Necia Cage

Work History

Work History

Patient Access Representive II

Kaiser Permanente

Greeted & registered patients for various medical services in the hospital setting and in a highly active fast paced setting such as the Emergency dept. Completed comprehensive bedside or telephone interviews w/ Patient to obtain pertinent demographic information, insurance data and/or third party liability information. Performed complex eligibility verification & resolves any discrepancies, identified need for financial assistance recommendation & application. Verified Insurance Eligibility & Benefits (include policy limitations) for all payers prior to or upon admission to the hospital, using computer based verification programs. For Medicare, using approved system to determine eligibility, co-insurance days, lifetime reserve days etc& notify Utilization Mgmt when a patient will be utilizing his/her lifetime reserve days. Interviewed patient to obtain/determine appropriate insurance carrier & identifies, verifies, & inputs Other Coverage Information (OCI), primary, secondary, & tertiary payers for services provided. Performed registration function for all patient class & clinical services. Completed admission protocol for allied hospitals. Maintained recurring/series patient files & preforms co-preadmission functions. Maintained & completes pre-admission processes for surgical admission in preparation for date of service. Collects cost-shares, & partial payments for services to be received. May schedule and/or cancel right type of appointment based on member's needs & regional protocol. Completed regulatory or policy required forms & obtains all necessary signatures via mail, pre-admit, pre-op visit or upon admission/ registration. Fully understands & adheres to the rules & regulations of Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care & Commercial payers regarding referrals, preauthorization & pre-certification requirements. Ensured optimal bed placement for all admissions and internal transfer at the direction of the Hospital Administrative Supervisor (HAS). Responsible for coordinating and implement the admission, discharge and transfer of all patients currently admitted. Arrived various types of admissions including Labor and Delivery, Surgery, CT, MRI, NICU, etc. Controlled visitation to locked units within hospital. Checked scheduled for surgery, mental health, and hospital admission. Rescheduled patient appointments. Answered multiline phones. Faxed. Added coverage to patient charts. As well as collected valuables, notarized documents for patients. Arrived patients to Emergency dept during code situations. Downtime recovery team. And was active member on team projects for patient satifaction, and patient flows

Dental Member Assistant 

Kaiser Permanente

Provide & request info of other depts & external firms. Assist other staff members & providers as needed to ensure orderly & efficient patient care. Receive patients during check-in & check-out process. Maintain current daily schedule. Document arrivals, cancellations, reschedules, etc. Instruct new patients to fill out Health Questionnaire & Personal Data Form. Determine, explain & collect all frees for services rendered in accord w/ the individual patient's benefits, the Program's published fee schedule, & the cash handling policy.

Collect & review visit slips for proper completion & patients' treatment status. Confirm future appointments. Enter all visit slip data into the computer regarding treatment that was done, what was paid, billed, or waived, & further treatment that is needed.Schedule patients' appointments w/ providers. Cancel & reschedule appointments as necessary. Respond to chart requests made throughout the day. Screen requests for emergency schedules & appointments according to established guidelines. Receive calls for office staff. Take & relay messages according to office policy. Assist in maintaining a clean & neat reception area & lounge. Check, bundle & return records to Dental Record Center. Complete a retained chart form for any charts held at facility. Balance cash drawer, complete bank deposit & perform other cash duties. Receive patient telephone calls & schedule initial & return appointments according to established guidelines and/or existing treatment plans.

Relay pertinent info regarding same day appointments to individual facilities according to established guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dental Office Manager.

Patient Access Representative

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Expiration paperwork, Morgue and Funeral home release of body,  All reception work, bedside registration,checking in appointments, collection/ and releasing of valuables, faxing, collecting outpatient medical records (Care Everywhere), providing  notifications to physicians, Customer service, Directing patients and visitors to locations within hospital and surrounding areas,epic system, HPM (US Bank) payment system, EPIC system, On the Job Injury coordination, Motor Vehicle guarantor accounts, Medicare/ Medicaid/ OHP/ Washington welfare, Mari-time Ship coordination, Checking in Ambulances, Returned mail, Surgery check-in, Alerts and flags patient accounts for bloodless surgery, completes Pre- Registration and demographic information, contacts facilities via work requests for any issues with working area, informs patients of financial information and payment resources, scans proper documentation into patient’s charts, contact’s RN case manager and Social worker about follow-up care for patients, codes some billing accounts for services, co-pay/ deductible/ and coinsurance collections, assisting patients to wheelchairs, rooming patients, and registration of Ambulatory care unit (fast track).

Nursing Assistant Training

College of Southern Nevada

Transferring, positioning, transporting patients, changing beds, PPE equipment, disposing of infectious waste, mechanical lifts, showering, bed baths, perineal care, foot/ nail/ oral hygiene care, dressing/ undressing patients, assisting patients to restrooms/bedpan/bedside commodes, serving meal trays, assist with feeding, changing briefs, Ostomy care, calculating intake and output, urinary drainage bags, vitals, EKG, Bladder Scans, sterile dressings, converting oxygen, ambulation, post-mortem care, specimen collection, sitz baths, enemas, compresses, ROM exercises, and assisting patients with daily activities.

Unit Specialist/ Arena/ Float/ Critical Care/ Med Surg/ Labor & Delivery/ ER

Kaiser Permanente

all reception for unit (multi-line phones, fax, spreadsheets, emails, etc), audits, timely and accurate completion of admissions, transfers, and discharges (including ICF, SNF, RIO, Home, and other Facilities); transcribing physician orders, downtime backup recovery team , scheduling follow-up appointments, inventory of forms, materials, and supplies; epic computer system, inputting nursing assignments, answering call lights, taking critical lab results, ensuring patients have all testing done (lab, CT, US, X-ray, etc), creating Tele Monitor Assignment Sheets and call lists , Isolation Inputs, Putting medications in proper place, updating nursing assignment board, starting process of expiration's, calling codes, breakdown of patient charts, ordering inpatient and outpatient medical records; providing  notifications to physicians, and nurses of new orders and admissions, utilize appropriate forms for diagnostic tests, consults, consents, DME, Home Respiratory services; ensuring patient name and health record is on all documents, providing all visitors and callers information of the unit environment, Coordinating triaging to appreciate physician, and resolve problems for the rest of hospital, and individual patients.

Member Intake Specialist

Kaiser Permanente

multi-line phones, reception, cash handling, faxing, bedside registration, direct admits, admitting and discharging patients from hospital, scheduling/checking in appointments, collection of valuables, epic system, vault system, training in Bed board, Brookside, and Labor and Delivery, downtime recovery, directing patients to other hospital locations.

Education

Education

Biology/ Pre-Physician Assistant

Concordia University

Actively pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology

CNA Training

 College of Southern Nevada

Successful completion of a Nurse Assistant Training Course

Certifications

Certifications

Oregon Notary

Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Healthcare provider CPR

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Certifed Nursing Assistant

Nevada State Board Of Nursing

May 2013October 2014

Certifed Healthcare Access Assoicate

NAHAM

Certified Healthcare Access Associate