Patient Services Coordinator (Student Health Services), Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
CL: Student Health Services
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Clerical & Administrative
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Responsible for the coordination, communication, and training of the patient service team for Student Health Services (EUSHS).
  • Defines duties and responsibilities of staff; assigns work, monitors progress of work, and ensures timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provides continuity during the initial and ongoing training of employees within the patient services team for EUSHS.
  • Provides ongoing performance feedback, addresses problems to new and existing employees.
  • Assists with departmental work flow as needed, ensures timely registrations by staff, and cross-trains in other areas as needed.
  • Maintains thorough understanding of insurance, registration, scheduling, referrals, authorizations, and account follow-up. Monitors daily/monthly collections, patient flow and wait times.
  • Identifies, handles, and notifies leadership of issues and initiates appropriate action for resolution.
  • Serves as point person for employee questions.
  • Coordinates and/or leads team huddles, meetings and coordinates work flow.
  • Obtains demographic and insurance information for preregistration/ registration on all patients.
  • Communicates EUSHS financial policies to all patients.
  • Identifies patients who require early financial counseling intervention.
  • Collects on financial accounts as needed.
  • Documents financial arrangements.
  • Schedules procedures/follow up appointments.
  • Ensures and reviews all demographic data for the EUSHS visit.
  • Schedules procedures/follow up appointments in registration and scheduling software.
  • Completes demographic and insurance verifications.
  • Familiar with Advance Beneficiary Notice, precertification, medical code sets, Medical Terminology.
  • Communicates with clinical providers, external physician offices, staff, and other departments.
  • Other responsibilities include assigned procurement activities, charge order entry/adjustments, and customer concern resolution.
  • Position requires self-motivated individual who can handle high patient volumes and fast pace.
  • Assist with departmental workflow as needed.
  • Maintains thorough understanding of insurance, registration, scheduling, referrals, authorizations, and account follow-up.
  • Maintains knowledge of departmental applications i.e. Point n' Click, General Patient Registration (GPR), credit card devices, and other systems utilized by Patient Services.
  • Works cooperatively with the EUSHS Finance and Business Operations leadership, other patient service representatives and leadership from other departments.
  • In addition, is responsible for knowing/doing all aspects of the Patient Service Representative job duties. Performs other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, and three years of healthcare, customer services or related job experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and other commercial payers (HMO, PPO) preferred.
  • The following certifications are required to be considered: CHAA (Certified Healthcare Access Associate), CFC (Certified Financial Counselor) and CPAR (Certified Patient Account Representative).
  • Associate or bachelor degree may be accepted in lieu of certification requirements.
  • Typing skills with a minimum of 35 wpm, have working knowledge of Medical terminology, ICD-9/10 and CPT-4 basics, detailed-oriented, effective communication skills, leadership, problem solving, interpersonal and customer service skills.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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