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Bon Secours Mercy Health Patient Service Specialist Kenwood Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Job Title:

Patient Services Specialist

Responsible for all aspects of scheduling, pre-registration and financial clearance functions associated with the respective specialty procedures. Responsibilities include collection and validation of accurate patient demographic and insurance information, obtaining pre-certification/authorization, scheduling the patient for outpatient and inpatient services, and entering information into multiple outpatient and inpatient systems. Other responsibilities include serving as the primary liaison with the patient, physician and hospital related to financial aspect of services.

Ensures that all pre-operative requirements have been completed, including scheduling surgeries, pre-admission testing, scheduling for outside medical evaluations related to surgery, and pre-operative teaching classes.

Initiates the insurance verification and pre-authorization process by contacting insurance carriers and providing proof of needed documentation.

Works closely with involved providers to pre-certify procedures and other necessary evaluations or processes; assists with denial and appeal process.

Reviews benefits, cost and coverage with patients and assesses their potential financial liability, and answers applicable questions. Completes all documentation for processes for both outpatient and inpatient services.

Proactively communicates issues or potential issues involving customer service and process improvement opportunities to management and providers.

Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others for concise and timely flow of information. Maintains stable performance under pressure and handles stress in ways to maintain relationships with patients, customers and co-workers.

Required minimum education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: two years of experience in a similar health care role.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

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