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Patient Services Associate
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 05/26/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Summary

The Pediatric Specialty Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) is the clinical home for children and families seeking care across multiple pediatric subspecialties at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The primary mission of the ACU is to partner with our doctors, nurses, and other providers to deliver excellent care and customer service. We are seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic, and self-driven Patient Services Associate.  This individual will share our priorities which include high quality medical care, excellent customer service, safety of staff and patients, efficiency, employee satisfaction, stewardship of resources and the ideal experience for our patients, families, and employees.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

Provide clinic operational support to the Pediatric Specialties in a pediatric ambulatory care clinic setting. Participate in a rotation of all jobs including check-in, check-out, cash collection, and cash reconciliation. The position includes additional responsibility of:

  • Accurately and efficiently schedule patient appointments utilizing Cadence.
  • Management of pre-arrival functions to assure all necessary information has been obtained for clinic visits.
  • Serve as a resource for physicians and other staff, patients, and outside third parties for insurance authorizations and other managed care related issues.
  • Respond to patient inquiries related to special requirements of insurance plans, directing patient to insurance carrier as needed to address coverage and benefit questions.
  • Ensure completeness of visit information including type of visit, reason for service, charge for service and diagnostic codes for processing professional and facility charges. 
  • Participate in creating efficient patient flow coordinating with nursing/medical assistant staff and faculty.
  • Prior authorization for genetic and molecular testing.

Required Qualifications*

  • High School diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • 2-3 years’ experience within a large, complex healthcare system.
  • Experience and proficiency in utilizing computer including standard business computing programs and EMR.  
  • Must have a solid knowledge of general office practices and ability to understand medical documentation, coding and diagnosis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated active listening, written, verbal and information technology skills.
  • Ability to manage stress effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and seamlessly as an integral member of the team.
  • Track record of observing and executing patient confidentiality protocol.
  • Ability to take initiatives and exercise critical thinking skill to effectively solve problems and improve quality with the framework of patient care support protocols.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with pediatric population.
  • Experiance with obtaining prior authorizations for testing.
  • Solid understanding of computer systems, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in Medical Terminology.
  • Previous experience with MiChart Cadence/Epic system.
  • Seek constructive approached to resolving workplace issues.
  • Responds positively to change, showing willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work.
  • Adhere to high standards of teamwork by demonstrating adaptability, flexibility, and consistently sharing information and resources with others.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Work Locations

CS. Mott Children's Hospital

1540 E. Hosptial Dr. 

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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