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Geisinger is hiring a RN Clinical Access Specialist for Geisinger Wyoming Valley and South Wilkes Barre Hospitals. The primary function of this role is completing Point of Entry reviews for both emergency rooms. Additionally this role performs reviews of SORU/Inpatient procedures to ensure correct operative status at the time of surgery.
Performs and ensures adherence to state, federal and third party payer certification requirements for initial, concurrent and retrospective medical record review for medical necessity and level of care determination.
Identifies and notifies appropriate staff regarding discrepancy issues with third party payer health insurance coverage and lack of coverage.
Maintains a working knowledge of third party payer health plans, working knowledge of nationally recognized review criteria and its application and state and federal regulations and mandates.
Reviews cases, using standard parameters, in order to perform precertification requirements as indicated in third party payer contracts.
Reviews all admission requests for appropriateness of level of care and compliance with third party pre-admission certification requirements, regulatory and standard ambulatory procedures.
Requests additional clinical information and documentation when request does not meet medical necessity for level of care requested.
Provides information, suggests alternatives and assists in ensuring documentation integrity.
Enters utilization review data into database for tracking and trending audits, billing and reimbursement and Medicare compliance requirements.
Reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.
Attends to and ensures to the utmost integrity of the medical necessity chart review and application of review requirements.
Acts a resource person for the healthcare team regarding third party payer health plan benefits for transition to next level of care or discharge to home.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Day/Evening Schedule Rotation
Shifts consist of 0700-1530; 0800-16:30; 1500-2330; 1100-1930
Monday through Friday with weekend and holiday rotation
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Paid Military Leave
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.