Hospice Referral Intake Specialist

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

Web Site: Ecumen.org

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Hospice Referral Intake Specialist


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Minneapolis, MN, United States 


Health Care Services, Health Information Management, Insurance Billing and Coding, Nurse


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Job Description:


Ecumen Hospice is currently seeking an Hospice Referral Intake Specialist to join its team.  Ecumen Hospice honors life through care and serves individuals in the Twin Cities – Metro Area. Ecumen's mission is to create home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.


The Hospice Referral Intake Specialist is responsible for the intake and processing of new referrals in accordance with organization standards. This position is responsible for assembling information concerning a patient’s clinical background and referral needs, assesses quality of referral documents and provides appropriate clinical information to RN Case Managers for admission.


Essential job responsibilities include:


  1. Coordinates the intake of patient information to ensure timely admissions, treatment, interventions and resource utilization in compliance with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements ensuring timely and effective patient care.
  2. Verifies patient payer sources and schedules all hospice and home care admissions in software system and ensures accuracy of information.
  3. Responsible for coordination of all patient care; coordinates care and services with other departments/providers from the time of referral to discharge.
  4. Assumes added responsibility for special projects, administrative functions as directed and follows through with timely completion of the project.

Job Requirements:


Hospice Referral Intake Specialist

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Education: GED or equivalent
  • Relevant Experience: Two years of related experience in Medicare Home Care/Hospice
  • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Other knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Able to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, Resident’s Bill of Rights, OSHA, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, Right to know, and MSDS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Degree in Health Information Management or other related degree


Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.