Front Office SpecialistWellstar Medical Group • Smyrna, GA • WellStar Medical Group • 105987 • Days • Full-Time
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.
30% of the patient population is spanish speaking. We are looking for someone bilingual in spanish.
- 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
- Coordinating with the clinic for pharmaceutical representatives, visitors, sample pick-ups, and other clinic requests
- Other duties as assigned by management.
- Required High school diploma or equivalent.
- 1-2 years administrative front office experience in a physician practice or health care setting Preferred
- Previous customer service experience Required
- Medical terminology including coding needed (CPT-4, ICD-9, and HCPCS) preferred.
- Knowledge of insurance filing and requirements. preferred
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