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Patient Access Apprentice - PreServices

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Scarborough
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary Patient Access Pre-Services is actively interviewing for an opportunity in their department. This is a Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. role. This position is 100% remote. If you want to work from home, and have excellent customer services phone skills, this would be a great opportunity for you.

We are currently offering a $1,000 sign on bonus!


  • Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus.
  • Former Team Members must be separated from MaineHealth system greater than 3 months to be eligible.


    Position Summary

    The first level of a three level career path. Schedules, Pre-Registers, Registers and admits patients to the hospital. Serves as the first contact for many patients. Must convey a caring and professional attitude for all patients and visitors. Determines insurance coverage, eligibility and performs required pre-authorization procedures. Maintains patient care unit control for all bedded units. Provides comprehensive financial counseling and assistance. Establishes and monitors each patient's account prior to their visit, during inpatient stays, and up to 5 days post discharge. Ensures the accuracy of the patient's unique identification number and the demographic and financial information use to create an electronic bill. Informs patient of estimated financial responsibilities and collects up-front payments and Co-payments based on the estimate.

    Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)




  • Education: High school graduate or GED preferred.
  • License/Certifications: N/A
  • Experience: Health industry experience preferred. Customer service in a clinical setting preferred.
  • Able to work in a high volume, fast-paced work environment and perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Keyboard and data entry skills required. Computer experience is required with Microsoft Word, e-mail, and internet communication, as well as the ability to work effectively with electronic work quality monitoring and electronic systems.
  • Ability to deal effectively with verbally offensive and/or distressed patients and their families.
  • Requires the employee to have experience with or the capability to be trained to a high degree of in analytical and complex problem-solving.
  • Mathematical skills sufficient to calculate financial formulas to support applications for Free Care eligibility.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to deal effectively, cordially and compassionately with a diverse group of patients, physicians, other staff personnel as well as outside hospitals, agencies and the public. These skills must include the capacity to be sensitive to the individual problems of each patient in obtaining patient information while maintaining a high level of accuracy, solving complex patient placement and payment problems.
  • Must have strong customer service skills with the sensitivity and intuition to detect hidden stresses of problems with the ability to be resourceful and creative in their resolution. Must maintain a high energy and positive outlook, as well as a calm an impartial response in dealing with a wide variety of complaints, personalities, levels of stress, complicated situations, illness and urgent demands.
  • Ability to learn how to accurately identify the correct insurance payor out of the constantly changing insurance products, each with potentially multiple and differing contracts applies to the patient being registered.




    Hybrid/remote

    Additional Information



    MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!



    MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org



    At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.



    With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.Additional Information MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at www.mainehealth.org

Keywords: MaineHealth, New England , Patient Access Apprentice - PreServices, Other , Scarborough, Northeast

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