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CommonSpirit Health Referral Specialist - Ruan Neurology in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

The Referral Specialist works with patients requiring a referral, to ensure patient’s referral needs are fulfilled for specialty service office visits. Processes referrals, authorizations and pre-certifications for patients, to ensure timely reimbursement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gather, verify, and process referrals, authorizations, and pre-certifications by working closely with physician(s), patients, and payers.

  • Communicate detailed information and answers patients' questions regarding their health care plan; provide answers to billing and insurance clarification questions.

  • Set up appointments, coordinate clinic visits, and any special arrangements such as transportation, interpreter services, specialty care, etc.

  • Coordinate flow of information between medical clinic and referral authorization department to secure a valid referral for clinic patient.

  • Enter referrals, documents communications and action into the system, as appropriate.

  • Notify physician(s) and patient when referral is denied, or if additional information is needed.

  • Develop and maintain database of referral physician offices preferred by each physician within the clinic.

  • Assist Practice Manager with complaint resolution and solutions related to patient referrals.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the practice manager or physician.

Qualifications

Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 2 years of progressively responsible related experience in a healthcare environment required.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Requisition ID 2020-111096

Employment Type Part Time

Department Adult Clinic

Hours Per Pay Period 64

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

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