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Credentialing Coordinator

HEALTHPOINT, RENTON, WA

Location Hours:     Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Employment Type:     Full-time; 40hrs/week

Would you like to have a career that makes a daily difference in people’s lives? Do you want to be part of a caring, respectful, diverse community? If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading!

HealthPoint is a community-based, community-supported and community-governed network of non-profit health centers dedicated to providing expert, high-quality care to all who need it, regardless of circumstances. Founded in 1971, we believe that the quality of your health care should not depend on how much money you make, what language you speak or what your health is, because everyone deserves great care.

Position Summary:

Responsible for managing the credentialing/ re-credentialing process for all HealthPoint licensed providers and staff with governmental and insurance payor agencies and with the HealthPoint Credentialing Committee.

Your contribution to the team includes:

  • Work collaboratively with HealthPoint IT Department to successfully implement and improve information systems related to assigned projects and program.
  • Execute the various external functions associated with credentialing, re-credentialing and privileging of HealthPoint’s health care providers. Ensures accuracy and timely submission of credentialing requests.
  • Represent HealthPoint in the credentialing/privileging process with hospitals, government agencies, and health plan credentialing departments as necessary.
  • Responsible for communicating and verifying accuracy of insurance information/provider numbers and verification to billing and information systems supervisors.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a system of detailed internal reports of relevant metrics and distributes to providers, managers, and HealthPoint’s Credentialing committee.
  • Responsible for internal full cycle of provider insurance enrollment including maintaining database for provider insurance enrollment and credentialing.
  • Coordinate and implement various improvements and organizational matrices for finance and operations department projects.

Must have’s you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must possess and maintain Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) or acquire certification within 1 year.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in healthcare with at least one (1) of those years in credentialing.
  • Ability to be self-starter, motivated, independent worker with high attention to detail and ability to follow-through.
  • Intermediate level ability with Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.

 If you have the following it’s a plus:

  • Experience with provider enrollment with payors highly desired.
  • NextGen experience.

The Rich Benefits and Perks:

  • Medical Health Insurance and Wellness Program
  • Vision & dental plan
  • Flexible Spending Account – both daycare and healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • AFLAC supplementary insurance
  • Retirement plans with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Recognition Program
  • And much more!

To learn more about HealthPoint, go to www.healthpointchc.org!

It is the policy of HealthPoint to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, because of sensory, physical, or metal disability, genetic information, gender identity or any other factor protected by local, state or federal law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors. 

(posted 5/8/2018)

Medical Staff Office Coordinator

EVERGREEN HEALTH, MONROE, WA

Medical Staff Office, Clerical/Support, Full Time, Days, Req # 1793

JOB SUMMARY of ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Adheres to Hospital policies and procedures.  Assumes and oversees all functions of the medical staff office including but not limited to credentialing; maintenance of practitioner database with up-to-date information in addition to status and/or privileges.  Provides support for medical executive committee members.  Schedules and facilitates Medical Staff meetings.  Attends and completes minutes from designated meetings.  Distributes information as necessary to all Medical Staff and Allied Health practitioners.  Reviews and modifies bylaws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations as necessary to meet compliance for any federal or state regulatory agency.  Coordinate events as necessary i.e., Annual Meeting and Doctors’ Day. Provide support to the Quality Management Department.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE; CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:
CPMSM or CPCS preferred by National Association of Medical Staff Services.  If not certified, must be certified within 12 months of employment; or associate degree in medical/legal secretarial sciences, medical transcription, business sciences, or related field; or high school graduate with a minimum of 2 years medical/legal secretarial experience; and previous credentialing experience a plus.

To apply, go to:  https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/vgh#/job/673

(posted 5/8/2018)

Payor Enrollment/Credentialing Coordinator

PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTERS, SEATTLE, WA

PacMed is looking for a current employee to develop his or her career with this new opportunity:

The Payor Enrollment and Credentialing Coordinator is accountable for data collection, organization and submission of enrollment applications required by health plans, hospitals and governmental and other regulatory agencies.  Works closely with individual practitioners, clinic leadership, Medical Staff, Provider Relations, Human Resources, physician billing office and Epic analysts to facilitate timely payor enrollment for new practitioners and re-enrollment for established practitioners.  Processes all practitioners’ payor credentials along with facility /entity applications as required by governmental agencies.  Performs all duties in a manner that promotes PacMed mission, values, and philosophy

In this position you will:

  • Organizational and communication skills (written, presentation, listening, and oral)
  • Evidence of ability to coordinate multiple projects and taks of a medium complexity
  • Takes initiative and works independently with minimal guidance
  • Handles confidential information in compliance with HIPAA
  • Proven ability to interact with physicians and support staff
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven skills in communicating with staff and customers

Required qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two – Three years previous payer enrollment, provider credentialing, healthcare or general office experience required.
  • Proven ability to interact with physicians and support staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) preferred.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently with minimal guidance.

Pacific Medical Center Beacon Hill Clinic: The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. PacMed’s compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career.

To apply: https://pacmed.jobs/   (Job #185503)

(posted 4/25/2018)


 

Medical Staff Services – Credentialing Specialist

VIRGINIA MASON, SEATTLE, WA

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters – our patients.

The Medical Staff Services Specialist coordinates and implements activities involved in ensuring provider compliance within the scope of JCAHO, National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), federal and state regulations and facility policy. Coordinates and facilitates New Provider Orientation and ongoing provider communications.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 1+ year of experience in medical staff services, payer enrollment, payer credentialing, physician recruiting or similar health care experience, preferably in a hospital setting.
  • Strong aptitude for detail, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be diligent and self-motivated.
  • Must be proficient in the use of database, spreadsheet and word processing software.

Preferred:

  • CPCS and/or CPMSM certification.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Working knowledge of TJC, NCQA, and other regulatory requirements.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

For more information or to apply online visit our website at https://jobs.VirginiaMason.org. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(posted 4/23/2018)

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Medical Staff Services Coordinator

VIRGINIA MASON, SEATTLE, WA

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters – our patients.

This position provides oversight and coordinates VMMC’s credentialing and privileging activities assuring compliance with appropriate regulatory bodies such as JCAHO, DOH and NCQA. This position educates medical staff and senior leadership regarding regulations and processes.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 3+ years of experience in a medical staff services or credentialing or progressively more responsible healthcare operations role.
  • CPCS or CPMSM certification is required within three years of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and prioritize tasks, work well under demanding timelines, and provide expert knowledge of TJC, NCQA, DOH and federal and state regulations also required.
  • Strong aptitude for detail, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be diligent and self-motivated.
  • Must be proficient in the use of database, spreadsheet and word processing software.  Knowledge of medical terminology.

Preferred:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

For more information or to apply online visit our website at https://jobs.VirginiaMason.org.  We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

(posted 4/23/2018)

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Credentialing Coordinator

VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, RENTON, WA

The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the organization.

AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Medical Staff Services Department

HOURS OF WORK: 8am – 4:30pm or as arranged

RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor, Medical Staff Services Department

PREREQUISITES:

  • Current certification by National Association for Medical Staff Services (CPCS or CPMSM) preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Must be a high school graduate, higher education preferred
  • Must be organized, independent, and detail oriented
  • Experience in the medical/healthcare office setting, preferably in medical staff services profession
  • Must have a teamwork and “can-do” attitude

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially the ability to work with medical staff members and hospital leaders.
  • Familiarity with filing systems and ability to keep accurate records.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to complete deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and work well with details and procedures
  • Knowledge with credentialing databases and accreditation agency standards (TJC, DOH, CMS, etc), a plus

UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT, AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to lift at least 20-50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

  • Must demonstrate good working knowledge of office equipment i.e., fax, phone, e-mail system, etc. along with the ability and confidence to learn new systems
  • Must demonstrate understanding of and the ability to learn the diverse types of credentialing software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize assignments and/or tasks appropriately as required (able to identify, assess, and meet time requirements to complete projects)
  • Demonstrates the ability to proofread and/or edit memos/notifications to the execution of a final product
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of departmental and/or hospital-wide operations and utilizes appropriate resources as required
  • Seeks assistance when needed i.e., urgent projects
  • Appropriately notifies department chiefs for any irregularities regarding an applicant’s file as necessary
  • Complete meeting preparations/and/or notifications to appropriate members in a timely manner (i.e., agenda, notification, appropriate equipments)
  • Complete meeting minutes in a timely manner (no later than 7 days) and provide distribution as directed by department chief
  • Complete hospital affiliation requests in a timely manner (no later than 7 days)
  • Process files expeditiously for temporary privileges/observership/proctorship as directed by medical staff leadership (i.e., department chief, chief medical officer, medical group directors)
  • Assist members in obtaining updates for expired items i.e., license/DEA/liability coverage and provide updates in provider credentialing database
  • Assist with the financial accounting of medical staff funds as applicable
  • Coordinate and provide administrative support to medical staff leaders as necessary with regards to credentialing activities, department and/or medical staff activities, etc.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT/ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

  • Demonstrates independence and self-direction in keeping with departmental and organizational priorities
  • Seeks and incorporates performance improvements for the good of the department
  • Willingness to attend seminar/conferences for skills competency/education and pursuit of certification
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in adjusting to changing working conditions and workflow
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems and challenges effectively
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and initiates projects as requested
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a small team environment in a busy open office format
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional interaction, exercising tact in dealing with professionals at all levels in the organization

Job Qualifications:

PREREQUISITES:

  • Current certification by National Association for Medical Staff Services (CPCS or CPMSM) preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Must be a high school graduate, higher education preferred
  • Must be organized, independent, and detail oriented
  • Experience in the medical/healthcare office setting, preferably in medical staff services profession
  • Must have a teamwork and “can-do” attitude

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially the ability to work with medical staff members and hospital leaders.
  • Familiarity with filing systems and ability to keep accurate records.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to complete deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and work well with details and procedures
  • Knowledge with credentialing databases and accreditation agency standards (TJC, DOH, CMS, etc.), a plus

To apply please click this link:

https://valleymed.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20171221114528&

(posted 4/23/2018)

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Credentialing Specialist

Kootenai Health, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Do you desire to be a partner in a progressive, exciting and expanding industry? Kootenai Health is seeking a detail oriented, community-minded, quality driven, and highly motivated Credentialing Specialist to join our Medical Staff Services Team!

Our Credentialing Specialist will process all initial applications and reappointments in a timely and complete manner. In this position your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing the credentialing processes for all initial applications and reappointments.
  • Collecting and verifying sensitive provider data through confidential sources and maintaining a credentialing database.
  • Preparing files for presentation to the department chairman, credentials committee, executive committee and hospital board.
  • Performing analysis and appropriate follow-up of each initial application and reappointment.
  • Working with many individuals to acquire necessary materials and information, including, but not limited to: physicians, facility staff, professional staff and physician office staff.
  • Performing relevant data entry into the database to ensure consistency and integrity of the data.
  • Processing appropriate queries for expired licensure, or any appropriate regulatory credentialing requirement and maintaining documentation in the database.
  • Attending medical staff meetings, including agenda management and information distribution.
  • Communicating with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone.

Additional responsibilities: 

Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job under general supervision. Performs other related duties as assigned. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc. Physical Job functions include spending the majority of the shift sitting, read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials. No or very limited exposure to physical effort or risk. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function.

Requirements & Minimum Qualifications

Education

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent education and work experience is required (equivalent experience includes two years of hospital credentialing.)

Experience

  • Three (3) years of credentialing experience is preferred with a working knowledge of DNV requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with astute judgment in areas of human relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a multi-functional task environment with excellent organizational skills and the ability to establish daily work priorities
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

 Licensure/Certification

  • CPCS certification from the National Association of Medical Staff Services preferred, or willing to obtain. 

About Kootenai Health

Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. Providing a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and includes a 292-bed community-owned hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should!

  • 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award – Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!
  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – in 2014 Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain locally-owned and independent health care provider.
  • 3 Time Magnet Designated since 2006 – This designation is nursing’s top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.

Physical Demand:

On feet a minimum of 8-12 hours, depending on length of shift. Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing heavy stretchers and other equipment. Frequent moving, transferring and positioning of patients with and/or without assistance. Read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials. Communicate with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone. Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc., as well as mixes and administers medications. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, document interventions. Able to use computer and learn new software programs.

Work Environment:

Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year; operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients. Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.  Potential exposure to hostile individuals.

Kootenai Health considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

(posted 4/17/2018)

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