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Surgery Scheduler Digestive Care

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

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 holidays required.

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.

Essential Duties:

  • Schedules appointments and ancillary services - surgical procedures.
  • 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 upcoming surgeries.
  • Distributes materials and responds to patient questions regarding routine billing and insurance matters.

Qualifications

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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