Altru Health System

Hospital Admitting Specialist Float

Grand Forks, ND
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Nov 13, 2020
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The Hospital Admitting Specialist accurately schedules patient appointments and procedures and updates demographic and insurance information, completes pre-registration during scheduling of discharge appointments, accurately registers patients for their admission, collects insurance co-pay and procedural pre-pays, and completes insurance verification. This position also promotes good public relations and stays customer focused at all times to ensure patients and their families' needs are met. They remain positive, cooperative and supportive to patients, families and fellow colleagues. The Hospital Admitting Specialist follows HIPAA, payer, and other regulations and documents all pertinent information as required in the various essential job functions. The Hospital Admitting Specialist is responsible for answering incoming calls and responding to a variety of patient requests and inquires including scheduling appointments for physicians and hospital related appointments and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

Accurately registers patients into the EPIC system by collecting and recording demographic, insurance, financial, and clinical data in the computer system. Record and collect necessary patient account documents. Collects self-pay balances, pre-payment amounts, and co-pays per guidelines. Covers both Hospital Admitting registration desk, ER admitting desk, and Urgent check in desk and complete in room registration and scheduling. Visits patient rooms to ensure all necessary registration documents have been signed. Creates accounts for new patients and update accounts for previous to ensure accurate services and account processing.

Ensures and adheres to strict confidentiality when handling patient charts, records, and scheduling information.

Interprets physician orders and referrals to determine service needs and schedule patient visits while coordinating appointments with other departments to meet the needs of the patient and provider. Calculates patients' co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance and attempts to collect amounts from patients.

Utilizes appropriate strategies to activate and/or verify the insurance coverage of patients and obtain benefit information such as co-payment, and co-insurance amounts. Maintains knowledge of and complies with third-party payers' requirements for verifying insurance information, obtaining authorizations/pre-certifications, and completing other activities to ensure services are billed and reimbursed appropriately. Reviews Medicare accounts for completed MSPQ.

Completes bed placement for patients admitted into the hospital.

Modifies work schedule to meet department goals/deadlines and the needs of the department and patients.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.


A minimum of 1 year of related experience


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