OBJECTIVE/OVERVIEW: These employees: 1. Initiate the patient care episode and the revenue cycle for the visit. 2. Communicate a wide range of information to the patient about the Organization's procedures, patient rights and access to care.
The position adds functions and competencies which are at the core of the organization's need to ensure that patients/consumers receive from all staff members effective, understandable, and respectful care that is provided in a manner compatible with their cultural health beliefs and practices and preferred language.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : The intent is that on any given day staff will be engaged in some or most of these tasks, but that the task mix may vary from day to day dependent on patient flow: these functions represent 100% of the effort of any given FTE. 1. 20% Check-in patients, collect co-pays. 2. 20% Validate coverage, and collect data for registration, household assessments, eligibility determination and accurate administration of patient accounts. 3. 15% Schedule appointments. 4. 15% Answers switchboard, phone lines and redirect calls as needed 5. 30% Communicate to patients, in their own language whenever possible or through interpreter, about essential elements in their care: A. Information about the organization's services, such as: access to CUHCC services, emergency care walk-in clinic sessions, access to behavioral health, medical and dental care, eligibility for Sliding Fee Scale program, grant activities/group meetings. B. Collection of documentation of informed consent to services, and rights and responsibilities of the patient and the organization. C. Information about the organization's consumer feedback, complaint and grievance procedures, and assisting them to access these processes as needed. D. Privacy of health information, managing the release of protected health information as requested. E. Access to services offered by the patient's Health Plan if applicable (e.g. transportation, incentives). F. Access to government benefits: a. Assist filling out applications for Family Planning Waiver Program b. Assist filling out applications for MNSure c. Follow-up on applications
*CUHCC reserves the right to change or add duties consistent with the job classification. *A criminal background check is required for this position.
Hourly Salary Range: $16.27 - $21.24
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Business college, office skills training, university level education, clerical experience involving contact with the public, or a combination of the above totaling four years. 2. Experience in a multicultural medical or social services setting. 3. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in clear understandable English AND either Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese or Cambodian. (We will test for speaking skills in English and other language.) 4. Demonstrated customer services/patient relations skills and experience. 5. Demonstrated critical thinking skills and detail oriented.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Previous experience working with community health intake projects involving data collection and patient relations. 2. Strong skills and experience in Insurance verification? data collection and data capture in electronic medical record (EMR). 3. Preferred fluency in Somali language.
Internal Number: 327620
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