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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Managed Care Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

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Managed Care Coordinator

Department Description:The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition offers world-class patient care through the Digestive Disease Center. Our doctors provide comprehensive treatment for all types of gastrointestinal and digestive disorders. As one of the largest gastroenterology divisions in the country, we offer high-quality clinical care to thousands of people every year. Our research and medical education programs are transforming the future of medicine and improving the lives of our patients.

The hours of this position. are 8am-4:30pm

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:38253BR

Job Summary:Works collaboratively with primary care or specialty physicians, their patients and practices to coordinate and process managed care referrals and / or authorizations for patient care services, complying with BIDCO's and BIDMC's contractual rules for multiple managed care insurance payers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with referring physicians, patients and support staff to request, obtain, record, and attach primary and/or specialty care managed care referral and authorization requests for multiple managed care insurance payers for a high volume of patients.

  • Utilizes electronic technologies to initiate, request, and procure a high volume of referral and authorizations for multiple managed care payers.

  • Educates patients about the referral process, programs offered, and services provided at BIDMC and affiliated CareGroup institutions. Communicates to the provider and/or patient the level of care, number of visits being authorized.

  • Communicates with managed care payers to resolve patient referral management issues. As appropriate, coordinates referrals with hospital's discharge planner and registration and pre-certification admitting department as required by the insurance company.

  • Provides referral management training and oversight to department new hires. Contributes as a managed care resource for everyone on the unit including all patients, physicians, social workers, nurses, practice assistants, and support staff.

  • Runs daily, weekly, and monthly statistical referral management and booking reports; enters data obtained from the reports into Excel spreadsheets.

  • Coordinates daily with the Referral Specialist and the support staff team in the running of the referral management reports and enters information daily; collaborates on negative indicators to improve referral management outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate's degree preferred.

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in referral management or insurance managed care environment.

  • Basic and complex medical coding and medical terminology.

  • Primary care experience.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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