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Office Asst

Company: Medstar
Location: Bel Air
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of Position
The Office Assistant performs a variety of assigned clerical and patient care duties essential to the daily operations of the assigned department. Duties may vary by department and/or site and may include: patient registration, patient scheduling, coordinating the physician order re-certification process, insurance verification \rand coordination of services for patients, charge entry and reconciliation functions, co-payment and daily cash receipt responsibilities, assisting with medical record operations on a daily basis, greeting, registering and escorting patients, completing patient set-ups, turning over patient rooms and ensuring that the exam room is \rproperly cleaned and prepped, performing other patient care duties determined by the therapist or physician, editing and distributing clinical dictations, order and maintain clinical and administrative supplies, creates patient registration packets for patients and/or billing department, and providing front office and/call center coverage and assistance.
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Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Promptly answers assigned extensions using the correct salutation and follows script and completes patient reminder calls processes and procedures as assigned.
  • Greets and assists patients on the telephone and in person by triaging patient inquiries and concerns to appropriate clinical and non-clinical team members.
  • Completes the preliminary intake efficiently, accurately and completely; performs patient updates, scanning, registration, patient scheduling of initial and follow-up appointments based on insurance guidelines, and messaging in the department's practice management (PM) system and/or electronic health record (EHR).
  • Performs insurance verification and coordinates services/authorizations for patients, as assigned.
  • Completes and/or ensures accurate collection of copayments and copayment reconciliation, charge entry reconciliation, preparation of bank deposits and cash receipt logs, as assigned.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with the billing portion of the PM system to include: guarantor information, benefit information, insurance information, insurance priority, episode of care information, open HMO referrals, alternate insurances and system notes (if applicable).
  • Assembles financial paperwork and medical record paperwork for physicians and/or clinical team; assists patients with completing of required office forms, reviews all patient information for accurateness and completeness and witnesses all financial forms as required. Communicates duplicate or multiple medical record accounts to appropriate medical records personnel for merging.
  • In the Physician Centers: Registers and schedules patients for a variety of different physician specialty clinics as well as modifying physician schedules upon request. Works closely with Patient Insurance Specialists, secretaries and nurses to coordinate and schedule procedures and clinics.
  • Requests and obtains referrals, medical records or diagnostic reports from internal and external providers, as assigned.
  • Monitors and handles case management for patients in the EHR system, as assigned.
  • Maintains waiting area in clean and neat condition, restocking materials as needed.
  • Monitors administrative supplies and keeps administrative supplies at par levels.
  • Responds to all payer-specific questions from patients and clinical providers, as appropriate.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
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    Minimum Qualifications
    Education
  • High School Diploma or GED required and
  • Associate's degree (A.A.) preferred or
  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university in healthcare preferred or
  • related field preferred
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    Experience
    • Less than 1 year 3 months of related experience/and or training in a fast paced medical office setting for therapy/ambulatory offices required and
    • 1-2 years Experience in a medical office required or a combination of experience and education will be accepted for outpatient physician centers. required and
    • Experience working in a role involving customer service preferred
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      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Excellent customer service, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Basic knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
      • Highly organized, process oriented individual who has the ability to multi-task, be flexible and be a self-starter.
      • Ability to follow instructions and assist visitors and/or patients without compromising safety, service, care or efficiency.
      • Friendly and professional when interacting with patients and visitors at all times.
      • Position is initial face and the initial voice of the clinic and should be able to project a positive and professional image at all times.
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        Why MedStar Health?
        At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
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        • Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark. \r
        • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization. \r
        • Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more. \r
        • More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations. \r \r
          About MedStar Health
          MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.

          MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: Medstar, Baltimore , Office Asst, Administration, Clerical , Bel Air, Maryland

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