The Medical Secretary is responsible for front desk duties. Key responsibilities include but not limited to scheduling and arriving patients appointments, answering and triaging calls from new and/or existing patients, insurance verifications and referrals, CROWN scanning and time of service collection and payment posting.
Manage physician schedules, including but not limited to scheduling appointments/rescheduling and process all patient visits in GE/IDX web system.
Maintain patient demographics and insurance in GE-IDX.
Insurance verification to confirm eligibility and obtain authorization/referral when required.
Ability to review charges, in particular the encounter forms in CROWN encounter. Including identifying and verifying that the procedure codes, diagnosis and fees are correct before submitting and extracting an encounter.
Assist patients with Out of Network Insurance Information. Printing self-pay claims forms when required.
Scan patient documents into the CROWN system.
High School diploma required; Two years of a college degree or 3 years of medical office experience or related experience in clinical practice and medical billing.
Knowledge of a Practice Management System for scheduling and billing. IDX/GE or Epic preferred.
Knowledge of Medical terminology specifically pertaining to CPT-4 and ICD 10 coding. 2-3 years of related experience.
Knowledge of Electronic Health Record experience preferred.
Computer literate and knowledge of current Microsoft applications and ability and willingness to learn new systems and program.
Working knowledge of Managed Care plans, with an overall understanding of how the insurance plans work, including referrals and pre-authorizations.