Verification Spec/Registrar- PRN

Verification Specialist/Registrar
About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience
General Summary of Position:
Verifies patients benefits and coverage for commercial insurance, Medicare, Workmans compensation, and Medicaid. Obtains authorization for hospital admission. Supports registration and scheduling staff, has good communication skills between physicians, office staff, co-workers and patients when discussing insurance benefits and authorization for a medical procedure and or admission.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • CHAA certification, obtained within one year of hire.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, data entry skills customer/ service public relations skills required.
  • Minimum score of 80% on Customer Service, Data Entry and Medical Abbreviations tests.
  • Experience in hospital, and or Medical Office setting insurance verification and authorization process.
  • Two years experience in hospital registration.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Provide excellent customer service in all patient communication with the goal of providing accurate and timely registration and scheduling, educating and providing service and support as the first point of contact for MedStar St. Marys Hospital.
  • Timely and accurately verify and schedule patients following all policy and procedures including patient identifiers and patient confidentiality.
  • Verifies eligibility and benefits and obtains authorizations when needed for all services specific to the clinical department and location.
  • Performs duties of a registrar, as needed and maintain error rate <2%. Review registrations for accuracy, completeness, and perform any necessary corrections timely.
  • Maintains a professional relation with other departments within the facility, including assisting and working with and as part of the Revenue Cycle Team.
  • Obtains authorizations to ensure maximum reimbursement, to meet patient satisfaction, and maintain all payer rules and regulations, and corporate compliance.
  • Timely and accurate completion of worklist and workqueues, and maintain records to insure that all required data elements and information is validated.
  • Demonstrate ongoing knowledge and competency of the scheduling and registration systems, including applications and other assigned system tools.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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