Patient Service Associate-Full Time-Radiology-Duke Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 230868
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Coordinate and participate in a variety of duties associated withdaily clinic preparation process, patient identif ication, patient checkin/out, charge posting, cash management and patien t appointmentscheduling. Position also involves customer service, messag edistribution, ancillary scheduling and preparation and referralsmanagem ent.
Prepare for clinic visits by rev iewingnextday patients andcompleting next daypreparation activities. Enterpre-visit orders andprepare new patient charts. Pick up X-rays, offic echarts, medicalrecords, reports, petty cash and collections bag. File h istory sheets,ancillary reports and all other required patient record do cumentation.Return medical records.Attach HIPPA/Medicare documents to t heencounter forms.Check-in patient upon arrival in the practice. Identi fycorrect patientinformation in Maestro Care. Verify patient demographic data. EditMaestro Care as needed. Accurately identify the appropriate ac countfor patient visit. Present and educate patients on required forms a ndobtain signature as required by policy and procedure. Completes allMae stro Care check-in files and manage all appropriate alerts. Collectand p ost co-payments and balances on accounts due. Imprint all patientspecifi cchart documents and requisition/transmittal documents. Copy,file and di stributeinsurance cards as indicated by procedure.Coordinate all labs/pr ocedures as requested. Maintain private physicianoffice charts.Prepareen counter forms. Investigate and account for missing encounterforms. Audit encounter forms for completeness and accuracy beforebatching. Batchesen counter forms or charge posting in Maestro Care.Schedule tests and proce dures. Complete and distributeancillary service requisitions.Explainbill ing to patientsaccording to PRMO credit and collection policies. Determi ne the amountof cash to be collected based on insurance plan.Check-outpa tients. Make return appointments by scheduling patients into thecorrect appointment type, entering the primary care physician orreferring physic ian and scheduling tests and procedures.Answer telephone, take anddelive r messages to physicians, nurses andothers. Report obtained medical info rmation from patients and referringphysicians accurately, completely and timely. Disseminate messagesaccording to practice communication standar ds
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong verbal and written communication. Basic PC and data entryskills. Knowledge of medical terminology and telephone etiquette.Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, provide oral andwritten instructions, interact tac tfully with customers and establishand maintain effective relationships with others. Must be able to applyspecific departmental policies rulesan d regulations relating toverifying patient information, collecting payme nts and maintainingrecords and forms.
Level Characteristics< /h3>
Work requires knowledge of basic grammar and mathematical principles normally acquired through high school education
Minimum of one year of work experience in directly communicating and activities. providing service to patients or public; preferably in a healthcare related field. Experience in effectively coordinating multiple tasks or
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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