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Logan Health Clinic Patient Representative - Behavioral Health in Whitefish, Montana

Job Description Summary:

This position is responsible for accurately registering patients, processing related records and acting as a liaison with patients and their families. Reception duties include, but are not limited to; answering phones, accurate filing of electronic patient demographic and medical information, clear and concise communication both orally and written, and cashier functions.

Position Responsibilities

  • Patient Services

  • Provides courteous and thorough registration of all patients. This includes, but is not limited to; courteously greeting patients; collecting and entering essential patient information for the electronic medical record and for insurance billing purposes.

  • Responsible for processing all forms and obtaining signatures as required. Answers phone in a courteous and responsive manner; takes messages, promptly returns calls, processes voice mail, disseminates information to appropriate parties in a timely, courteous and professional manner.

  • Faxes confidential information while following and maintaining HIPAA compliance regulations. Must be able to process multiple faxing projects which include but aren't limited to; patient medication refills, orders, patient referral notes, etc.

  • Accurately schedules initial and follow-up patient appointments in a courteous and professional manner to comply with restrictions of department resources and the needs of the patient. Ensures that all paperwork needed for the patient's visits are available for the nurses and providers. D. Processes schedule changes as needed and informs involved parties

  • Copies numerous forms daily as needed for patients, clinic staff and providers.

  • Electronically files patient information in electronic medical record throughout the day. Examples of patient information to be electronically filed include, but are not limited to: lab results, consult, hospital, discharge, home health, progress notes, medication refills, dictations, appointments, etc.

  • Creates new patients accounts and ensures all necessary documents are completed, signed and scanned into EMR.

  • Reviews costs of services provided. Collects co-payments and other monies owed at the time of service.

  • Notifies Billing Department of promises made so that they may follow up on expected payment. Distributes Sliding Scale Fee Paperwork & compiles necessary information for the processing of the application and turns it into Clinic Manager.

  • J. Notifies Office Manager or Provider Billing Manager of possible charity care customer, patients with delinquent balances and/or previous bad debt patients in order that 1 financial counseling be conducted. K. Ability to work in a faced passed environment while efficiently multi-tasking is essential

  • Health Information Management

  • Follows all HIPAA compliance rules and regulations regarding privacy information; educates staff on daily basis; informs patients of policies upon check-in.

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  • Verifies HIPAA compliant release of information, checks for correct signatures, witnesses, etc. Processes and sends, at no fee, for continuation of care information. Processes and sends with fee, in accordance with NVH policy, for lawyers, insurance companies, etc.

  • Responsible for security, implementation, reproduction, correspondence, filing systems, storage, rotation, etc., of all records in clinic possession whether in hard copy or computer generated.

  • Responsible for responding to incident reports generated by staff members, patients and the public.

  • Processes Accounts Receivable Monies

  • Collects and posts patient payments into the practice management system accurately and provides patient with a receipt of payment.

  • Maintains general ledger on a daily basis, balances to cash and accounts receivable reports. Processes deposit to go to bank at the end of each day.

  • Participates and contributes to clinic's daily business operations

  • Participates in monthly departmental and clinic all staff meetings including quarterly All Staff meetings at Logan.

  • Opens and locks clinic to ensure employee security and security of patient information on a daily basis. Follows HIPAA rules and regulations relating to security of patient information. C. Demonstrates safe disposal and usage of bio hazardous materials as trained.

  • Promotes and demonstrates environmental safety ranging from proper X-Ray exposure to clearing snow and ice from sidewalks in winter.

  • Does clinic errands as needed including but not limited to bank deposit, storage unit retrieval, and mail and in town supply pick up.

  • Clinic Patient Representative

  • Maintains eligibility for Clinic Patient Representative and successfully performs related duties.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct: Logan is dedicated to the highest ethical standards as it is essential to meeting our commitment to our mission and vision. Individual responsibilities include adhering to our organizational Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct.

  • Maintains awareness and understands the organization-wide compliance plan. Familiar with and adheres to Logan's published Code of Conduct which provides guidance and expectations regarding confidentiality, conflict of interest, billing, controlled substances, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), payments for referrals, gifts, anti-kickback laws, safety and health, waste disposal, and compliance with antitrust laws, advertising and marketing, discrimination, insider trading and government requests.

  • Reports any violation or suspected violation of this Code or other hospital policies or procedures to supervisor, Compliance Officer or through the compliance hotline.

  • Attends and/or completes mandatory training regarding organizational compliance.

Education and Experience Requirements

Requires: High school diploma or GED; six (6) months of previous office reception experience; six (6) months experience working in customer service; be able to demonstrate the following skills: Word Processing with speed of 45wpm, min. 90% accuracy; Medical Reception Skills, Office Filing and HIPPA. In addition, must be able to multitask; have experience answering multi-line phone system or switchboard and have experience using computers. Ability to obtain CPR certification within probationary period.

NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete Prove It skills testing through any Montana Job Service for: Data Entry Alpha Numeric; Typing - General (3 minute).

Shift:

Variable (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.

Mon- Fri , typically 1-5pm 20 hours per week

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

Patient Centered Care

Welcome to Logan Health - Whitefish and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our fascinating team. We believe that everyone who works at Logan Health - Whitefish is a caregiver, regardless of their job description. While Logan Health - Whitefish provides competitive pay and benefits, as well as a comfortable work environment, our employees are motivated by our service commitment to provide quality patient care for our community.

As a Planetree affiliate, we have embraced the philosophy of providing patient-centered care, recognizing diversity and providing exceptional customer service. It was the catalyst for change that resulted in Logan Health- Whitefish receiving national recognition for six consecutive years from Avatar International, Inc. for exceeding patient expectations. We take pride in providing our quality level of service and continuously work to go above and beyond our stellar reputation.

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