Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification with three years of experience in billing systems and third-party claims and/or experience in a medical office setting or related customer service/office experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
If order entry in the electronic medical record is part of the job’s function/responsibilities, Registered/Certified Medical Assistant or successfully achieve Medical Assistant registration/certification or pass assessment-based recognition (ABR) exam within 6 months of hire date or within a shorter time frame if noted by hiring manager.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and working knowledge of general office equipment and computers.
Medical Assistant Certification.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Advanced Medicine, Gastrointestinal Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The primary purpose of this position is to perform all aspects of a scheduler and customer service representative.� To ensure accuracy of data entered into the scheduling system including scheduling transactions, mini-registrations, entering demographic and insurance/referral information.� Position obtains insurance information, referral forms, and counsels patients on financial assistance when seen in department for services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Schedules, reschedules, cancels, and confirms patient appointments and patient procedures. Calls patients with appointment time reminder, obtaining insurance information and referral forms.
Registers new patients in the IDX registration system as needed using mini-registration.� Obtains complete and accurate demographic and insurance information.
Ensures appointments are scheduled appropriately in accordance with procedures to include referral and registration processes.� Enters referrals, pre-cert and pre-visit testing information in appropriate visit data fields.
Assists with documenting and maintaining scheduling protocols.
Serves as a liaison between consumers (staff, patients, healthcare professionals and general public) and advocates the patient’s needs.
Explains billing process to patients, answers incoming inquiries from patients and third-party payers.
Assists patients with insurance questions regarding the billing process.
Collects payments and assists staff with sending out reminder cards and other scheduling duties; assists with basic account maintenance activities.
Completes order entry in the electronic medical record including lab, radiology, and other testing.� Completes requisitions/orders per Washington University guidelines.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.