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PFS Patient Svc Specialist I

Company: Atrium Health
Location: North Wilkesboro
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Provides exceptional customer service by completing patient registration duties. Responsible for collecting and validating accurate patient insurance information, obtaining pre-certification or authorization, and entering all necessary information into Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) registration system. Informs patient of estimated liability, collects patient liabilities, identifies and refers patients in need of financial assistance to financial counseling as necessary. Fosters positive relationships with peers, patients, family members, and external customers to ensure quality services.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Work experience in a healthcare setting (receptionist, registration, financial assistance, etc.) preferred. Working knowledge of applicable rules, regulations and guidelines governing insurance payers and reimbursement preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred. Computer skills to include word processing required.



1. Collects patient critical data elements, registration information, and completes documents, prioritizing workload.

2. Ensures accurate patient identification and addresses sensitive information with confidentiality.

3. Obtains authorizations, pre-certs, documentation when applicable, referrals, reviews and requests medical record information as necessary.

4. Communicates insurance benefits and liabilities with customers.

5. Collects past, current and future payments due and advises customers of financial responsibility and resources.

6. Provides excellent customer service through all interactions and resolves complaints promptly.

7. Works well independently and as part of a team.

8. Accesses hospital systems, office technology, payer websites and other resources for assigned responsibilities.

9. Adheres to the Medical Centers Values and policies while meeting departmental productivity goals and standards.

10.Communicates effectively with various internal and external healthcare team members.

11.Attends required training classes, seminars and meetings.

12.Performs additional tasks and responsibilities as requested by department management.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of good interpersonal skills with customer service focus Effective communication skills (oral and written) and creative problem solving Ability to work with Web-based programs to review insurance eligibility and benefits Ability to multi-task Strong math and analytical skills Attention to detail

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Clinical and office environment Regular exposure to the risk of blood-borne diseases, infectious, and contagious diseases Contact with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to multiple interruptions Requires working under stressful conditions with providers and patients Handles complaints, settles disputes, and resolves grievances and conflicts Occasionally works irregular hours.

About Us

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's two main components are an integrated clinical system - anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem - that includes Brenner Children's Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.

About the Team

Mission, Vision and Culture Commitments


To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.


To be the first and best choice for care.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence - always

Keywords: Atrium Health, Winston-Salem , PFS Patient Svc Specialist I, Other , North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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