Pre-Access Specialist II

Position Details

Department: CORP | CBO Financial Clearance
Category: Patient Access
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 779890
Posted On: 8/23/2023
Recruiter:
Debbie Kempf
Recruiter:
Debbie Kempf

Position Summary

The Pre Access Specialist II is responsible for accurate and complete insurance verification, authorization, and complete pre-registration of all scheduled Diagnostic, Surgical, Audiology and/or Rehabilitation visits. The position works within the EMR using an automated insurance verification tool along with payer websites and documents within the EMR.

Position Duties

  1. Obtains insurance verification and benefits using an automated verification tool, insurance carrier websites, or by phone. Prepares an estimate for scheduled service and notifies the patient/guarantor of any applicable out of pocket and requests payment if applicable. Accurately documents all information in the appropriate fields and or/account notes.
  2. Obtains all necessary authorizations for Diagnostic, Surgical, Audiology and/or Rehabilitation visits and accurately documents all information in the appropriate fields and/or account notes.
  3. Organizes, prioritizes and reviews daily work activity to ensure completion of assigned workload.
  4. Courteously answers telephone and/or emails and answers all questions in a timely manner. Maintains a positive working relationship with patients/guarantors, insurance companies, clinical personnel, co workers, and management to promote teamwork, cooperation, and a positive public image for PCH.
  5. Participates in a variety of unit and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Associates in Business or related field or combination of education and experience.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience with EMR, document management/imaging system, or Payer websites platform.
Required
2. 1 Year experience requesting Professional/Clinic or Hospital Authorizations
Required
3. Experience reviewing and discussing out of pocket liability to patients/guarantors.
Required
4. Minimum of one year customer service experience
Required
5. Knowledge base and experience with CPT codes, J Codes, and ICD Codes.
Required
6. Minimum of one year of medical registration or scheduling experience.
Preferred
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 1.Must be able to work independently and ability to work effectively in a high-volume, fast paced environment with changing priorities. Must possess customer-focused attitude and professional demeanor.
Required
2. 2.Excellent communication skills (Written and Oral).
Required
3. 3.Knowledge of Medical Terminology and an understanding of HIPAA Privacy Laws.
Required
4. 4.Analytical skills with strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
Required
5. 5.Proficiency with computer based systems.
Required
6. 6. Bilingual (Spanish)
Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply