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Admissions Coordinator - Long Term Care

Admissions Coordinator - Long Term Care
NJ - Elizabeth (07206)

Job Description

The Admissions Coordinator will perform these job responsibilities:

Coordinates, and implements the admissions processes essential to the effective functioning of Admissions Department. • Oversees and performs the daily registration and admitting process within the department assuring timely, accurate registration and admission material. • Enters data for census, produces report, makes all changes, distributes to appropriate departments. • Determines and verifies patient insurance: Medicare, Medicaid, Managed care & 3rd party insurance coverage. Upon verification notifies appropriate departments. • Oversees and performs the daily registration and admitting process within the department assuming timely, accurate registration and admission material. • Maintains Departmental manuals. • Assists department in coordinating admissions both internally and externally and communicates required information to all parties. • Enters patient information into automated information system. Makes appropriate change of information as required ensuring accurate data. • Schedules and conducts facility tours, provides information and facility materials in a timely manner. • Compiles admission packets, ensures paperwork needed for admission is obtained from resident and/or family member; and reviews material for completion and accuracy. • Maintains bed hold information as required by Dept. of Health. • Provides statistical reports on daily, monthly, and as needed basis. • Maintains current & discharged files. • Answers telephones, screens and directs calls appropriately. • Communicates pertinent information on a timely basis to all internal & external customers. • Maintains policy & procedure manuals. Files, copies, and faxes correspondence and records. Participates in staff meetings, in-service training, and performance improvement activities.

Job Requirements

High School Diploma. Minimum 2 years of experience with hospital admissions and regulatory guidelines for admission to a LTC facility. Excellent interpersonal skills. Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care and insurance requirements and reimbursement. Familiarity with acute hospitals, rehab hospitals, senior organizations and local healthcare market preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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