Medical Assistant/Medical Receptionist Job – NY, Greenport

city: Greenport

SUMMARY: The medical receptionist/medical assistant will assist the department with coordination of the daily operations of the front desk, and other duties to ensure efficient work flow and patient care.

Job Duties & Essential Functions:

  • Utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and/or other systems for check-in/check-out processes including verifying patient demographics, insurance information, obtaining patient signatures on applicable patient forms, and have the patient complete any paperwork associated with the visit.
  • Enter/scan patient data into the EMR.
  • Collect any necessary payments and process accordingly.
  • Schedule and pre-authorize all surgeries and preoperative appointments.
  • Coordinate and schedule surgical procedures with the patient and OR.
  • Maintains updated and accurate notes in electronic medical record concerning all billing and insurance information.
  • Contacts third party carriers to verify insurance benefits and obtains pre-authorization for all procedures.
  • Generates insurance referrals as directed by the medical provider.
  • Assists medical provider with patient care information applicable to scheduled service.
  • Acts as point-of-contact for patients for rescheduled procedures and cancellations.
  • Facilitate patient flow by notifying the provider of patients’ arrival, delays or backlogs and communicate with other staff and/or patients as necessary.
  • Schedule patient appointments and remind the patients of any necessary documentation that may be required for their appointment.
  • Schedule any services or procedures as needed.
  • Obtain/retrieve referrals/authorizations/eligibility verification that may be required.
  • Keep office supplies adequately stocked by anticipating inventory needs and placing orders or advising office manager of items needed.
  • Place patients in the examination rooms and document using the electronic medical record, medications, vitals and main reason for visit.
  • Perform screening and measuring procedures, which include but are not limited to, height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, EKG.
  • Obtain previous test results from outside labs, radiology, physicians’ offices, etc.
  • Prepare rooms after each patient and for specific procedures as needed.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and adequate supply of medical inventory in each exam room.
  • Ensure HIPAA and OSHA guidelines are followed at all times.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management.
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