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Patient Care Coordinator

  • HOMELINK
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Full Time
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Job Description

As a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) with VGM Homelink one will be responsible for the verification of insurance coverage and the coordination of delivery for a full spectrum of durable medical equipment, orthotics and prosthetics, medical supplies and home care services. In this role individuals will be working with healthcare professionals, DMEPOS providers and insurance companies all while ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care. Commitment to in-depth knowledge of our insurance carrier contracts and expectations, as well as high-quality standards and timeliness are crucial to success in this role. This position is fast-paced and ever changing; individuals with high energy and passion for exceeding expectations are encouraged to apply.

The Patient Care Coordinator will be well compensated and have opportunities for growth within VGM. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, one will have the opportunity to give back and participate in volunteer opportunities.

Compensation: Hourly paid position. Benefits offered include, but not limited to: Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays.

Hours: Full time; 40 hours/week Monday – Friday 10am-7pm. This position requires week-long on call commitments for a minimum of 4 times/year, additional compensation and/or flex time provided for on-call weeks. 

Responsibilities

These are the responsibilities expected of an applicant interested in this position.

As a Patient Care Coordinator for DMEPOS, nursing services and transportation, it is expected that a PCC gathers all necessary insurance information and approvals as well as medical documentation needed to complete the coordination of services. This is a fast-paced position with urgent deadline requiring strong personal drive and commitment to success. Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Verify or obtain benefits/authorization for items or services needed.
  • Coordinate the delivery of medical equipment or services.
  • Knowledge of contract specific guidelines.
  • Identifies and resolves service issues.
  • Follows strict HIPAA confidentiality guidelines.
  • Ensure orders are setup with accurate codes, quantity, and pricing.
  • Availability for after hours on-call.
  • Must comply with continuing education per company or accreditation mandate.
  • Excellent communication skills to keep all parties informed of order status; keeps timely and accurate notes of customer interactions and transactions, recording details of inquiries, comments, as well as actions taken.
  • Answers telephone, email and faxes timely; takes messages as needed providing answers to questions from patients, staff, and insurance companies.
  • Participates in educational activities.

Qualifications

Applicants are expected to meet these qualifications to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates must have experiences relevant to the job to demonstrate their ability as a self-starter with strong organization and prioritization skill. They must have the ability to forge relationship with colleagues and customers both internally and externally, built on reliability, trust and respect.

  • 2+ years experience working in a fast-paced customer service role, preferable in the healthcare field.
  • Adept critical thinking skills.
  • Proven attention to detail, follow-through skills and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize heavy workloads and meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Punctuality
  • Flexible with the ability to routinely adapt to change.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Competence to understand, analyze and interpret insurance claims.
  • Strong verbal/written communication & presentation skills.
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Proficient with computers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at desk, standing, walking in office and throughout facility.
  • Operation of office machinery and equipment.
  • Visual abilities to include reading, distance vision and peripheral vision.

Find out more about HOMELINK at vgmhomelink.com

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