Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Admitting Clerk

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. 


    Facility Description:


    Are you an experienced Admitting Clerk looking for an efficient, fast-paced work environment?  Then The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital (CISH) is for you!  Join our team of friendly, motivated healthcare professionals and have fun doing what you love. 


    We are conveniently located in the North Central Phoenix corridor, and specialize in spine and orthopedic inpatient and outpatient procedures.  Our teammates are among the best in the industry in terms of experience and professionalism.  Our mission is to provide the best possible patient care, and our values direct us toward this goal:

    • The Patient • Teamwork • Excellence •
    • Continuous Improvement • Accountability • Evidence-based Practice •


    The Admitting Clerk is the first point of contact for both our hospital and our medical imaging department.  This person will greet patients and family members, verify insurance, patient demographic information, and obtain and verify authorizations from third party payors.  The clerk enters all of this information into the EMR system to pre-register patients prior to admission.  The Clerk provides education to patients regarding their payment responsibility due at time of admission, and admits patients on day of surgery or imaging procedure.  The clerk performs reception duties as needed to ensure coverage at the front concierge desk.


    • Verify patient demographic, insurance and financial information upon receipt of surgery booking sheet from scheduler.
    • Verify patient type, procedure, and other case details in order to accurately obtain authorization, calculate patient responsibility and pre-register patient.
    • Confirms primary and secondary insurance order based on COB rules. Direct patient to complete accident questionnaire and/or COB form.
    • Collect State reporting and Meaningful Use data and input into PAS.
    • Accurately document in and out of network benefits, all pertinent information regarding benefits and patient responsibility to include down payments and payment arrangements, authorization information and contact information to update insurer.
    • Be familiar with individual payor guidelines and the process of collecting over the counter payments/deductibles/co-pay/coinsurance. Knowledge of payor contracts including Medicare, Medicaid and other government contracts and guidelines
    • Check insurance company approved procedure lists/medical policies. If procedure is not payable, notify scheduling office.  If patient wants to proceed, obtain signature on Medicare ABN or other non-covered notification waiver form.
    • Contact patients with financial responsibility information and works out payment arrangements prior to patient arrival.

    Skills Required

    • Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 2 year experience in a medical office, hospital, outpatient surgery center or related field required.

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