Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Medical Secretary - **Outpatient Peds**.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing basic support services for Medical Office intake operations. Assist with post-visit inter-departmental scheduling for patient visits, treatments, and procedures in collaboration with other areas within the Medical Center. Obtains pre-authorizations/certifications for treatments and diagnostic procedures as appropriate. May provide assistance to less senior staff and cover the front-desk as needed.
Provides reception assistance (i.e. greet patients, answer calls, requests for assistance are directed to proper individual, etc.) Screens telephone callers in pleasant and a professional manner; handles call; take messages or directs caller to appropriate person or area.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Responsible for scheduling appointments for surgery and infusion procedures.
Assists with the completion of special projects, reports and activities. Ensures requested and related information is accurate and complete. Brings any problems or questions to supervisors attention. Submits data to supervisor neat and well-written.
May delegate and oversee the work to less senior staff. Reviews work of less senior staff.
Responsible for Pre-Authorizations and Certifications. Ensures that appropriate procedure and diagnosis coding is utilized in the precertification and verification process and questions physicians, if appropriate, to ensure accuracy and completeness of information.
Post patient-appointment, coordinates interdepartmental scheduling for specialist visits, scans and procedures in accordance with insurance coverage, in compliance with physician directives. Collaborates with other areas of the Medical Center as well as Insurance providers to obtain pre-authorizations/certifications for treatments and diagnostic procedures, and ensures patient is eligible at the time of their appointment.
Primarily responsible for taking patient phone calls and scheduling over the phone. Greets and screens telephone calls in a pleasant and professional manner. Schedules appointments for visits, procedures and follow-ups. Collects patient demographic related data, electronically verifies insurance eligibility, coordinates preauthorizations as appropriate, takes medical history, and assigns appointment to Physician based on procedure and insurance coverage.
Maintains workload statistics and other data for departmental records. Records statistics in established time intervals designated by supervisor. Follows instructions given by supervisor and prepares information neatly.
Prepares simple, routine memoranda letters, labels, routine manuscripts, correspondence and other documents as needed. Reviews work for accuracy and completeness. May maintain routine calendar, assist in basic preparing for conferences and the related duties.
Maintains supplies and cleanliness of space, restocks supplies as needed. Notifies supervisor of any shortage of supplies.
Maintains and receives files for area. Maintains files in organized and up-to-date manner in order to facilitate their retrieval. Completes filing in accordance with departmental procedures. Sorts and distributes documents and forms for area section. Distributes materials according to content of communications and departmental procedures. Logs in materials with respect to time and data when applicable. Processes incoming and outgoing documents. Completes forms neatly. Secures appropriate signatures and forwards documents/forms to correct destination based on pertinent Medical Center procedures. Maintains copy for files. Faxes documents in accordance with departmental procedures.
Answers patient questions to ensure understanding and patient satisfaction, or refers them to more senior level staff. Maintains confidentiality on matters to which they are privileged.
Types routine material such as forms and letters, envelopes, etc. Types materials neatly, accurately and according to instructions. Writes materials clearly and legibly.
Maintains cooperative and professional relationships with physicians, nurses and office and clinical staff.
Refers patients who have a question regarding insurance coverage or are in need of counsel on financial matters based on established criteria (e.g., denial of electronic insurance eligibility, ABN questions/concerns, questions regarding insurance or pay-or restrictions, making payment, multi plan determinations, any and all issues/questions/concerns relating to financial matters) to the Business Office Associate.
Monitors intake work queue for timely intake completion.
Scan all necessary documents (insurance cards, lab requisitions, etc.) into the intake system.
Responsible for patient check-in and check-out. Gathers all patient demographic related data and materials from patients and/or their representatives. Obtains insurance information (ID card, member/group #s, etc.), verifies insurance eligibility electronically, takes their picture and asks them to use Patient Secure. On subsequent visits, asks them to verify demographic info and makes any necessary edits. Collect and ask patients to sign patient related documents including HIPAA, MSPQ,ABN, etc. Follow up with patients and/or their representatives, physician offices, etc. to gather missing data and materials in order to complete the intake process, or refers to more senior level staff.
Schedules routine appointments and follow ups for visits and procedures that do not require/or have already been pre-authorized. Prepares the daily schedule. Refers all inquiries regarding pre-authorizations/certifications to the Medical Secretary.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School diploma. 3 years of relevant medical clerical experience. Must include prior physician practice experience and knowledge of medical terminology. Background in computer literacy preferred. Light, accurate keyboarding skills required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills required.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of computer-based scheduling and appointment programs. Excellent telephone skills.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $36.13 - $36.13 Hourly. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.
NYU Langone —a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, our acute care facility; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; Rusk Rehabilitation, the #1 rehab program in New York since U.S. News & World Report began its hospital rankings in 1989; and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area, bringing services directly to where its patients live and work. An integral part of NYU Langone, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless pe...ople since 1841.With more than 75 divisions of specialty care including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for every stage of life, a multifaceted Research and Academic Center and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine focused on primary care. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island joined NYU Langone Health as of August 2019. NYU Langone's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year.