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Patient Registrar

Company: Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

OAM has been recognized as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan for eight years straight At OAM everything we do is about providing compassionate care, patient satisfaction, and the best outcomes for those we serve. We are able to do this by having a dedicated workforce who are innovative thinkers, bring exceptional results in quality, are team oriented, and take ownership of the success of their job, the department they support, and OAM itself. OAM is currently looking for a Check In/Check Out Specialist to join our team. POSITION SUMMARY Provides excellent customer service to all patients and their family members. Schedules return appointments. Collects patient due monies: i.e. co-payments/deductibles/AR balances. Explains patient account activity as requested. Provides education to patients regarding OAM Financial Policy Performs charge Entry/Payment Posting Conducts End of Day Reconciliation of posting activity. Maintains and secures change fund. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists patients in scheduling return appointments consistent with the providers templates and scheduling preferences. Locates the appropriate appointment time by reviewing the schedule. Offers the first available appointment to the patient, and continue to offer appointments until the patient accepts one that meets his or her needs. Asks for the patents daytime phone number and where the patient can be reached in the event of an emergency. When an appointment is made, slowly restate the date of the appointment, time, office location, and provider name to the patient. This ensures all information was accurately communicated to and received by the patient. Provides a reminder card to the patient for the follow-up appointment date and time. Reviews patient account to identify the co-payment, deductible and/or patient balance amount to be collected. Accurately posts payments and provides the patient with a receipt. Assists patients in understanding their account activity as it relates to charges, insurance billing, reimbursement and patient balances. Educates the patient regarding OAM Financial Policy. Enters charges from the fee ticket, assigns the appropriate ICD-9 and CPT numeric codes based upon the provider descriptions. Identifies services / procedures that require modifiers and post accordingly. Consults with clinical staff or provider regarding any charge / coding questions when documentation is insufficient to make appropriate assignment of codes. Verifies that all patient encounters are accounted for and posted to the appropriate patient account. Reconciles posting activity at end of day. Ensures security of change fund and daily deposit in accordance with operating procedure. Researches and corrects any posting errors, reports cash shortages to Supervisor. Interacts with the medical staff to address any patient needs. Interacts with the billing department to assist with patients financial or billing concerns. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. REQUIRED / DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Associates degree in business administration or related field is preferred. Experience will be accepted in lieu of education Some college or business school course work is preferred Minimum of two experience with medical office check-in / check-out functions, insurance billing and self-pay collections, preferably in multi-specialty group practice. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES Maintain current and relative knowledge of third party payer requirements Maintain current and relative knowledge of Federal and State billing regulations and guidelines. Possess a thorough knowledge of and experience with automated billing systems. Ability to type 45 words per minute. Accurate data entry skills with knowledge of basic keyboarding. Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate clearly by telephone and in person. Clerical and analytical ability to be self-sufficient in performing duties and maintaining confidential records. Demonstrates an awareness to age related functions and values when performing assigned tasks. CORE EXPECTATIONS Maintains a safe work environment and adheres to safety standards established by departmental and OAM policy. Consistently projects a professional image through attire, conduct, and personal grooming and overall attitude. Consistently communicates positive guest relations behavior by showing interest, concern, appreciation, respect, and empathy when in contact with patients, patient family members, vendors, physicians and employees. Maintains the strictest confidentiality regarding privileged patient information, which includes but is not limited to the patients medical condition, medical records, and demographic and financial information. Additionally, this includes maintaining and enforcing the confidentiality of information and/or knowledge of employees records, activities, and information about the organization which may be acquired through normal work duties or by accident and may be considered as sensitive or confidential. Ensure compliance with all OAM policies and procures. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY FACTORS Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Must be able to sit at a desk for long period of time. Exposed to and must interact with patients who are of diminished mental capacity, incarcerated and physically handicapped. Exposed to moderate levels of noise Requires good body mechanics due to amount of computer work involved. PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB Requires standing and walking 20% of the time. Requires sitting more than 80% of the time. Requires carrying items weighing 25 lbs. more than 20% of the time but less than 80% of the time. Requires lifting, pushing, and pulling objects more than one lb., but less than 30 lbs., 25% of the time but less than 75% of the time. Requires bending and twisting at the waist more than 25% of the time but less than 75% of the time. Requires reaching high and low more than 25% but less than 75% of the time. Requires talking, hearing and seeing more than 100% of the time. Requires repetitive motions with the wrists, hands, and fingers more than 90% of the time.

Keywords: Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids , Patient Registrar, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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