Brookings Health System Hires Derek Degen as Business Office & Registration Director

Posted: 11/14/2016

Business Office and Registration Director Derek DegenBrookings Health System recently hired Derek Degen as the new business office and registration director.

In this role Degen manages the overall operations of business office functions for all health system business units to ensure timely, legally compliant and accurate billing. He and his team also provide estimates for planned and routine hospital services to help patients budget for paying out-of-pocket expenses. 

Degen is also responsible for collections of account receivables and maximizing related cash flow. He oversees reception, appointment scheduling and patient registration staff as well as claims specialists and financial counselors.

Degen brings five years of health care experience to his position, most recently serving as the clinic manager at Avera Medical Group in Sibley, Iowa. He received his master’s of public administration, healthcare administration from the University of South Dakota and his bachelor’s in political science from South Dakota State University.

To request an estimate from the business office based on your insurance plan for an upcoming hospital procedure, please call (605) 696-8888. For more information on billing or to pay your bill online, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/PayBill.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.