The Authorization Coordinator works under direction of Social Worker or Case Manager RN.
The Authorization Coordinator's responsibilities include but not limited to the following actions:
Follow up on patient accounts for when authorization for stay is required
Fax numbers to Send clinical reviews
Follow up on each account during the stay and on discharge for authorization - document in the electronic system
The Authorization Coordinator escalates any potential disputes or denial of accounts to director of Case Management or designee
Trends disputed claims by at least payor and physician (e assist in obtaining authorization for patient discharged to Skilled Facilities or other post acute care that require authorization)
Trend by payor and service any authorization not obtained by end of day
Trend and Track on denial prevention
Other duties as assigned
The Authorization Coordinator validates patientâ��s demographic and payer information with patient/family and notifies Patient Access immediately if any corrections are needed
Validates that all commercial/managed care discharges have an authorization for status and level of care provided and notifies Director of Case Management (DCM) of variances
The Authorization Coordinator provides Important Message follow up letter to Medicare patients per Tenet policy and under the direction of the RN Case Manager or SW Transition Management
Makes referrals for post-acute services under the direction of the RN Case Manager or Social Work (SW) staff utilizing the electronic Tenet Case Management system
Provides patients and families with choices of post-acute providers per Tenet policy
Responds to post-acute providers timely and completes referrals per Tenet policy
Documents and communicates all elements of the post-acute referral to the RN Case Manager or SW and the healthcare team, patient/family and post-acute providers
Completes tasks as assigned by RN or LVN Case Manager and/or SW staff
Makes copies, send faxes and complete phone calls to arrange post-acute services and to ensure that appropriate hospital information is communicated to post-acute providers
Documents all referrals and tasks in the Tenet Case Management system per Tenet policy
Education - Provides patients and healthcare team information regarding resources and benefits available to the patient along with the economic impact of care options
Compliance - Adheres to federal, state, and local regulations and accreditation requirements impacting case management scope of services
The Authorization Coordinator adheres to department structure and staffing, policies and procedures to comply with the CMS Conditions of Participation and Tenet policies
Required: High School Graduate or equivalent Preferred: Associates or Bachelors degree
Required: Two (2) years of experience in clerical or healthcare field. Preferred: Acute hospital experience.
Preferred: Paramedic, EMT or Certified Nursing Assistant
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Job: Case Management/Home Health
Primary Location: San Antonio, Texas
Facility: Baptist Health System
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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