Assistant Manager, (Hospital) Patient Access Services FT/40HRS
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
490A West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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The Assistant Manager of Patient Access is considered a leadership position that provides support, direction, and focus for the staff involved in all areas of patient access. The Assistant Manager of Patient Access works collaboratively with the Manager, Patient Access Services along with facility service departments, referring providers, and patients to facilitate ease of access to services provided by the facility. This position is responsible for the staffing, and management of daily activities to produce successful outcomes of all patient encounters. The Assistant Manager is expected to monitor adherence and compliance to CHRISTUS standards, directives, regulatory requirements and other guidance that mandates requirements governing such processes. This position also works to ensure that financial performance objectives are achieved that are related to revenue cycle initiatives. The Assistant Manager of Patient Access is expected to maintain effective professional relationships with other department leadership, share ideas, and implement actions related to the patient access functions. The ability to communicate effectively with all types of people at all levels is critical. This position is expected to provide the leadership needed to promote a team work environment.
Patient Access is responsible for encounter creation management to include registration, insurance verification, ensure encounter pre-certification and authorization is noted, calculation of reimbursement and patient responsibility, collection, posting, reconciliation, and successful billing. Numerous regulatory requirements are included in all these process and Management is expected to monitor for compliance.