Patient Service Specialist
Location: Newark, Delaware US
Job Number: 5416
Position Title: Call Center Rep
Patient Service Specialist Job Summary:
The Patient Service Specialist (PSS) is responsible for managing internal and external calls and completing job tasks surrounding the nature of the call while providing the highest level of customer service. He/she is responsible for adhering to Pivot’s policies and procedures, scheduling, accuracy of entering patient demographics, verification of insurance, and proper documentation of accounts. The PSS is flexible, adaptable to change and learning new skills. He/she possesses excellent customer service skills and acts as a liaison to the clinics, Clinic Director, Front Office Manager and Director of Front Office Operations. The PSS reports to the Regional Director, Revenue Cycle Management.
Patient Service Specialist Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains and performs a warm, friendly and welcoming relationship with all patients, Pivot staff, all medical and non medical professionals, vendors and visitors. Individual must excel in the area of customer service
- Adheres to Pivot’s policies, procedures, and core values
- Clearly understands front office operations and performs these operations as presented in the FOC manual, Scheduling/Billing/EMR manual or any other manuals developed or deployed by management team
- Attempts to maintain continuity of care when scheduling patient appointments
- Efficiently and accurately uses any technology and any software required to complete his/her job or as required by management
- Routinely completes all of HIPAA Privacy and Security training as required by Pivot management team and adheres to these privacy policies
- Answers all inbound calls within third ring and will use Pivot’s greeting
- Responsible for all components of scheduling appointments, setting up new accounts (demographics, insurance and case information) and properly documenting accounts as needed
- Follows up with patients’ in a timely manner
- Understands the importance of productivity in regards to scheduling and recapturing appointments
- Has strong understanding of health insurance and be able to confidently explain benefits to the patient and answer front office questions
- Documents workflows, keeps up to date with insurance changes and requirements of those carriers
- Updates and adds appropriate supporting codes that are not in the database
- Reviews encounters and utilizes coding edits in instances in which clinics are not staffed or in instances of outages as directed by management
- Forwards calls to the appropriate party as needed (ex: billing, payment poster, collection reps)
- Accurately verifies benefits via phone, ask detailed questions outside of what is provided, and set up accounts accurately
- Ensures that all visits performed are properly authorized and make efforts to minimize the occurrence of any unauthorized visits
- Utilizes websites only in instances in which the websites are relevant and approved by Pivot Physical Therapy. (ex: insurance websites for authorization, National Provider Identifier (NPI) websites, etc.)
- Scans all patient documents within 24 hours of receipt; uses the appropriate naming convention of each document and scan the document to the appropriate case
- Completes daily, weekly and monthly operations and reconciliations
- Audits on each visit to ensure there is a valid prescription, proper authorization / referral / precertification. In instances where this is missing, CCR will follow up with the specific location.
- Follows up and reviews daily reports and proactively follow up and communicate the need for a prescription, authorization / referral / precertification to ensure there are no delays with patient care. This should only occur in instances where there are system outages or in absence of front office representation.
- Ensures that all “Plan of Cares” for Medicare are signed and returned by the physician within 30 days of the patient’s Initial Evaluation
- Completes account audits to ensure accounts are set up correctly and have proper documentation
- Reviews audit logs based on inbound and outbound calls
- Maintain a neat and organized workspace and ensure cleanliness within the corporate office
- Depending on phone volume, may be utilized for special projects
- Participates in regular meetings and any other training as requested by management
- Effectively manages his/her time in regards to hours worked and breaks and documents this information in the appropriate software daily
- Submits expense reports in a timely manner as directed by management.
- Utilizes Front Office Managers, Clinic Director’s, Billing and Director of FOC Operations as a resource for questions and to problem solve challenging situations.
Required Education, Skills & Abilities:
- High School Degree or equivalent
- Previous experience in an office environment, preferable in the health related field.
- Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal and communication skills, including proper phone etiquette
- The ability to manage his/her self and organize multiple priorities.
- Excellent documentation skills,
- Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and all other technical or software systems
- Ability to trouble shoot, strong sense of decision making and judgment; action oriented; approachable.
- Team player and effective at building and fostering teamwork as well as maintain composure when dealing with conflict
- Active listening skills and able to adapt to change.
- Effectively manages time, timely decision making and manage priorities
Address1: 200 Biddle Avenue
Company: Pivot Physical Therapy
Community / Marketing Title: Patient Service Specialist
Pivot Health Solutions is a premier provider of health and wellness services that focus on getting people back to health, preventing injury and staying fit where they work, live and play. Our core offerings include: Pivot Physical Therapy— helping people get back on the move by delivering the highest quality care and superior functional outcomes through evidence-based practice; Pivot Occupational Health— helping businesses keep workers healthy and safe, while controlling employee health care costs; Pivot Sports Medicine— helping athletes of all ages meet their performance needs with personalized services to safely prevent or recover from sports-related injuries; and Pivot Performance— helping athletes at all levels reach peak performance with customized, instructor-led programs for individuals, semi-private groups and athletic teams. No matter where a person is on the spectrum of health, we have a personalized solution delivered by the best professionals in their chosen fields.
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Pivot Health Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Pivot Health Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Pivot Health Solutions expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Pivot Health Solution's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Newark, Delaware US