Surgery Scheduler Digestive Care
Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Posted on: June 8, 2021
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full-time
Surgery Scheduler for the Franciscan Digestive Care Associates in
Tacoma. 8 hour shifts, no weekends or organizationally recognized
Job Summary:Obtains pre-authorization for surgery procedures and
schedules surgeries optimizing the surgeon's time, and other
surgery resources to satisfy patient needs. Schedules surgery cases
and procedures for multiple facilities in a computerized scheduling
system to ensure smooth patient flow to, through and from the
Operating Room in accordance with all established processes,
procedures and guidelines.Work includes: 1) scheduling surgeries,
ancillary services and maintaining physician block time, and block
time releases, 2) ensuring surgery is authorized by the payor prior
to the surgery appointment, 3) arranging for appropriate
equipment/tools for the scheduled case, 4) verifying and reviewing
physician privilege status prior to scheduling, 5) communicating
with medical staff office to maintain log of current privilege
status, and 6) acquiring and maintaining physician preference
information.This job exists in multiple locations, and while there
may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant
for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and
job requirements is consistent between locations.An incumbent is
located either behind-the-scenes, interacting with patients on the
phone or at the front desk, interacting with patients directly.
- Schedules appointments and ancillary services - surgical
- Gathers insurance eligibility information and obtains
pre-authorization for surgery.
- Coordinates patient instructional/educational activities.
- Coordinates purchase of materials and/or the rental of medical
equipment relevant to the patient's referral.
- Ensures Surgeon's schedules are maintained and physician
preference information is current and conveyed in preparation of
- Distributes materials and responds to patient questions
regarding routine billing and insurance matters.
Education/ Work Experience:Two years of work experience in a
medical office or healthcare environment where knowledge of medical
terminology, insurance companies and codes as well as policies and
procedures was necessary to perform the job.
Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Tacoma , Surgery Scheduler Digestive Care, Other , Tacoma, Washington
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