Framingham , MA 01702
Reliant Medical Group is seeking a Patient Service Specialist (Medical Receptionist) to join our exciting and innovative organization!
Full Time: 40
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM w/1 hr lunch
This person would coordinate the provision of multiple services to patients performing a full range of administrative support services for clinic/site including collection of co-payments, registration and scheduling of patients for medical procedures, tests, associated ancillary services and other related duties. Our Patient Service Specialists ensure the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction.
Verifies, re-verifies and authorizes patient insurance coverage and eligibility utilizing computer-based patient registration/scheduling system. Verifies and updates demographic, insurance, and other patient information. Confirms, collects, and posts patient co-payments and other outstanding balances.
Generates and tracks patient encounter forms. Reviews patient encounter forms for completeness and resolves any discrepancies. Batches encounter forms and submit to appropriate billing area.
Maintains records and makes daily cash deposit as assigned.
Receives and addresses patient-care related telephone calls. Provides routine information on procedures and standard policies, refers matters to appropriate person within department/site.
Identifies problem related priorities, and responds to emergency needs by contacting/interrupting physician/provider within guidelines.
Resolves patients' questions regarding clinic schedules and billing concerns; handles requests for prescription refills, reschedules appointments, etc.
Documents appropriate information in computer system. Prepares patient charts. Ensures completeness by locating test results, reminding patients of appointments, including appropriate forms, etc., for patient appointments.
Updates and maintains Telephone Message System (TMS) in computer system. Follows through on requests. Distributes messages to appropriate provider or others for appropriate action.
Enters new referrals or ensures that existing referral numbers are linked in the system to ensure managed care requirements.
Provides patient education regarding managed care plans and referral process. Answers patients' referral questions, concerns, etc. Provides patient with available options.
Works collaboratively with primary care practices, patients and specialty practices to process outgoing referrals prior to scheduled visits. Follows up with practices that do not issue a referral or obtain referral on a timely basis.
Interfaces with staff, providers and patients regarding denied referrals. Documents information and assists with alternate plan of care, if needed.
Completes and maintains patient schedules. Schedules and coordinates patient visits, medical procedures for both inpatients and outpatients. Communicates with patients regarding all information related to scheduled appointments.
Notifies providers, patients and others of changes such as new scheduling, re-scheduling, no-show, emergency appointments and add-ons.
Maintains recall lists and communicates with patients as appropriate.
May inform nursing staff or others of laboratory and diagnostic study results; collects and mails test results.
May escort patient to examination rooms and chaperones patients as required.
May process standard and non-standard business office administrative paperwork, such as purchase requisitions, employee time sheets, expense vouchers, etc. Follows-up with personnel outside the medical office to expedite timely action and alleviate, or report delays as appropriate.
Provides guidance to departmental personnel in medical office on administrative policies and procedures.
Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc.
Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.
Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
High School diploma required
Additional specialized medical secretarial/medical office training preferred
Superior customer service skills including the ability to multi-task and resolve patient concerns in a timely manner
Ability to think critically and exercise sound judgment
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Familiarity with various software applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.