Scheduler (Tomball)
Location:
Tomball , Texas
Posted:
October 24, 2017
Reference:
08948-136927
JOB TITLE: Scheduler

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES - Schedules patient testing/procedures/admissions; obtains pre-cert/authorization numbers and enters in the scheduling or registration system; obtains and enters accurate insurance information; answers incoming phone calls.

SUPERVISOR - Central Scheduling Team Leader or Manager

SUPERVISES - N/A

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

• Answer telephone in a timely and professional manner
• Schedules all patients for ancillary, surgical, and medical testing/procedures/admissions through the
Meditech scheduling module
• Select accurate insurance carrier plans and informs the patient or physician office staff of any carrier that is out of network or of any carrier that may result in a decrease on benefits
• Inform the physician office staff or patient of any testing requirements according to the instructions and queries in the scheduling module
• Ensure that any edits performed in the scheduling module are also duplicated in the admissions module
• Maintain knowledge of the scheduling reports for the next day to ensure department readiness in the event of any unscheduled Meditech down-time
• Work closely with the physician office staff to ensure that pre-cert/authorization numbers are entered in the scheduling or registration system
• Select the correct patient medical record number consistently
• Maintain open communication with the registration staff regarding those unscheduled patients presenting for services to ensure appropriate testing is performed and times are available
• Utilize appropriate method/tool to communicate with Patient Access and other facility departments as necessary
• Edit medical accounts to a PRE status per facility or SSC standards and guidelines
• Receive, maintain, and index physician orders per facility and SSC standards and guidelines
• Attends in-service presentations, and completes mandatory education week
• Practice and adhere to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
• Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Communication - communicates clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
• Customer orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
• Interpersonal skills - able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
• PC skills - demonstrates proficiency in PC applications as required
• Policies & Procedures - demonstrates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
• Basic skills - able to perform basic mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately
Qualifications:
EDUCATION

• High school diploma or GED required

EXPERIENCE

• Prior scheduling experience preferred

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE - N/A

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HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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