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Healthcare Access Associate

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Job Ref:
Medical Billing and Coding
Employment Type:
Part Time
75 Beekman St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
CVPH - Patient Registration / PAC
Job Type:
Primary Shift:
10:30 PM - 7:00 AM
Estimated Hours per Week:
Bi-Weekly Hours:
Weekend Needs:
Every Other
Pay Rate:
$20.30 - $29.44 per hour

Primary Shift: 11:30PM-8:00AM

Secondary Shift: 3:00PM-11:30PM

A one-time sign-on bonus of $4,000 (prorated for part time roles), subject to applicable taxes, is available for this role. This amount is payable in 3 increments: the first third is payable upon hire, and the second third is payable at six months, and the final third is payable after one year. This bonus requires a two-year commitment to employment at CVPH. Please note that current University of Vermont Health Network employees are excluded from eligibility for this bonus. Additional terms and conditions apply.

Healthcare Access Associates (Patient Registration) work within different departments onsite at the hospital and at offsite locations. Healthcare Access Associates assist patients by gathering information and inputting that information into the hospitals information systems.


Under the direction of the Patient Access Supervisor, the Healthcare Access Associate must protect the ability to collect for services performed by accurately interviewing and collecting patient demographic, clinical, and financial information and recording it into the hospital's information system. The Healthcare Access Associate is also responsible for distributing required patient information in a confidential manner, taking admission reservations from physicians' offices and the Emergency Department, and scheduling the appropriate tests, admissions, and communicating with ancillary and clinical departments when necessary. The Healthcare Access Associate is responsible for all telecommunication representative duties.


1. High school graduate required. Associates Degree in business or healthcare preferred.
2. Upon hire must be enrolled in medical terminology course and complete the course within 3 months of hire required OR have medical terminology certificate or have completed anatomy and physiology course as evidenced by transcript with “C” or better grade required. 4. Microsoft Word course certificate required within 3 months of hire, or evidenced by passing a CVPH test requirement.
5. Microsoft Excel course certificate preferred.
6. Must pass a data entry test with an accuracy score of 95% required.
7. Must become Certified Healthcare Access Associate within 24 months of hire.
8. One year customer service experience and must be comfortable asking patients for money such as copays, deductibles, and coinsurances required.
9. Upon hire must be enrolled in a basic coding course and complete the course within 3 months of hire required or have basic coding course certificate or transcript required.

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