated: Must have PC skills