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Patient Registration Specialist

Memorial Health

Memorial Health

Customer Service
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Patient Registration Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Decatur
Clerical, Administrative and Business Support
Position Type


Our Patient Registration Specialist pre-registers and registers patients of Memorial Care - Urgent Care. This role also schedules patients for procedures and tests at Memorial Health facilities. In this role you will collect accurate patient demographic and billing information in a timely manner. This position serves as a liaison between ancillary departments and other Patient Access Services areas.



High School Graduate or equivalent required.


One year customer service experience preferred. Previous clerical, medical terminology, medical office, registration or billing experience preferred.

Word processing/computer application experience and knowledge desired.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum typing skill of 40 WPM preferred.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrates ability to work independently.


  • Greet the majority of visitors and patients, answer patient questions (via telephone/ in person) and give directional information.

  • Effectively perform general clerical/administrative functions.

  • Responsible for completing all steps of pre-registration/registration including patient interview, obtaining of signatures, providing Advance Directive information and distributes hospital specific literature.

  • Pre-register and register all types of patients in multiple software systems.

  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well in stressful situations.

  • Maintains a professional demeanor in respect to patients and fellow employees.

  • Ability to conduct financial collections and referrals for Financial Counseling. Ability to interview/prescreen self pay patients for possible financial assistance.

  • Understands and complies with state and federal regulations as well as hospital, department and The Joint Commission policies and procedures related to patient access.

  • Communicates with ancillary department, physicians, medical offices and within Patient Financial Services department.

  • Conducts insurance verification tasks, pre-certification, or referral information from MD offices and/or insurance companies and authorization for elective and emergent patients.

  • Ability to complete legal admission paperwork for psychiatric admits in accordance to DHS guidelines.

  • Ensures accurate documentation of patient information.

  • Responsible for checking and re-stocking supplies as needed.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities for the department and organization.

  • Adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and patient confidentiality policies.

  • Completes annual educational and training requirements.

  • Promotes the mission, vision, and goals of the organization and department.

  • Performs other related work as required or requested.


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