SCHEDULING SPECIALIST in San Diego, CA at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.
 
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
 
Join our La Jolla Patient Financial Services team. We are a team that offers career growth due to the diverse positions within our department. As a Scheduling Specialist you will be responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, scheduling, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Responds to customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Mentors and trains staff on departmental procedures. Responsible for accurately scheduling and re-scheduling complex patient procedures and appointments. Successful scheduling includes, but not limited to, exhibiting proficiency in the scheduling procedures, scheduling and confirming appointments according to practice guidelines, entering appropriate insurance, initiating authorizations and referrals, performing Key User duties with minimal errors.
 
Accurately documents patient to provider communication, assessing urgency and escalating as appropriate. May manage the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns.
 
This is a Part-Time 8 hour shift position working a VARIED shift (Monday-Sunday)
 

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:
 
•        Knowledge of medical terminology, commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers are required
•         Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of Microsoft computer applications with a minimum score of 80%
•         Must possess excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies
•         Excellent communication and customer service skills
•        Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve   problems
•        Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
•        Customer service experience in a healthcare/medical office environment
•        Experience with Medical Scheduling  


Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.