HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registrar in Cypress, Texas
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
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 to obtain all necessary account information
Ensure charts are completed and accurate
Verify all insurance and obtain precertification/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 precertification status. If precertification 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
Abstract patient charts once discharged for the ER and retrieves a patient Medical Record once they present to ER for treatment
Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Communication - communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
Interpersonal skills - able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
PC skills - demonstrates proficiency in PC applications as required
Policies & Procedures - demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
Basic skills - able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
High school diploma or GED required
At least one year of registration experience preferred
Job: *Admitting Registration Clerical & Scheduling
Location: Texas-Cypress-North Cypress Medical Center
Requisition ID: 08948-155386