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Geisinger Health System Patient Access Representative Senior in MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Patient Access Representative Senior

LOCATION: Holy Spirit Behavioral Health Center-Mechanicsburg

DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Evenings

Hours are M-F, 2 evenings/week. Flexible hours, 7:30a-4p, 8a-4:30p, 8:30a-5p, 11:30a-8p are typical shifts

WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)


Responsible for front line support to the department. Coordinates and performs front line office activities in an effective and efficient manner for the department. Greets and registers incoming patients, supports the patient check out process and schedules future appointments as applicable. Mentors team members as a senior member of the access team.


Responsible for checking patients in for appointments and accurately verifying demographics. Assures all check-in procedures are completed and monitors patient wait times, communicating changes to the patient as necessary. Reads and interprets insurance responses. Understands general guidelines and insurance rank requirement to properly assign primary, secondary, and tertiary insurance per encounter. Ensures patient receives necessary disclosure and privacy information, obtains necessary legal and financial signatures. Communicates financial obligations to patients and collects fees at time of service as appropriate. Communicates the purpose of and completes all necessary regulatory forms with patient. Completes patient's visit by scheduling any necessary follow up appointments to include any specialty or ancillary services as possible. Processes multi-channel messages related to patient and/or physician requests regarding: appointments, referrals, prescriptions, and complaints. Notifies patient or guarantor of anticipated financial responsibility including copays, deductibles, or coinsurances and collects accordingly. Performs cash posting following department guidelines. Abides by organizational and HIPAA guidelines, privacy practices, patient confidentiality and patient rights. Must maintain high regard for confidentiality. Accurately performs medical record maintenance and releases. Assists with referrals and pre-certifications, at the time of encounter. Properly utilizes and maintains patient recall and reschedule lists. Attends regular developmental training and communicates regular updates to the clerical team. Assists in training peers, utilizing established guidelines.


Detail-Oriented, Medical Terminology, Clerical I, Office Politics And Confidentiality


High School Diploma or Equivalent -Required


Minimum of 2 years Related work experience -Required


Work is typically performed in a clinical and office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

About Geisinger

One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook at , Instagram at , LinkedIn and Twitter at .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.