Admissions Associate - IRF PRN
Company: RehabCare Group
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint
venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient
Rehabilitation Hospital between Dignity Health and Kindred
Healthcare. Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a
stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering
from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and
similar medical conditions.
We are hiring a PRN Admissions Associate!
This position will work under the direction of the Director of
Business Development and Admissions Coordinator and be responsible
for patient admissions, insurance verification and other insurance
verification duties as directed. This individual will be
responsible for obtaining the necessary demographic information of
the patient which may require interviewing patients or their
representatives. This position is also responsible for
preparing/processing admitting forms and keeps abreast of all new
insurance updates and regulations.
Processes referrals and coordinates admissions of all hospital
patients in an efficient, responsive manner.
Coordinates the flow of information through the admissions process
and forwards to appropriate departments for the successful
completion of admission.
Collect and record all information necessary for admitting
Immediately notifies appropriate rehab liaison to perform a
Completes Insurance Verification Form with benefit and billing
Pre- Admit all patients into appropriate EMR/Billing system -
obtain correct general information.
Contact patient's insurance to confirm and determine amount of
coverage and benefits, deductible due, length of stay and if
pre-certification is required.
Obtain Pre-certification for inpatient rehabilitation stay and
document necessary information for case management to follow up
once patient admits.
Answers telephone promptly and courteously, providing information
and completing all referral/intake forms as appropriate for each
Notifies appropriate departments of patient's anticipated admission
Notifies the appropriate personnel of the anticipated arrival time
of all inpatients.
Inputs new referrals into EMR for clinical liaison to complete
Informs the patient of their verified insurance benefits and refers
them to the appropriate finance department for further billing
Creates working patient files to track progress of patient's
Maintains confidentiality of patient medical records information in
accordance with hospital's defined policies and procedures.
Completes admitting paperwork, obtaining appropriate signatures,
reviews information with the patient and family, obtain patient
identification and insurance cards for copy.
Coordinates denial information with liaisons for follow-up
communication to referral sources, families and physicians.
Backup for liaison communication and referral tracking
Must be cooperative and have the desire to be a team player.
Must recognize and observe confidentiality principles.
Consistently demonstrates the ability to organize tasks in order of
Consistently performs job duties in an independent manner with
minimal direct supervision required.
Performs other duties as requested by authorized personnel or as
necessary for effective operation of the facility, including
Follow the step by step procedure outlined by Admissions
Coordinator when receiving referrals.
Processes referrals and coordinates admissions of all patients in
an efficient, responsive manner. Assists with action plan for all
pending cases to maximize conversion of referrals to
Prepares all forms completely and accurately prior to the arrival
of all admissions.
Maintains up-to-date statistical data in computer information
system within established time frames.
Ensures completion of all referral documentation and maintains
Maintains, posts, and distributes an accurate census and referral
information to administration hospital staff on a daily basis.
Maintains systems and processes for timely data-entry of pre-admit,
admission, and registration of information for inpatients and
Compiles daily and monthly statistics for admission, discharges,
referrals and denials.
Prepares statistics for corporate report as designated.
Compiles and distributes weekly admissions/discharges list.
Monitors pending list daily.
Recognizes problems and assumes responsibility for helping to solve
them when they occur.
Seeks supervisory help appropriate in problem solving and assists
in implementing solutions.
Ensures patients have a good understanding of their insurance
benefits and answers questions as needed.
High School Diploma required. Some college preferred.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in Admitting and/or medical
Experience in handling patient admissions preferred.
Extensive knowledge of insurance and their benefits and admitting
Proficiency in recording admission reservations.
Management experience preferred.
Basic computer knowledge including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and
Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
Good communication skills.
Ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Ability to deal tactfully with patients, hospital staff and the
Med-Surg hospitals and systems (for profit and non-profit)
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
Must maintain a professional demeanor and appearance to reflect
proper image for the hospital and the board members, medical staff,
community leaders and fellow employees.
Must have good organizational skills and analytical ability in
order to interpret information, and carry out duties
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