Medical Assistant

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New Haven, CT
Apr 23, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

SUMMARY:

Provide daily front end support for busy cardiology office. Must be capable of independent decision making, coordinating patient procedures, and heavy telephone triage. Must be pleasant, dependable, and highly motivated. Ability to check patients in and out and deliver a positive experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 1. Check in patients and update insurance information. If insurance has changed, obtain a copy of the new card and update in computer.
  • 2. Have patient complete necessary forms prior to appointment: HIPAA, new patient forms.
  • 3. Make sure valid referral is on file prior to the patient testing being performed.
  • 4. 'Arrive' patient in Imagecast system. Print billing label, affix to encounter form, and have chart ready for medical assistant.
  • 5. Answer, screen and triage phone calls. Take appropriate message and follow through on all patient requests.
  • 6. Order supplies for front office - all office supplies including encounter forms.
  • 7. Open mail and distribute to appropriate persons.
  • 8. Send out reminders and directions to patients.
  • 9. File necessary information and correspondence into patient charts.
  • 10. Collect co-pay for patient visit, and fill out receipt.
  • 11. Schedule patient's next appointment.
  • 12. Schedule all patient in-house testing i.e. echocardiograms, nuclear studies, holter monitors requested by physician.
  • 13. Schedule all outside patient referrals for necessary testing as ordered by physician
  • 14. Make sure encounter form has appropriate box checked for billing purposes.
  • 15. Collect/reconcile encounter forms and forward to New Haven for charge entry.
  • 16. Contact other doctor offices for case related information, as requested by physician.
  • 17. Adheres to general standards of performance and conduct that conforms with Hospital policy so that the best possible patient care may be provided to the patient
  • 18. 19. Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    EDUCATION:

    High School diploma or equivalent.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Two years of related medical office or clinic experience.

    LICENSURE:

    High School diploma or equivalent.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:

    Medical insurance/office training., Previous work in physician's office with IDX training a plus., Training with medical coding and billing preferred. Ability to communicate well with patients and give instructions, Good computer skills and typing, Must be able to work independently and be extremely dependable, Ability to be cross-trained for all front-end positions, Knowledge of medical terminology.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Must meet the performance expectations as defined in the Medical Assistant job description. Performance and competency will be assessed continually and reviewed annually by Coordinator /manager. Any areas that are determined to be unsatisfactory will require additional training and re-evaluation within 90 days.

    COMPLEXITY:

    Ability to function in a fast-paced health care setting with clinical staff, administration, and other departments. Ability to function with multi-disciplinary teams within the YNH, ASC and Yale University environments as well as within the Yale New Haven Health System.

    PHYSICAL DEMAND:

    None

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    Job Info

    Job: 7138

    Department: HVC Branford Cardiology
    Category: Nursing-support
    Sub Category: CLINICAL
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 0.40

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