UnityPoint Health

Intake/Home Care Coordinator

Requisition ID
2022-112731
Category
Home Health and Hospice Patient Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Sioux City
Address
2905 Hamilton Blvd
Affiliate
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
City
Sioux City
Department
Operations- HME- SC
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint at Home

Intake/Home Care Coordinator 

Sioux City, IA

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Full-time + benefits

 

 

 

The Intake Home Care Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for the UnityPoint at Home Intake Dept. The primary responsibilities of the Home Care Coordinator include monitoring for and receiving new referrals via telephone, fax and other electronic applications, reviewing referral information to identify the individual needs of each patient, accurately entering patient data in the EMR and assisting in the coordination of the admission visit in a fast paced, call center environment. The Home Care Coordinator frequently interacts with referring hospitals, physicians, board and care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, patients, families and other internal customers. The Home Care Coordinator will utilize and promote the use of excellent customer service skills when working with referral sources, patients, families, and all others necessary to facilitate a smooth and timely admission to care for our patient population.

 

 

 

 

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 

Responsibilities

Customer/patient focused

  • Processes all incoming work orders, interviewing client/referral source to secure demographic and financial and qualifying data, and securing verification and authorization of benefits as appropriate.
  • Specializes in one or more of the agency’s service lines, yet is responsible for having a basic knowledge of all service lines.
  • Directs inquiries and referrals to the appropriate individual and/or service line. Coordinates incoming calls from both referral sources and patient/customers.

Communication- written and verbal

  • Initiates and coordinates prior authorization requests to third party payers and maintains a working knowledge of third party payer guidelines. Follows up with third party payers as necessary.
  • Operates computer system to record/document and retrieve information to ensure appropriate agency services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with current and potential customers and referral sources.
  • Builds and monitors community and customer/referral source expectations and perceptions of UPAH as a high quality provider of services; maintaining excellent customer service

Professionalism

  • Assists other Intake/Home Care Coordinators as directed by the Intake/Home Care Coordination Manager.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of relevant regulations affecting patients and the operation of our business.
  • Performs patient follow up phone calls as directed by manager.
  • On-call duties may be required on a rotation basis, weekend and holiday

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year of medical experience; preferably in community home health or home medical equipment.
  • High-school degree - Associate degree preferred
  • Completion of Coding courses are highly desirable.
  • Has previous health care or home care related Intake/Coding and Customer Service experience.
  • Above average data entry and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of insurance requirements for pharmacy dispensing to include NDC codes and AWP rates.

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