Senior Clinic Operations Representative- PRN

Oct 07, 2021
Nov 11, 2021
Full Time
This position reports to the Clinic Operations Manager or Practice Manager. Responsible for ensuring work flow in the clinic. Expected to triage resource issues in clinic and involve supervisor or manager as needed. Aid the department in meeting financial objectives. Provide training and mentoring to other employees within their department as well as other departments. Able to perform all the functions of a COR. Position may be required to float to other clinics or ROCS for coverage. Position geared to support single specialty ambulatory clinic. Next step in career ladder is Team Lead.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
3 years experience performing billing, patient registration, and scheduling, medical insurance verification, insurance screening. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Services
1. Ensure accuracy of scheduling patients using the applicable scheduling system for the department.
2. Complete computer aided, on-line registration screen with parent/guardian via telephone or in person in professional & courteous manner.
3. Collect accurate demographic and insurance information. Update systems as needed in accordance with department standards for registration accuracy .
4. Updates scheduling systems with cancellation and no shows by COB. Reschedule appointment for patients who did not show or for clinic cancellations by providers. Schedule follow up appointments at check out if applicable. Able to open and close schedules as needed.
5. Greet patients and parents courteously. Arrive patient in appropriate system based on department policy .
6. Obtain required consents for department & ensure distribution of compliance related materials (i.e. HIPPA Privacy Notice, Patient Rights). Obtain copy of insurance card and photo ID to be stored in medical record (copy or scan activity required). Ensure applicable insurance company and CNMC HIM department receive copies of appropriate forms/documentation. Complete all documentation in accordance with department policy and procedure.
7. Collect and record co-payments, deposits and payments in full and provide payer with receipt: Responsible for helping department meet 85% of the collection target for the department.
8. Respond to patient portal work lists (i.e. appointment requests, fax queues, email requests, etc. May include messaging center work lists in the future).

Information Verification
1. Verify insurance eligibility using applicable eligibility system. Ensure managed care carve outs (lab and radiology carve outs) are adhered to.
2. Notify parents of the need for completed insurance referral form or pre-authorization prior to scheduled/unscheduled appointments.
3. Discuss co-payment, deposits, payment in full, or past due balance collections with parents prior to scheduled appointment in a professional & courteous manner.
4. Counsel parents or refer parent to Financial Information Center (FIC) for establishing payment schedule or method of payment.
5. Verify insurance information is complete prior to procedure and collect and verify pre-authorization/referral information: Goal is to obtain authorizations 5 days in advance of service; Interface with insurance companies as needed; Document activity in "account notes" following standards set by department.
6. Utilize all systems where patient information may be stored (EPRS, SCI, Cerner, IDX, McKesson, etc.) to verify that systems are in synch.

Billing Preparation & Daily Reconciliation
1. Reconcile schedules for upcoming clinic session to include ensuring that accounts are set up for billing and services requiring authorization are flagged: Activity should be completed 3-4 days in advance of clinic session; Areas with procedures requiring authorizations work standard may be 5-7 days.
2. Review and print clinic schedules, ensure appropriateness of scheduled appointments and back fill open slots: Activity should be completed 3-4 days in advance of clinic session; Areas with procedures requiring authorizations work standard may be 5-7 days.
3. Verify that families received automated appointment reminder calls and ensures manual confirmations are completed for those that failed the automated messaging: Activity should be completed 3-4 days in advance of clinic session; Areas with procedures requiring authorizations work standard may be 5-7 days.
4. Maintain departmental requirements regarding cash controls and deposits. Reconcile daily cash receipts/collections and submit to manager.
5. Reconcile charge capture against schedules.
6. Ensures that quality registration work queues are addressed timely: Activity should be completed 3-4 days in advance of ancillary session; Work standard may be 5-7 days for areas with procedures requiring authorizations.

Performance Improvement, Mentoring and Training
1. Work with manager to reduce registration and authorization denials.
2. Work with manager to research and resolve missing charges.
3. Provide input to manager about registration errors for ongoing training purposes: Monitor & correct registration errors; Monitor QA reports to identify training needs & ensure standards are met.
4. Provide expertise to peers throughout the institution: Train & mentor P AR staff (may conduct training sessions); Provide work flow guidance.

Office Support
1. Answer telephone and address caller needs appropriately. Avoid transferring calls for better service to families. Meet department standards relative to ACD policies if applicable. Manage voice mail messages within same business day .
2. Distribute mail. May work returned mail as needed.
3. All staff are responsible for information distributed via e-mail. Staff should check work email a minimum of 3 times daily and respond to inquiries within 24 hours (or next business day).
4. Maintain office files and office supplies at P AR levels.
5. Maintain clean reception area and work space.
6. Other support as needed.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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