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Patient Coordinator, Sr.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under general supervision, provides clinical office support to ensure patient satisfaction; schedules appointments, greets patients, and prepares charts; performs registration and check-in/out functions; verifies insurance benefits; assists with patient exams, tests, and procedures; maintains various records and databases of information; prepares correspondence, billing, and reports.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Performs office support for a specific department of clinical practice; schedules surgeries, services, and appointments; prepares referral forms for tests, procedures, consults, and specialty physicians; obtains x-rays and test results; verifies benefits and assists with various insurance protocols; precertifies tests and procedures.
  2. Greets and assists visitors, patients, etc.; obtains initial patient information; may perform non-invasive testing; assists with exams and procedures; screens phone calls for the most effective patient care; responds to inquiries.
  3. Prepares patient charts; maintains database of patient information, care requirements, and changes; reviews and maintains patient data; maintains medical and insurance referral records; ensures test results are filed.
  4. Performs charge entry, and payment collection and posting; processes financial information; prepares clinical and surgical billing; reviews requisitions; prepares reports; transcribes clinical correspondence.
  5. Researches and resolves patient referral problems; tracks referral practice patterns; oversees operations to ensure patient satisfaction; assists medical students with procedure instructions; performs other duties as assigned.
  6. Is responsible for scheduling surgeries.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures
  • Knowledge of insurance plans and referral procedures
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Ability to operate various office and medical equipment
  • Ability to operate personal computer with various software programs
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability to organize/prioritize duties
  • Ability to work with constant interruptions
  • Ability to maintain records and files
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented with two (2) years of related work experience.

700

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