Providence Health & Services Inpatient Rehab Admissions Coordinator - PT, OT, SLP in Medford, Oregon
Providence is calling a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist to its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Admissions/PPS Coordinator position at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is an on-call/per diem position which will consistently offer 1-2 shifts or more per week. Schedules are made available 6 weeks in advance. Shifts offered will include 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.
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We are seeking a Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Admissions/PPS Coordinator - Inpatient Rehabilitation that will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating access to inpatient rehabilitation services. This position is accountable for monitoring of appropriate utilization of unit services in accordance with current Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines and regulations.
Under the direction of the Medical Director the Admissions Coordinator evaluates internal and external referrals for admission per the criteria established by CMS and coordinates and facilitates admission including obtaining of insurance authorization and completing UR functions.
Upholds the standards of confidentiality, attendance and punctuality.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Responsible for gathering, evaluating, and organizing patient demographic and clinical data for determination of appropriateness for admission to inpatient rehabilitation care
Reviews information with the Medical Director and/or unit management to determine appropriateness of the admission, to identify candidates who meet criteria and who will benefit from program services
Be responsible for ensuring that required documentation (pre-admission screening assessments, post-admission physician evaluations, etc.) are completed timely, and signed / authorized by a rehabilitation physician within required time frames
Coordinate with IRF PPS Coordinator in identifying and communicating allowable comorbidities and expected length of stay to rehabilitation team
Be able to identify expected costs, and Medicare and insurance reimbursement
Participate as an active member in weekly team conferences
Collect, organize, and communicate evaluation findings to the rehab team in order to facilitate the initiation of the plan of care
In collaboration with the team, works towards effective management of program length of stay, resource utilization, and identifies and communicates plans for discharge disposition from the time of admit
Clinical / Financial:
Assess insurance benefits and obtains authorization if needed for admission to the inpatient rehab unit, and perform ongoing utilization review as required during the stay
Verify eligibility, coverage, deductibles, limitation, exclusions, and payments with primary and secondary payers
Negotiate approval for a client's stay. If necessary, negotiates rates with payers
Document information and communication with payer, patient and family concerning estimated LOS, discharge planning, follow-up care recommendations and insurance coverage
Communicate with the team to ensure clinical and financial outcomes are met within an appropriate length of stay, with the effective use of resources and within established quality standards
Monitor that patients meet criteria for continued stay: daily review of severity of illness, nursing and medical acuity, and intensity of care (3 hours of therapy per day)
Function as a liaison to the payer, Medicare, Medicaid, other payers, to negotiate and manage the financial resources and to ensure effective communication regarding the patient's treatment
Contact the payer both verbally and in writing, regarding the patient's initial assessment, progress and outcomes as requested
Maintain records (computer-generated and paper) as defined by hospital policies and procedures
Document any special handling instructions and/or data noted by the payer in the patient's medical record 100% of the time, as well as informs the inter-disciplinary rehab team, patient and family
Quality & Analysis:
Monitor and report unit compliance with 60% rule
Perform all aspects of utilization review for patient caseload, and helps manage appeal of denials
Complete analysis of expected and actual payment received and investigates billing discrepancies
Obtain and report outcome data
Participate in shared governance, collectively working toward a common goal, through clinical practice, education, research, performance improvement, professional and satisfaction activities
Maintain current knowledge of CMS guidelines, rules, and regulations related to inpatient rehabilitation criteria and reimbursement
Summarize changes and disseminates information to the Manager, Medical Director, and staff as appropriate
Function as a preceptor for new Coordinators, and is a mentor for staff and students
Interact and contribute to the professional environment and professional development of peers and health care providers
Collaborate with the patient, family, and members of the healthcare team
Expected to practice autonomously consistent with professional standards, Self-starter; meet deadlines, manage time effectively
Evaluate own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations
Maintain knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice. Bound by the American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for nurses and integrates ethical provision in all areas of practice
Demonstrate leadership and participation in hospital/program/nursing committees, and conferences, or other professional activities
Participate as a team leader in unit surveys
As directed by manager and or Medical Director represents PARC at other PHS facilities, and at community education or marketing events
Maintain a thorough knowledge of facilities, products, services, and acuity trends
Develop relationships with referral sources
Conduct other duties including exhibiting and providing tours
Promote good public relations with patients, healthcare providers, and other involved people
Educate clients, family members or significant others, referral sources, hospital personnel, external payers, and external case managers as to rehabilitation program benefits and services
Market and/or networks with payers, referrals, and other health care agencies no less often than quarterly
Develop rapport with clients and their family members or significant others
Exhibit professional behavior as a facility representative
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) or Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) licensure
Current, unencumbered State of Oregon PT, OT, SLP licensure
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) at time of hire
Two (2) years of Experience as PT, OT, -or- SLP
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Two (2) years of Experience in Case Management
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Physical Therapy
Req ID: 312380