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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Referral/Pre Auth Coordinator
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North Kansas City Hospital | North Kansas City, MO
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Job Description

At Meritas Health, we are committed to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our patients and employees, continuously improving the patient experience and employee engagement. We appreciate and value every member of our team.

If you are committed to providing quality, compassionate care, then we want you!

JOB SUMMARY: Schedules referral appointments to meet provider and patient expectations.  Completes required pre-certifications and pre-authorizations accurately and timely.

1. Education High school graduate or GED equivalent.
2. Licensure:  
3. Experience: Minimum two years experience in a physician office, preferably family practice or internal medicine.
4. Certifications:  
5. Special Skills: Excellent working knowledge of medical terminology andknowledge of various insurance company requirements for pre-certification and referrals. CPT and diagnosis coding experience is a plus.
6. Other: Basic office skills.  
JOB SPECIFIC STANDARDS: All responsibilities and standards shall be performed according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines for Meritas.                   


Schedules all outpatient referrals and/or completes pre-certifications or pre-authorizations accurately and timely.  Documents the preauthorization number in the medical record. 


Maintains a thorough working knowledge of various insurance company referral and precertification requirements.   


Correctly and appropriately relays test preparation instructions, hospital registration requirements, and physician specialist instructions to patients in timely manner.


Completes the referral and/or preauthorization process by ensuring the specialist’s report or test results are received.  Notifies the referring physician when a patient does not keep a referral appointment or a pre-authorization is denied. 


Demonstrates professionalism by articulating and demonstrating professional behavior, accepting responsibility and accountability for actions, adhering to policies and procedures, demonstrating leadership and supporting Meritas initiatives.


About North Kansas City Hospital

Ranked as one of Kansas City’s Top 15 Employers by the Business Journal, North Kansas City Hospital provides the ideal place to launch your nursing career. For New Grads, we offer an exceptional combination of individual guidance and professional training. Our Nurse Residency Program includes classroom and hands-on experience with feedback and support from preceptors, nurse educators and nurse managers. We offer a stable, caring environment, plus extras like covered parking, wellness programs and classes, a fitness center and indoor pool that help create a fulfilling, balanced work life. Our 451-bed hospital has a culture that is friendly and close knit, where relationships last and people bond like family. Join us as we continue on our Magnet® journey.