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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Customer Service
Health Care & Medicine
Call Center Representative
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Children's National Health System | Silver Spring, MD
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Require least 1 year experience performing patient registration and scheduling, medical insurance screening and verification. Equivalent customer service or call center experience and education can be considered in lieu of patient registration experience. Experience in healthcare setting preferred. Telephone call center experience helpful.

Functional Accountabilities

Registration and Scheduling Services
  1. Provide client support to parent/guardian via phone for any or all of the following: on-line registration help; scheduling, rescheduling and/or canceling of appointments whether by parent/guardian or department; inform patient/parent of any departmental scheduling guidleines associated with appointment; reschedule all appointments related to clinic maintenance cancellation.
  2. Notify parent of the need for completed insurance referral form or any pre-authorization of treatment prior to scheduled appointment; discuss co-payment or payment in full requirements; counsel or refer parent to central business operation's financial counseling or establish a payment plan.
  3. Complete calls in an accurate and timely manner; transfer calls to appropriate areas as needed; notify manager/supervisor of difficult calls (clarification re insurance, problem callers, etc.); seek appropriate resources to solve problems effectively.
  4. Anticipate customer service needs to "prevent fires."
  5. Enter appropriate notes in the system; obtain necessary information for accurate and complete documentation of all registration printouts, consent documents and other forms.
  6. Anticipate customer service needs to "prevent fires."
Verifying Insurance/Authorization and Process Improvement
  1. Work with insurance companies to verify insurance eligibility and coverage for anticipated services using EVS, ENVOY, Mamsi-online, UHC and calling insurance; obtain authorization and benefit information from insurance companies as appropriate; document authorization and information in Account Notes and fields.
  2. Collect and verify demographic, PCP/referring physician and insurance information.
  3. Make recommendations for internal process improvements.
Program Knowledge
  1. Stay current on insurance company updates and changes; check the intranet for contract status, payer/carve-out information.
  2. Understand Call Center function, staffing and processing; complete all required fields of information in the appropriate system.
  3. Anticipate customer service needs to "prevent fires."

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.