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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Manage patient intake process (including patient triage and admissions) for non-critical transfer patients into Duke University Health System from referring hospitals, clinics, and physicians offices, ensuring appropriate level of care and financial screening.
Evaluate appropriate level of patient care, utilizing expert level Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. documentation. clinical decision making to determine severity of illness for all elective, urgent and emergent admissions. Requires expert level analysis of patient clinical information and formulation of an accurate assessment of the patient and his/her condition. Coordinate with patient, physicians, nursing and/or clinical staff when requirements of admission are not met/authorized, requiring facilitation of alternative care arrangements, physician/administrative override, or delay in service. Responsible for collecting accurate and viable patient insurance information, and escalating all self-pay patients through the appropriate financial screening process (i.e. POMC, Medicaid, Charity Care, patient liability). Coordinate with physician, nursing and/or clinical staff in determining that the following have all been secured: (1) referral authorizations, (2) prior approval of specific treatments and surgical procedures, and (3) second surgical opinions of specific treatment/surgical procedures. Analyze clinical and financial information received on proposed admissions for coding accuracy, difficulty in obtaining authorization, and potential for financial issues . Initiate and facilitate pre-admission and pre-certification authorizations, requiring the detailed evaluation of clinical Responsible for ensuring all scheduled surgical cases are reconciled with the appropriate billing system. Ensure inpatient vs. outpatient scheduling criteria are met in accordance with published payer CPT lists. Enter detailed documentation of actionsand outcomes in applicable billing system. Health System resource for coding of ICD-9 diagnoses/procedures, CPT-4 procedures, DRG, & APC assignment. Trainer and preceptor of Pre-Registration staff in ensuring their clinical knowledge needed to fulfill their position responsibilities. Provide quality assurance reviews of Pre-Registration staff work, ensuring internal controls are met. Conduct denial appeal follow-up, through analysis of clinical documentation to support level of care provided and secure reimbursement. Clinical and health care financial resource to PRMO and broader health system membership. Expert in medical terminology and clinical data interpretation. Liaison to all hospital and PDC departments and their staff members, including physicians, clinical nurses, Patient Resource Managers, clinic staff and bed control. Liaison to Patient Service Representatives, Billers, Collectors, internal and external Case Managers/Patient Resource Managers, Social Workers, and Discharge Planners.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal. departments. Excellent customer service skills, including phone etiquette. Ability to establish good working relationships with associate Working knowledge of ICD-9/CPT-4 coding.
3 years of nursing experience
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
R.N. licensure and North Carolina State Licensure required.
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As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.