Requisition ID: 10938
Location: Presence St Joseph Med Joliet
333 Madison Street, Joliet, IL 60435-8200 United States (US)
Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 36
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
The Central Scheduler performs pre-registration and pre-admission functions to provide information to maximize reimbursement, achieve collection ratios, and meet account receivable (AR) goals. Performs outpatient and inpatient scheduling, registration and insurance verification functions. Provides general and specific information to hospital users, patients, families, and physician offices. Ensures that patients meet financial requirements.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Schedules all patients for outpatient procedures including radiology, special procedures, surgical procedures, cardiology, pulmonary and laboratory.Recognizes and utilizes ICD-9 and CPT codes to identify correct procedure based on order.Ensures the prevention of double-booking procedures by the identification of available time increments as defined by the clinical diagnostic area; reschedules and cancels patient appointments as required.
Provides accurate instructions to prepare patients for examination, procedure and financial requirements by applying knowledge of medical terminology and ICD-9 and CPT codes.Prepares and mails patient itineraries or notices, as required.
Screens patients for Medical Necessity using system tools and follow-up with patient and physician, obtaining a new order or discussing the need to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice when required.
Maximizes efficiency of and minimize gaps in the department schedule by striving to offer the patient the next available appointment when possible and by scheduling patients chronologically in time.
Pre-registers outpatients for outpatient clinical, diagnostic and surgical encounters and pre-admits inpatients for inpatient stays. Completes pre-registration and pre-admission questionnaires. Verifies insurance requirements and performs cash collection functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school graduate or GED is required. Minimum one year of experience in hospital admissions, business office and/or physician's office with medical terminology knowledge through coursework or experience is required.
Business Unit: Presence St Joseph MC Joliet
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability