PreAccess Specialist I at Careerlink (Omaha, NE)

| Omaha, NE
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  • Purpose of Job
    • Perform a variety of duties to determine eligibility and costs for diagnostic procedures and testing. Ensure documentation is current and accurate for payors and clinical staff.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School or GED required.
      • Post-Secondary education in a clinical field (e.g., RN, CNA, Radiologist Technologist, Phlebotomist, etc.) or health information management preferred.
    • Experience
      • Minimum 1 year of clinical experience using electronic medical records required.
      • Registration, insurance, or prior-authorization experience preferred.
    • License/Certifications
      • N/A
    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Skill using computers and office equipment.
      • Skill organizing and prioritizing work.
      • Skill with verbal and written communication.
      • Knowledge of medical terminology.
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
      • Knowledge of Medicare requirements.
      • Basic knowledge of ICD 10/CPT coding.
      • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
      • Ability to adhere to all workplace and safety requirements, regulations, standards, and practices
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
        • Speaking/talking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual
    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
      • Verify eligibility and obtain benefit information for diagnostic procedures and testing.
        • Provide initial clinical documentation as requested.
        • Update demographic and/or insurance information.
      • Perform medical necessity check to determine in advance if the procedure or treatment is reasonable and necessary based on diagnosis.
        • Document medical necessity checking outcome.
        • Generate waiver/ Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) if medical necessity checking does not meet payer criteria.
        • Scan waiver documentation into electronic medical record.
        • Ensure notation is made for any documents that require patient signature.
        • Accurately screens all applicable Medicare tests.
        • Reviews Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP) queries to determine payor for Medicare and Medicare HMO patients.
      • Initiate pre-certification process for diagnostic procedures and testing.
        • Ensure all pertinent information is added to electronic medical record (EMR).
        • Clarify orders or documents from providers to ensure that CPT and ICD-10 code is correct for procedure ordered and is authorized.
        • Retrieve and submit clinical information.
        • Provide communication when additional information is required, eligibility failed, medical necessity isn't supported or precertification wasn't approved.
      • Create cost estimate for diagnostic procedures and testing.
        • Documents estimated patient responsibility in EMR.
      • Ensure all pre-certification, authorization and referral requirements have been completed prior to scheduled procedure.
        • Obtain additional clinical information as needed.
      • Maintain reference materials to ensure accuracy of information.
        • Sets priorities that benefit the department and organizes time to complete the tasks.
        • Can quickly adapt when new processes are introduced and/or existing processes are modified.
      • Maintain productivity and quality standards as defined through the organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
    • Essential Functions II
      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.
More Information on Careerlink
Careerlink operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Careerlink was founded in 1992. It has 16 total employees. To see all 400 open jobs at Careerlink, click here.
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