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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The position is located in Creve Coeur, MO.
Obtains insurance information, referral forms and counsels patients on financial assistance over the phone. Schedules and registers patients over the phone or by email, with no patient contact.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Obtains insurance information from patients and counsels alternative ways for financial assistance.
Communicates with physicians and clinical staff to assist with scheduling urgent or referred patient scheduling calls/requests.
Provides patient scheduling services to include collecting demographics and insurance registration. Reviews schedule for new patients, updating when necessary.
Calls patients with appointment time reminder, obtaining insurance information and referral forms. Process internal physician referral for clinical care.
Explains billing process to patients, answers incoming inquiries from patients and third-party payers. Works with others to solve moderately complex problems.
Explains billing process to other staff; assists with basic account maintenance activities.
Assists patients with insurance questions regarding the billing process.
Assists staff with sending out reminder cards and other scheduling duties. Works patient reminder system results and contacts patients or makes scheduling changes.
Based on physician input may make daily edits and temporary changes to provider scheduling templates.
High school diploma with 3 years of experience in billing systems and third-party claims and/or experience in a medical office setting or related customer service/office experience.
EPIC, EMR, and scheduling background experience preferred.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and working knowledge of insurance and financial options.
Effective customer service skills.
Prioritization and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability with Microsoft office including Excel and Word.
The hiring range for this position is $16.31 - $20.39 per hour.
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.
Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.
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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.