As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
Responsible for a wide range of duties in support of Patient Service Center (PSC) departmental efficiencies which may include but not limited to verification of benefits, obtaining authorization requirements, and authorization request submissions. Collaborates with PSC department leaders in operational and quality excellence. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of multiple electronic tools required by both Conifer and its clients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Support clinical pre-authorization services team as follows:
Verify benefits and determine authorization requirements
Secure required authorizations for inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with both internal and external clients. Interact with clients and revenue cycle staff to facilitate the authorization process. Process includes but not limited to requesting clarification on orders, validating clinical documentation and follow up on pending requests.
Support the effective operation of the organizationï¿½s quality management system through participation in quality control audit process, department projects and activities to improve overall scorecard metrics. Provides feedback regarding improvement opportunities for workflow and contributes to successful implementation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum typing skills of 35 wpm
Demonstrated working knowledge of software/system/equipment
Knowledge of function and relationships within a hospital / physician office environment preferred
Advanced customer service skills and experience
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Ability to receive and express detailed information through oral and written communications
Knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred
Advanced understanding of third party payer requirements preferred
Advanced understanding of healthcare compliance standards preferred
Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
High School Diploma or GED required
2-4 years experience in medical facility, health insurance, or related area
Some college coursework is preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to sit at computer terminal for extended periods of time
Occasionally lift/carry items weighing up to 25 lbs.
Frequent prolonged sitting and walking
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Call Center environment requiring use of desk, chair, and office equipment such as computer, telephone, printer, etc.
Must be available to work hours and days as needed (including weekends and holidays) based on departmental/system demands
Resolves and as applicable escalates Physician's office and client issues
May experience extreme case volumes and uncooperative parties
Job: Patient Access
Primary Location: Frisco, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
If Other Shift, Specify: Mon-Fri
Shift Begin: 8:30 AMShift End: 5:00 PM
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005024259
About Conifer Health Solutions
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.