scheduler, Days

scheduler, Days

University of Chicago Medical Center | Chicago, IL, 60602, US
Salary Range:$37,000 – $67,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 12 days ago

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Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic health-care system at UChicago Medicine as a Scheduler.

Under general direction, the Scheduler assists in maintaining continuity in the day-to-day operations by coordinating exam schedules per departmental guidelines. The Scheduler provides a single point of service for patient registration, insurance verification/pre-certification, and scheduling. The Scheduler assists in the maintenance of patient data bases, maintains statistics and, indicators..

Essential Job Functions

* Assists in maintaining continuity in the day-to-day operations through coordination of exam schedules per departmental guidelines.
* Provides a single point of service for patient registration, insurance verification/pre-certification, and scheduling.
* Answers and directs internal and external phone calls, schedules appointments, obtains authorization from managed care companies to cover outpatient services.
* Works with UCMC managed care office to identify and interpret contracts governing patient care.
* Performs all outpatient registration functions, including: interview patients by telephone or in person to collect demographic, guarantor, insurance and financial data required for billing.
* Communicates preparation instructions, assists department managers in prioritizing exam requests, and triages urgent requests to appropriate departmental leadership to expedite service.
* Manages appointment schedules to fill any available vacant appointment time.
* Reschedules and follow-up with patients who missed scheduled appointments, and confirms patient appointments.
* Handles confidential information consistent with Federal HIPAA legislation, and all other applicable federal, state, local, and institutional regulations with regard to confidentiality
* Performs other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

* High School Diploma or equivalent
* Medical Terminology Certification
* Two or more years of experience in office environment
* Ability to type 35 wpm or perform data entry at 4500 keystrokes per minute
* Ability to perform general office duties of filing, Xeroxing, operating printers
* Knowledge of scheduling templates, insurance verification, and third party collection procedures. Knowledge of hospital billing and collection process