Account customer service - home medical equipment Job at Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge, LA

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  • Ochsner Health
  • Baton Rouge, LA

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job is responsible for handling patient billing inquiries for the Health System. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working directly with patients to provide customer service and collect past due balances. This job ensures patients receive the best service through timely and accurate responses.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education

Required – High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Preferred – Bachelor's degree

Required – 1 year of customer service, healthcare, or office experience

Preferred – Previous Call Center Experience

Experience with medical terminology in a medical billing environment

Knowledge Skills And Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload.
  • Works with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions.


Job Duties

  • Promptly replies and provides accurate information to customers regarding medical bill accounts via inbound and outbound telephone calls, e-mail, fax, regular mail correspondence or in person.
  • Serves as a liaison between the patient, providers, external departments or other responsible person(s) to ensure that charts are applied appropriately.
  • Records and maintains transactions appropriately ensuring account balances and discrepancies are resolved within the prescribed period.
  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work and convinces debtors on the necessity of assuming financial responsibility.
  • Educates the debtor on any available payment options, as well as explain the financial impact of various alternatives.
  • Provides top quality customer service experience on every patient inquiry received to ensure and maintain high levels of patient satisfaction.
  • Must represent the company by providing appropriate/applicable levels of competency and professionalism to ensure all patients issues are resolve timely, accurately and efficiently.
  • Ensures each call is handled appropriately and effectively to ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction.
  • Other duties as required.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

Ochsner Health does not consider an individual an applicant until they have formally applied to the open position on this careers website.

Individuals who reside in and will work from the following areas are not eligible for remote work position: Colorado, California, Washington, New York, and Washington D.C.

Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org . This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, pregnancy status, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, unemployment status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. These protections extend to applicants and all employment related decisions. View the  EEO is the Law poster and its  supplement , as well as the  pay transparency policy for more information.

Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Job Tags

Remote job, Full time, Work experience placement, Local area, Immediate start,

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