Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Insurance Verification

    Job Location US-CA-Long Beach
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description:

    Multi-Specialty surgery center. We are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. Our management team is focused on providing high quality care and maintaining strong communication with our patients and physicians. We greatly value the confidence and trust placed in our team by our patient and their families.   

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Insurance Verification teammate is responsible for ensuring scheduled procedures are on the patient’s insurance covered list and/or the patient meets self-pay criteria. The Insurance Verification teammate will be responsible for verifying insurance coverage, eligibility, benefits, obtaining authorizations and pre-certs as required by the individual insurance company.  The teammate will verify that all scheduled procedures are on the ASC procedure listing.  The Insurance Verifier will be familiar with and understand Medicare, Medicaid, other government payers, Commercial and HMO/PPO Payers guidelines and principals. 

    The Insurance Verification teammate will be responsible for calculating co-insurance estimates per the payer contract as applicable and amounts due from self-pay patients are according to the center self-pay guidelines, Policies and Procedures.  The teammate will enter the verification, eligibility and benefit information in the patient accounting system to include the date, time and method used to obtain the verification/eligibility information for each patient.  The documentation will include the amount expected from the patient on or before the date of service.  

    The Insurance Verification Clerk is responsible for communicating insurance benefit information and financial responsibility to each patient during a Pre-Registration Financial Orientation call prior to the date of service.  The verifier is responsible for verifying the patient demographic and insurance information along with subscriber information and secondary insurance as applicable during the Pre-Registration Financial Orientation call. 

    SCA strives to provide excellent customer service to all patients and physicians by promptly, accurately and efficiently verifying insurance, self-pay accounts and notification to patients prior to the date of service.  


    Key Responsibilities:


    • Verify that sufficient information is available for accurate verification and eligibility. This step may require direct contact with the physician office and/or the patient.
    • Determine if a secondary insurance should be added to the patient account ensuring the appropriate payer is selected for Primary insurance.
    • Utilize the centers selected vendor for claims and eligibility and/or individual payer websites to obtain eligibility, benefits and/or pre-certs and authorization information. 
    • Enter the patient insurance information into patient accounting system ensuring the selection is the appropriate payer and associated financial class.  
    • When the patient’s insurance is Out of Network notify the manager immediately.  Follow the Policies and Procedures when accepting Out of Network payers.
    • SCA’s goal for each patient’s insurance verification is complete and accurate.  The insurance verifier will document the findings in the patient account and will contact the patient with either estimated co-insurance, co-pay and or deductible amounts due on or before the date of service as applicable
    • The Insurance Verifier will call each patient as part of center compliance with CMS Conditions for Coverage guidelines in contacting patient’s prior to the date of service to review, Physician Ownership, Advance Directives and Patient Rights.


    • Obtain authorizations from insurance companies/physician offices.  Ensure complete and accurate information is entered into the patient accounting system and the procedure scheduled, date of service and facility name are on the authorization. Ensure the authorization has not expired.
    • Enter authorization into patient accounting system. Include the name/CPT codes effective date of the authorized procedures.
    • Ensure high cost implant/supply or equipment rental is included on authorization.
    • Check insurance company approved procedure lists/medical policies. If procedure is not payable, notify patient. If patient wants to proceed, obtain signature on Medicare ABN or other non-covered notification form.

    Financial Orientation: 

    • Calculate co-pay, and estimated co-insurance due from patients per the individual payer contract per the individual payer contract and plan as applicable.
    • Acceptance of in-network benefits for out-of-network payers must be pre-approved by SCA Compliance Dept.
    • Be familiar with individual payer guidelines and the process of collecting over the counter payments/deductibles/co-pay/co-insurance. Knowledge of payer contracts including Medicare, 
    • Medicaid and other government contracts and guidelines and workmen’s compensation fee schedule.
    • Contact the patient and communicate the center financial policy

    Clinical Quality:

    • Communicates patient information to assure confidentiality and continuity of care
    • Documents all patient information according to established standards of care, policies and procedures
    • Discusses patient information with other health team members in an appropriate environment
    • Interacts with all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees in a mature, responsible manner to ensure a positive and professional facility environment
    • Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations
    • Maintains confidentiality of all facility and patient information as required by facility policy
    • Considers age specific needs in communication.


    • Utilizes time effectively.
    • Follows established facility policies and procedures with regard to attendance.
    • Maintains attendance according to guidelines and policy established by facility.
    • Adheres to tardiness policy.
    • Provides notification for unscheduled absences or tardiness in accordance with established departmental procedures as noted by supervisor.
    • Requests scheduled time off according to procedure as noted by supervisor.
    • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards. 
    • Adheres to established facility safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Demonstrates to competent usage of proper body mechanics in all activities.
    • Identifies potentially unsafe situations and notifies supervisor.
    • Completes all Teammate/patient event and Variance documentation in a thorough and timely manner, as required by policy.
    • Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency procedures for facility.
    • Practices infection control, standard precautions and universal precautions as instructed or trained.
    • Maintains work area and equipment in a neat, organized manner.
    • Completes appropriate financial management responsibilities.
    • Provides input re: equipment needs/supply needs.
    • Completes patient charges in accordance with facility procedure and per facility policy.
    • Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
    • Assists with housekeeping tasks as necessary to provide a safe environment for patient’s, teammates, physicians, guests. 
    • Upholds and practices the principles and policies of the SCA Compliance program. 
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.

    Continuous Improvement: 

    • Attends staff meetings and demonstrates review of minutes for any meetings missed.
    • Participates in scheduled performance appraisals and demonstrates dedication to ongoing performance improvement.

    Service Excellence:

    • Fosters a positive and professional facility environment by interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner and by participating as a team member 
    • Diffuses/resolves conflict by appropriately communicating with those involved
    • Accepts constructive criticism and gives suggestions in a professional manner
    • Considers age specific needs in communication
    • Maintains dress and appearance according to standards as observed by management
    • Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation
    • Strives to be professional, courteous, helpful and cooperative



    Degree of Supervision Provided to Position: 

    • Minimal and according to management guidance, must be self-directed and able to work independently.  

    Education, Experience, and Licensure: 

    • Associates Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six month to one year experience in a medical office, hospital, outpatient surgery center or related field
    • Computer experience, Excel, Word, Medical Applications
    • Self-Starter
    • Good Phone etiquette 

    Internal Relationships (Works Closely With):  

    As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct effect on the Facility’s image and perceptions of quality service. Interaction with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, affiliating schools, visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, which is congruent with Facility standards and guidelines to promote positive relations. 



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