Greets, instructs, directs and schedules patients and visitors. Serves as a liaison between patient and medical support staff. May assist with various duties within the clinic. Verifies insurance benefits and assists with referrals. Collects payments and prepares cash for deposits.
Responsible for determining, collecting and posting co-pays and deductibles; for addressing prior balances and establishing payment plans as directed by policy and procedure; for directing patients to appropriate financial counselors as needed; for ensuring accuracy in daily reconciliation/cash management processes for site/unit
Responsible for prevention of injury or harm to self; for ensuring safe work environments for others
Assist Supervisor/Manager/Associate Director/Director in determining clinic specific policies related to front end operations
Decision will require knowledge and understanding of system policies; assists leadership as needed
Reviews material to see if necessary information is on hand and is accurate. Assists other employees and/or patients with problems, as needed.
High school diploma or equivalent
Three or more years of experience in a health care organization
Ability to operate 10 key calculator by touch, telephone, computer, copier, and fax machine
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and good math knowledge essential
Knowledge of managed care preferred
Some College preferred
ICD9 and CPT coding (advanced skills) preferred
Experience with charge posting or collections preferred
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $69,870 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $41,950.
Healthcare support occupations (such as home health aides, occupational therapy assistants, and medical transcriptionists) had a median annual wage of $29,960 in May 2020, lower than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020.
Here are some occupations within Medical and Nursing:
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners