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Speech Language Pathologist

Job ID 19-1826 Date posted 09/17/2019 Shift Days Shift Length 8 Hours Weekend Requirement Weekends By Dept Rotation Hours Per Two Week Pay Period 80 Department Speech Pathology Location Robbinsdale, Minnesota
DescriptionEvaluates/treats neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric customers with cognitive/ communicative and swallowing disorders maximizing functional independence. Completes documentation, communicates outcomes and provides education and consultation to the customers, staff and community. Treatment is provided in the hospital and outpatient clinic.

Financial Advocacy
• Performs financial screening of patients, using applicable tools and problem-solving skills thru use of obtaining insurance authorization for therapy outpatient services.
• Communicates North Memorial’s financial policy to the patient and/or patient’s family representative regarding the specific level of insurance benefit coverage and estimated patient liability.
• Assists patients/guarantors who have questions/concerns regarding their therapy accounts.
• Works collaboratively with other disciplines (billing, coding, patient accounting, therapies) in assessing the financial needs of the patient and other possible resources for payment.
• Provides cost estimates to prospective and current patients.
• Maintains advanced working knowledge and understanding of insurance eligibility and benefits to determine principle payers and coordination of benefits for all insurance products.
• Responsible for assigned WQ’s.
• Works with department management to identify training and process improvement opportunities.
• Possesses ability to explain and handle patient therapy billing complaints with proper resolution.
• Understand outpatient documentation guidelines, requirements and policies for all disciplines.
• Understand medical policy coverage criteria for rehabilitation services for all payers.
• Educate therapy team members on insurance guidelines and changes and documentation standards.
• Understand Medicare guidelines, Medicare fee schedule, Medicare thresholds and Advance Beneficiary notices.
• Understand Current Procedural terminology (CPT) for rehabilitation services.
• Track Medicare therapy patient claims, and collaborate with team members to develop a plan when an Advance Beneficiary Notice may be required.
• Complete medical necessity chart reviews for all disciplines monthly and provide feedback to team members of process improvements.
• Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Consideration will be given to those seeking a Clinical Fellowship who have previous graduate student experience in the department.

• Inpatient: 2 years’ experience with the populations being served.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability with the populations being served.
• Demonstrated problem solving, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

License Requirement• Speech Language Pathology licensure in the state of Minnesota
State Requirement

• Certificate of Clinical Competence
NMHC Preferred

• Current BLS certification or completion of certification during orientation period
NMHC Standard

• Must possess current class D driver’s license in state of residency with an acceptable driving record if driving to alternate locations
NMHC Standard

• Must provide annual proof of insurance per hospital policy if driving to alternate locations
NMHC Standard
Additional InformationOutpatient experience with Voice Therapy & Stroboscopies, as well as Acute Care Video Swallowing experience required.

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