Corporate Project Remote Admissions Specialist in Franklin, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/6/2022

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Job Summary

As one of the nation's leaders in treating individuals with co-occurring mood, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma, Acadia Healthcare places a strong emphasis on our admissions & intake functions to allow us to help every possible person in need. To this end, Acadia Healthcare is currently interested in hearing from dynamic, results driven candidates who may be a fit for the Corporate Project Remote Admissions Specialist position. This person will be supporting Acadia admissions departments around the country in a remote capacity. The Corporate Remote Project Admissions Specialist will act as the Admissions Specialist at facilities that have a vacancy.

Who Should Apply: Those who have worked in an inpatient behavioral health acute hospital admissions department processing referrals and completing other job functions listed below.


Job Functions:

  • Remote ability to work from home (perhaps brief training onsite at hospital
  • Manage Referral Management Portals
  • Monitor all faxed referrals
  • Monitor all webforms and call center handoffs/rollover referrals
  • Utilize facility admissions/exclusionary criteria to process incoming types of referrals
  • Respond to inquiries about the facility within facility policy timeframes.
  • Document calls inside of Salesforce and follow-up as needed.
  • Complete Prior Authorization
  • Pre-Admit the patients in billing system
  • Coordinate with local admissions department regarding bed availability
  • Facilitate intake, admission and utilization review process for incoming patients.
  • Perform insurance benefit verifications, disseminating the information to appropriate internal staff.
  • Collaborate with other facility medical and psychiatric personnel to ensure appropriate recommendations for referrals.
  • Coordinate admission and transfer between levels of care within the facility.
  • Communicate projected admissions to designated internal representative in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all medical admission documentation is gathered from external sources prior to patient admission and secure initial pre-authorization for treatment and admission.

Personal Characteristics

•     Goal and outcome oriented with an intensive drive to succeed

•     High energy level

•     Proven ability for remote productivity

•     Able to work under intense pressure, to juggle multiple tasks and people while remaining calm

•     Mature; able to set a professional tone that others follow

•     Personable and able to empathize with others

Core Competencies

•     General business acumen

•     Ability to engage a team

•     Ability to drive operational excellence with continuous improvement

•     Ability to build internal and external relationships to drive admissions and improve performance

•     Ability to drive efficient process to boost volume and key performance indicators

Content/Technical Knowledge

•     Knowledge of admission/referral processes, techniques and tools

•     Familiarity with behavioral health issues and services

•     Solid understanding of financial principles and insurance reimbursement practices

•     Knowledge and proficiency with (or other CRM application), Concur, and MS Office application.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Behavioral Science, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, or a related field. License Preferred as specified below.


  • Licensure, as required as designated by the state in which the facility operates, i.e., RN/LVN/LPN or other clinical counseling or therapy license,


  • Behavioral Health Admissions: 2+years
  • Working knowledge of trends and best practices within acute psychiatric hospital admissions departments industry highly preferred


  • 100% Remote Position