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Front Office Specialist

PC Bridgemill • Canton, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-15865

Facility: PC Bridgemill

Job Summary: The Front Office Specialist (FOS) is responsible for illustrating exceptional customer service and focus to WellStar's patients and customers. This includes greeting customers, registering patients at check-in and check out, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, cash management, and/or adiminstrative functions that support the practice's operations. The FOS is an important team member in achieving patient experience, employee engagement, and financial goals. This position is considered a highly functioning position where the team member must be able to multi-task while at the same time communicate with various customers. Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Customer Service: - a. In Adherence to our AIDET principles, the FOS will greet patients and guests in a warm, friendly manner in person or on the telephone; identifying self and practice. - b. Answering incoming calls; directing to appropriate personnel, taking messages when appropriate within the EHR, handling non-clinical processes, and scheduling patient appointments as requested. - c. Communicating quickly and often with patients, if there is a delay or wait for patient care. - d. Working with both clinical staff and providers in a team approach. - e. Managing patient call wait times; being alert to queues in the system, responding to voicemails and messages timely, offer options to call patients back, if they are on hold too long Operations/Revenue Cycle: - a. Registering/scheduling patients for appointments; ensuring patient insurance eligibility through Experion, checking in patients, scanning insurance cards and ID into the EHR, and ensuring completion of all necessary paperwork. - b. Collecting co-pays and any outstanding balances, adherence to the WMG LD90 cash management policy. - c. Managing cash allowance; verifying opening balance, ensuring all correct change and collections are made and accounted for, accurately balancing superbills/posting report with bank bag for each daily close. - d. Checking patients out; collecting any deductibles or self pay account balances, setting up payment arrangements on balances, and/or scheduling next appointment visits - e. Contacting patients for appointment reminders Administrative: - Coordinating with the clinic for pharmaceutical representatives, visitors, sample pick-ups, and other clinic requests - Other duties as assigned by management. Required Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Required Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s): All certifications are required upon hire unless otherwise stated.
    Additional License(s) and Certification(s):Required Minimum Experience: 1-2 years administrative front office experience in a physician practice or health care setting Preferred and Previous customer service experience Required Required Minimum Skills: Computer skills essential. Medical terminology including coding needed (CPT-4, ICD-9, and HCPCS) preferred. Knowledge of insurance filing and requirements. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language and display a positive attitude while working in a team setting.
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