Referral Coordinator

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Location: Fall River, MA
Category: Health Care
Prima CARE, P.C. is looking to hire a Referral Coordinator at its Fall River, MA site. Primary responsibilities will include:

Description:
Positon                      Referral Coordinator
Location                    Fall River, MA
Job Type                    Full-Time
Job Description: This position will be a key member of PrimaCARE, P.C. Referral Department. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serves as liaison between members of specific health plans and primary care providers and specialists to coordinate referrals and help members and providers navigate the PrimaCARE, P.C. Provider Network.
  • Creates and processes referrals.
  • Uses a referral data tool to manage and retain care within the PrimaCARE, P.C. network.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of all requests.
  • Receives incoming requests from physician practices and patients.
  • Verifies eligibility and coverage.
  • Communicates with physician practices and patients as needed.
  • Confirms referrals with physician practices and patients.
  • Assures that all necessary documentation occurs in a timely manner.
  • Achieves established performance targets.
  • Meets established quality expectations; e.g., confidentiality, accuracy, customer service, and professionalism.
  • Verify and update patients insurances.
  • Assist in updating Providers in electronic medical records system (NPI, Provider Name, Address, etc.)
  • Upload hard copy of Insurance Referrals from carriers.
  • Submit and follow up all Out of Network Insurance request.
  • Supports other departmental team members to ensure turnaround time expectations are met.
  • Communicates important information to team members.
  • Contributes to team efforts to improve workflow and efficiency.
  • Provides Outstanding Customer Service, going the "extra mile" to assure that customer expectations are met.
  • Assists with other projects within the department on an "as needed" basis.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


About PrimaCARE, P.C.:
Prima Care, P.C. was founded in 1996 and is a large, multi – specialty medical group serving southeastern New England.  With over 150 providers, including primary care physicians and a broad range of specialists, we offer quality health care, a diversity of services and treatments, convenient and friendly service, and state –of-the-art testing facilities to support your diagnosis and treatments.

In addition to our main Fall River campus and walk-in Center, Prima Care has medical offices and Walk In centers in Somerset, Westport, and Dartmouth, as well as satellite offices in Tiverton, Rhode Island.  We also provide care in patient’s homes, nursing homes and hospitals and two Outpatient Physical Therapy clinics located in Fall River and Somerset, MA.

We live and work by the golden rule and our company values that include integrity, respect, professionalism, ethical behavior and partnership. 

Benefits for our Permanent Placements Include:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.  401K/ROTH and Safe Harbor Plans.  Paid Time Off.


RequirementsMinimum Requirements:

  • Exceptional Customer Service.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; particularly in intense situations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Knowledge of managed care concepts and medical terminology.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple software applications.
  • Knowledge of insurance, medical office practice, and/or referral processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to process insurance referrals and/or schedule physician appointments.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Customer service-focused.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the need for patient confidentiality in a HIPAA-compliant environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Reliable.
  • Knowledge of 3rd party payers.
  • Education:  Associate's degree or equivalent amount of education and experience
  • Experience: At least 1-3 years' experience in a healthcare-related field. Medical office experience strongly preferred.

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