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Patient Referral Coordinator, San Antonio, TX, US, ID #17130

Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services’ business consultants are experts in providing comprehensive advisory and assistance and health care solutions for hospitals, clinics, and military treatment facilities throughout the United States and Guam. CNHS has leveraged mission-critical demand with results-driven excellence for the past 10 years, and continue to do so. CNHS and its partners can provide robust solutions for your evolving needs.

As a tribal 8(a), SBA certified firm, and an unlimited sole source provider to customers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise at our disposal. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNHS’s strong financial support, extensive past performance history and emphasis on quality management expertise allows the company to offer a truly unique value proposition to support any size client base. Large or small, federal or commercial, we are responsive to the mission at hand. CNHS serves customers in more than 27 states and three countries.

Because we represent both Cherokee Nation Businesses and the small business community, it is our intent to serve our customer and provide the best consultants, health care providers, program managers and to do so with integrity.

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The Patient Referral Coordinator will assist the SAMMC Virtual Med Center Support Services in providing referral coordination within a clinical setting. 


  • Attend and participate in meetings and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: Quality Improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, Department meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the Commander, Virtual MEDCEN or his/her designated representative.
  • Participate in special event informational seminars
  • Provide assistance and monitoring to eligible beneficiaries by reviews, coordinates, and tracks Virtual Healthcare referrals, urgent/ASAP referrals, and VA-DOD sharing referrals. Serves as the focal point for the coordination of health care services through reviewing of covered benefits, conducting CHCS and DEERS eligibility checks, ensuring administrative completeness, and monitoring, maintaining and tracking of referrals.
  • Enter in database system documentation on processing/research of each referral and status of each referral. Assists physicians with proper documentation and preparation of required forms. Serves as intermediary between the BAMC physicians, patients, and outside health care agencies and individuals in arranging for services and obtaining the necessary consultations and required authorizations.
  • Recognize potential problems and assists in the resolution of problems between patients, providers, and clinics and the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF). Receives all external referral requests, coordinates with MTF staff and vendors for sources of service. Through patient interviews, referrals and/or consultation with medical staff and conducting extensive research coordinates patient referrals to appropriate sources for care and/or other assistance. Locates medical care requested which is not available in the MTF. Coordinates and/or obtains necessary documents for exceptions. Electronically transmits consults to the Managed Care Support Contractor (MCSC) when appropriate.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and track health care referrals for the beneficiary population, to include Active Duty, Tricare Prime, Tricare Standard, Tricare for Life, and Tricare Plus, VA-eligible and MEDICARE.
  • Contacts patients, if necessary, in the event the referral requests are invalid or disapproved and instructs patients on options.
  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Keep abreast of policy changes and current health care information and maintains pertinent records and files.
  • Provide information on covered health care services and services excluded from the program and how these benefits integrate with other health care sources.
  • Provide office automation support and production. Contractor’s personnel uses knowledge of the capabilities, operating characteristics and advanced functions of a variety of different software types to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of office operations. Contractor personnel maintain electronic and paper files of information for later retrieval as appropriate.
  • Consult with other individuals and organizations to include other hospital services.
  • Provide reports and identifies trends, problems and shortages of specialty care to the supervisor. Assists the supervisor with preparing monthly statistical data of overall review process for higher management.
  • Integrate data from various types of software, including CHCS, AHLTA, and Microsoft Access, Excel, Work, and PowerPoint. Responsible for collecting maintaining and tracking referrals using an automated External Referral Access database.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


No supervisory/management authority.


High School graduate, college graduate preferred.  Working knowledge of professional standards, ethics and medical terminology


  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CHCS, and AHLTA.
  • Must have thorough and detailed knowledge of, Army ambulatory care medical records activities, operations, and regulations; medical terminology, procedures, anatomy, physiology, and disease processes; ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis, CPT procedural, evaluation, and management, and HCPCS (Health Care Financing Administration’s Common Procedure Coding System) coding techniques; and Ambulatory Data Module (ADM) computerized data entry.


Work will be performed primarily in a climate controlled office environment

About Cherokee Federal

Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;   and

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