UF Health Shands Hospital
This position is responsible to perform all registration functions, including the creation or confirmation of a medical record and/or account number. This position expedites and provides healthcare access through the accurate gathering of demographic, sponsorship or guardian data, insurance, financial, and statistical information from a variety of sources, i.e. patients, patients' families, physicians, physician office staff, county and/or government agencies. Takes an active role in decreasing account receivables by following established guidelines, regulations and policies during the registration process to increase the facility's first pass yield percentage and decrease account denials. Contributes to the facility point of service by collecting any monies due at the time of service. This position ensures reimbursement for services being rendered through verification of insurance eligibility/benefits, obtaining insurance authorization within required time frame, identification and collection of patient financial obligation and point of service collections. This position will use third-party payer resources, such as web sites, to verify eligibility, gain authorizations and check financial obligation of the patient. This position is responsible for obtaining the necessary signatures for consent for treatment, financial responsibility agreements and HIPAA requirements. Consults and communicates with other hospital departments as required to maintain efficient patient care.