Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at Siteman Cancer Center - South County.
Position performs varied professional services to ensure medical/surgical and diagnostic/ancillary services are accomplished in an efficient manner and that reimbursement is maximized through required interaction with third-party payers.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Obtains and documents referrals/precertification for diagnostic testing or procedures.� Contacts primary care physician, insurance and/or case manager for authorizations as needed and provided additional clinical information to support requests.� Notes pre-authorization/precertification information in EMR referral.
Monitors EMR referral work queues to ensure precertification requests are started in a timely manner and required fields are completed.� Documents progress in obtaining precertification in the notes section of the EMR referral.
Communicates with providers and clinical teams in a professional and informative manner to facilitate the precertification process.
Prepares and distributes Daily Patient List to ensure new and return patients with special billing procedures are properly identified and documents are flagged appropriately for next day of service.
Receives and reviews daily notices from Central Registration unit regarding patient financial responsibilities as it relates to office visit billing.� Prepares and distributes written “Patient Responsibility Notifications” regarding financial responsibility.
Prepares accurate receipt voucher for daily deposits according to the Washington University Cash and Credit Deposit Policy.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Three to five years of experience in a medical office setting.
Some college or Associate degree.
RHIT and/or CPC certification.
Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and medical procedural coding.
Extensive telephone experience with demonstrated exceptional phone etiquette.
Basic Life Support certification.
The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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