Scheduler Authorization Representative – 15611

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
September 8, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary


As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Serves as the primary point of contact for patient scheduling, registration, and ensuring timely authorization form insurance carriers to optimize the hospitals revenue cash flow. Coordinating schedules for patients and providers. Collects, verifies and updates patient demographic and guarantor information. Verifies insurance benefits/eligibility, manages referrals runs patient estimate, collects copays and patient estimated out of pocket expenses and appropriate. Performs appointment scheduling, registration and customer services duties. Obtains authorization and re-authorization as needed, for both professional and facility services as well as notification for inpatient stays.

Job Requirement

Equivalent to graduation from high school and two (2) years Admitting Discharge experience in a hospital setting or one (1) year surgery scheduling experience or one (1) year experience working in a physicians office performing scheduling/authorization activities.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

  • Minimum of one (1) year of patient authorization experience and minimum of one (1) year of work experience with insurance verifications.
  • Experience with Epic Software.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Scheduling and authorization procedures; medical terminology; laws, rules, and regulations governing area of assignment; financial system and insurance requirements; commercial and governmental payers, Medicare plans; CPT, ICD 10 procedure coding; Medicare rules and regulations; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in:
Communicating effectively with physicians, patients, and other employees; customer services; computerized scheduling system; verifying benefits and eligibility; forms and applications according to laws and guidelines in area of assignment; preparing technical and statistical reports; performing technical, specialized office support work; using initiative and judgement within established procedural guidelines; setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard office equipment, stamina to remain seated for extended periods of time and maintain concentration, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/13/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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