Patient registration clerk are responsible for greeting and registering patients, as well as verifying all patient information and insurance details. Additionally, these professionals must collect co-pays, answer calls, and page medical employees as needed. Patient registration clerks may also schedule patient appointments and obtain patients' authorization for procedures. This is typically a job that takes place in a health care facility, with long periods of sitting and/or standing required. These professionals typically work during regular business hours if they work for a private practice; however, in an environment that is open 24 hours a day (such as a hospital), patient registration clerks may work a variety of shifts.
Patient Registration Clerk Tasks
Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.