The Registration Coordinator I position represents the beginning of the revenue cycle for the medical center in aspects of demographic and financial data gathering/ processing that will result in appropriate exam/procedure(s) and reimbursement of hospital services. This position is also responsible for initial patient intake, including scheduling, order entry, and OP appointments. Also responsible for reviewing previous visit reports to ensure appropriate appointment scheduling. Eligibility review and obtaining authorizations from referring physicians and/or requesting authorization for insurance payers. Conducts interviews with patients representing the medical center’s admission and financial policies that adhere to JCAHO standards. Under minimum supervision, performs specialized clerical duties which require frequent independent judgment and thorough understanding of applicable procedures. Duties include receiving and/or conveying information, sorting and matching documents and filing records. Customer service, listening skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural / multi-ethnic environment are critical. Adherence to high quality standards and use of lean principles to continuously improve performance.