Medical Receptionist

DaVita Medical Group - Montebello, CA3.3

Full-time
OVERVIEW:
Responsible for greeting arriving patients, collecting payments and monitoring lobby area for patients or visitors who may need assistance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HealthCare Partners’ (HCP) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
Verifies walk-in patient’s name, demographics, insurance and primary care provider.
Performs general office duties (e.g., phones, light typing, computer entry, scheduling, etc.)
Interacts with Support Center regarding insurance eligibility.
Ensures that patient correctly completes all appropriate forms.
Collects co-pays and payments for services as required.
Verifies patient account status.
Enters patient’s arrival status in IDX at time of arrival.
Handles cashiering of received payments and prepares proper receipts.
Monitors the lobby area for patients or visitors who may have medical difficulties. Assists and communicates with appropriate Care Team.
Directs patients to proper location to receive next level of care.
Ensures that patients are appropriately directed upon their arrival. Notifies Care Team of the patient’s status.
Receives deliveries of packages and mail and ensures they are routed to the proper recipients.
Maintains cognizance of arriving patients with potential emergencies and responds to situations appropriately according to policies and procedures.
Provides patients with reasonable support to personal needs (e.g., calling a cab, helping patient with logistics, etc.)
Adheres to Universal Precautions and safety policies and procedures.
Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:
High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent. Includes special certification required for specific jobs.
Medical Assistant certificate preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum:
Up to and including 1 year of experience.

Preferred:
Previous Medical Assistant work experience.
Over 1 year and up to and including 3 years of experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Computer literate.
Ability to type 25 wpm.
Working knowledge of general office duties.
Working knowledge of contracted insurance plans.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good telephone skills.
Customer service-oriented.
Ability to maintain courteous and friendly demeanor when dealing with the public and co-workers.
Task-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Bilingual preferred.
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