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Senior Surgical Coordinator

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under supervision, is responsible for the coordination and scheduling of surgeries and post\-operative appointments This role also assists with the efficient and effective utilization of the daily surgery schedule to facilitate the flow of patients

Job Responsibilities

+ Verifies patient insurance eligibility and obtains necessary pre\-authorization numbers, if required, prior to appointment date\. Facilitates the communication and collection of any fees due from patient\.

+ Functions as liaison between surgeon, operating room \(OR\) scheduling team, and surgical patients\.

+ Coordinates and schedules surgeries, post\-operative appointments and other related tests as ordered by the surgeon\.

+ Conducts all surgical pre\-determination, authorization, pre\-certification and related appeals\. Transmits all correspondence to insurance companies for medical necessity inquires\. Manages processes and documentation to ensure no surgical scheduling delays\.

+ Communicates detailed information and answer patients' questions regarding surgery preparation instructions and arrival/departure instructions relative to procedure\.

+ Completes all necessary surgical paperwork and enters data into the appropriate scheduling systems\.

+ Prepares the patients medical chart with all necessary surgical paperwork\. Scans patient documents in the practice management system\.

+ Independently prepares surgical reports, analyzing and summarizing information with recommendations to present to the Chairman\.

+ Plans, monitors, controls and analyzes surgical operations\. Monitors surgical transactions and reviews surgical reports\. Investigates discrepancies and brings them to the Chairman\.

+ Assists with monitoring and analysis of OR Block Time Utilization and efficient use of physicians time on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis\.

+ Projects and monitors departments surgical volume\. Develops solutions to optimize OR utilization\.


+ High School Diploma


Approximately 2 or more years of experience in a patient\-facing clinical setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Working knowledge of third party payor reimbursement \- Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care and commercial insurance\.

+ Previous experience using computerized appointment scheduling systems \(EPIC preferred\) and/or electronic Medical Record \(eMR\) system \(ideally EPIC\-Care\)\.

+ Knowledge of medical terminology\.

+ Knowledge of CPT, ICD\-9, and ICD\-10 coding\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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