Referral Specialist (Centeralized Scheduling - Houston)

2018-R0160429 Requisition #
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Job Summary:

The Referral Specialist works with patients requiring a referral, to ensure patient’s referral needs are fulfilled for specialty service office visits.  Processes referrals, authorizations and pre-certifications for patients, to ensure timely reimbursement.



Essential Duties:

• Gather, verify, and process referrals, authorizations, and pre-certifications by working closely with physician(s), patients, and payers.
• Communicate detailed information and answers patients' questions regarding their health care plan; provide answers to billing and insurance clarification questions.
• Set up appointments, coordinate clinic visits, and any special arrangements such as transportation, interpreter services, specialty care, etc.
• Coordinate flow of information between medical clinic and referral authorization department to secure a valid referral for clinic patient.
• Enter referrals, documents communications and action into the system, as appropriate. 
• Notify physician(s) and patient when referral is denied, or if additional information is needed.
• Develop and maintain database of referral physician offices preferred by each physician within the clinic.
• Assist Practice Manager with complaint resolution and solutions related to patient referrals.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the practice manager or physician.

Minimum Requirements:


Education and Licensure (required and preferred)

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience (required and preferred)

  • 2 years of progressively responsible related experience in a healthcare environment required.

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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