The Ohio State University

Patient Access Coordinator


Associate, 1+ Years



Employment Type

Full Time


Columbus, OH

Job Responsibilities

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  • Job Title:

    Patient Access Coordinator


    Ambulatory Services | Family Practice at East

    Scope of Position

    The Revenue Cycle for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is responsible for providing excellent customer service while processing patient demographic and insurance information efficiently and accurately. Areas within the Revenue Cycle include pre-registration, registration, pre-certification, financial clearance and counseling, financial assistance, scheduling, billing, claims follow-up, customer service and cash collection. The primary responsibility of staff with the Revenue Cycle is to ensure the collection of net revenue for services rendered.

    Position Summary

    The Patient Access Coordinator is an expert in product, process or service line area (physician appointment scheduling, OR/admission, full service scheduling; pre-registration and registration; insurance verification, and patient liability determination and communication). This position is responsible for providing consumers (clinical staff and patients) with accurate, up-to-date information regarding products, services and general procedures. Schedule return appointments and/or other appointments as assigned. Assures accurate appointment, demographic and insurance information is gathered to support clinical and financial needs including changes to insurance or other patient information. Provides support to physicians and consumer by coordinating their requests and satisfying their needs in one transaction. Solves routine and complex customer problems and knows where to direct customers to address specific questions. Communicates regularly with clinical staff, medical secretaries and staff within the product/service line to ensure customer and department staff needs are met. Always creates a positive first impression. Must be able to use a variety of software packages which include the Electronic Medical record, scheduling and registration systems, ABN, eligibility, document management software, and etc.

    Minimum Education Required

    Per Classified Civil Svc Specs or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Required Qualifications

    Required: Per CCS Class Specs: High School Diploma or GED. PC Knowledge and interpersonal, verbal, and written communication. Minimum 6 months experience in customer service or a healthcare environment.

    Preferred: Experience with Windows, Excel, and Intranet/internet navigation tools as well as system content. Medical terminology, coding and third party reimbursement experience. Ability to work in multiple systems for assigned tasks, management and reporting. Strong problem-solving and presentation skills. High level of customer service skills. Able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks in a busy environment.

    Additional Information:


    Outpatient Care East (0837)

    Position Type:


    Scheduled Hours:



    First Shift

    Salary Grade:

    Health System Hourly 014

    Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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