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Referral Coordinator

Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob Location118 - Rancho Cordova Health Center - Sacramento, CAReferral CoordinatorDepartment: Patient Services Reports to: Patient Services Manager Status: Full-Time, RegularFLSA: Non-ExemptEEO-1: Service WorkerOrganization InformationWellSpace Health believes that everyone deserves to be seen, no matter who you are, where you come from, where you work or what place you call home. We see you and are here for you. To that end, we've committed ourselves to finding solutions for our community's health and wellbeing to achieve regional health through high quality comprehensive care. Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care, mental health and behavioral health services, and enabling services to underserved people. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission.We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and are accredited by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health. We're also certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home and a Behavioral Health Home.Position SummaryThe Referral Coordinator must collect a variety of information in an extremely accurate manner in a fast paced environment, while maintaining patient confidentiality. Must be able to use various complex tools to register and schedule patients. Must be highly skilled in verbal and written communication. Strong computer skills required. Requires customer service skills. Requires attention to detail. Required Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent.Medical Assistant training/certification preferred.Two plus years related experience preferred OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing and demonstrate a high level of listening skills.Fluency in additional languages preferred.Excellent interpersonal skills.Strong customer service experience including active listening, problem solving, and the ability to remain calm in emotional or stressful situations.Strong administrative skills with attention to detail. Commitment to HIPAA and ability to abide by standards of professional ethics and maintain confidentiality.Computer (PC) literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook email and database software.Database software and Electronic Health Records Systems experience, NextGen preferred.Requires understanding of health insurance concepts and requirements, including HMO, PPO, Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other federal and state agency programs. Requires knowledge of medical and billing terminology (ICD-9/10 and CPT codes).Work flexible schedule when needed.Able to take and follow through with delegated tasks and accountability.Demonstrated commitment to the provision of services for the underserved and sensitivity working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic, and cultural origins; disabled, homeless, substance users, HIV (AIDS) infected, and/or physiologically impaired.Adherence to infection control procedures, including but not limited to, standard precautions of temperature monitoring, hand washing, symptom self-monitoring, masking and social distancing.Assist and support the Center/Department/Program to meet standards of High Reliability.Must have valid driver's license and insurable driving record.Essential Responsibilities Receive referrals, verify for completeness and appropriateness, and communicate with referral sources to obtain additional information as needed.Processes and tracks referrals and diagnostic orders.Keep accurate patient records and verifies insurance requirements.Obtain and completes all necessary insurance authorization as appropriate in a timely and thorough manner to maximize quality of patient care, with knowledge of insurance benefits, in/out of network requirements, pre-determination services, and medical necessity.Maintain ongoing tracking and appropriate documentation on referrals keeping status and outcome of requests to promote and warrant patient care. Ensure complete and accurate registration, including patient demographic and current insurance information.Assemble information concerning patient's clinical background and referral needs. Per referral guidelines, provide appropriate clinical information to specialist.Contact organizations and insurance companies to ensure prior approval requirements are met. Present necessary medical information such as history, diagnosis and prognosis. Review details and expectations about the referral with patients.Assist patients in problem solving potential issues related to the Health Care System, financial or social barriers.Be the system navigator and point of contact for patients and families, having direct access for asking questions and concerns. May assume advocate role on the patient's behalf with the carrier to ensure approval of the necessary supplies/services for the patient in a timely fashion.Identify and utilize cultural and community resources.Generate and electronically transmit the summary of care document to the specialist prior to patient appointment for all care transitions.Establish and maintain relationships with identified service providers. Communicate with community organizations, health plans, outside facilities, and specialists to ensure that referrals are addressed in a timely manner. Coordinate specialty and diagnostic appointments with patients and specialists/facilities.Schedules patients for initial specialty referral appointments.Follows protocols and WellSpace Health Guidelines provided for handling referrals and directing effectively using the procedures given.Be able to effectively communicate with team mates and management if there is a lack of understanding on procedures.Participates in meetings as required.Performs other tasks as assigned.BenefitsSuccessful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.Paid bereavement and jury duty leave10 paid holidays per yearPaid time offPaid sick leaveFlexible Spending ProgramCompany paid malpractice insurance for all providersProfessional development hours offered annuallyPhysical Demands and Work EnvironmentThe work environment is characteristic of a medical clinic environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is also required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must also possess hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves or their homes. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client's use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee may also be exposed to bodily fluids (blood, urine) and hazardous chemicals.WellSpace Health is committed to the principals of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the intent of WellSpace Health to maintain a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. WellSpace Health is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.WellSpace Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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