The Certified Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary is responsible for working interdependently with other health care professionals to provide quality health care to patients. He/she is educated and trained to perform both clinical and administrative skills in the medical care environment.
Greet, Check-In patient, schedule appointments for office visits and procedures using EPIC; and review, verify and update demographic and insurance information, collect co-pay and payments at time of service; issue Patient Portal invitations.
Coordinate and obtain financial authorization for radiology, laboratory, and procedures. Obtain pre-certifications for ambulatory procedures, medications and other services.
Scan insurance cards and outside records via EPIC (EMR) enter referring physicians and pharmacy information into patients record on EPIC ( EMR)
Check schedules and organize patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room, assisting patients as needed with walking, transferring, dressing, collecting and processing specimens and point of care testing, preparing for exam, etc
Assists physicians with various procedures such as cystoscopies, and biopsies in an outpatient setting. Must be able to record vital signs, and relay instructions to patients and or families; answer calls and provides pertinent information
Provides set-up of examination room and instruments in accordance with proper sterilization techniques established by hospital and infection control policies
Enters orders into the electronic medical record EPIC system or prepares prescription refill requests on behalf of the physician for the review and approval by the ordering physician.
Assists in the maintenance of medical charts (filing, Op Reports, test results, homecare forms)
Required Training: HIPPA and Infection Control Departmental Training and CPR
Education: High School Diploma, Medical Assisting Certificate, AAMA Certification required.