Location: Rockville, MD
POSITION: Patient Services Representative
RESPONSIBLE TO: Practice Manager
JOB SUMMARY: With a customer service orientation—register patients, answer the telephone,
prepare the office for the day, schedule patient appointments, collect payment at the time of
service, and post charges and payments. Employee will balance all transactions daily according
to Allergy Partners policy and procedure. Employee will schedule patient follow-up
appointments and facilitate referral requests and test scheduling.
- High school diploma required.
- CMA or RMA from accredited program required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of two years of experience in a medical office or customer service position.
- Proven success asking for payment, making change, and balancing a cash drawer.
- Working knowledge of basic managed care terminology and practices.
- Familiarity with scheduling and rearranging appointments effectively.
- Comfortable using email, word processing and interacting with Internet applications.
- Working knowledge of practice management and electronic health record software. GECentricity is a plus.
- Proven experience handling challenging patients/customers and dealing with conflict in
- Ability to perform multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously – with accuracy and
- Neat, professional appearance.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Bi-lingual is a plus, not required
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Answers the telephone professionally and pleasantly. Efficiently screens and directs
calls and make appointments as necessary.
- Screens visitors and responds to routine requests for information from patients and
- Maintains office equipment and office supplies in the front office areas.
- Ensures all faxes are cleared off the machine and are distributed throughout the day.
- For those practices utilizing electronic fax capabilities, ensures that electronic files are
- Opens, date stamps, and delivers mail daily as assigned.
- Assembles files and maintains integrity of patient charts. Runs reports and prepares
patient encounters for the next day. Responds to medical records requests as
- Keeps the patient reception area neat and clean at all times throughout the day.
- Schedules patient appointments: explains to patients which pieces of information they
are to bring or complete prior to an appointment, provides a range of potential charges
for the visit and the patient’s estimated financial obligation, provides patients several
scheduling options, follows approved scheduling guidelines, prepares and send out all
appropriate information to patients.
- Greets patients as they arrive for scheduled appointments. Ensures registration forms
and other patient paperwork is complete and up to date.
- Verifies demographic and insurance information for new and established patients,
according to protocol; indexes insurance and identification documentation into the
practice management system as appropriate.
- Check out patients and collect payment from patients at the time of their visit and
provides patients with a receipt. Collection should be made on past due balances as
well as current dates of service. Arranges for payment plans according to Allergy
- Ensures proper posting of charges into the practice management system daily as
- Balances daily over-the-counter transactions and reconciles encounters with payment
transactions; prepares deposit slip and delivers “daily close” packet to the Manager or
central Administration as appropriate.
- “Closes” the office each day, according to protocol.
- Determines uncollectible balances and refers such accounts to the Practice Manager.
- Assists in other front office duties at the request of the Practice Manager.
- Facilitates any physician requests throughout the day.
- Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines
established by Allergy Partners.
- Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management, electronic medical record, and
other computer software as it relates to job functions.
- Assists the clinical staff in contacting emergency services and participates in
anaphylaxis drills as required. Helps to monitor patient waiting areas and facilitates
proper patient flow.
- Attends all regular staff meetings.
- Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Practice Manager.
Email to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact : Mellissa Gohacki, Practice Manager
Email : email@example.com
Fax : 301-498-0916