CO Patient Service Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$31,421.00 - $34,000.00
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OD 
Starting Salary Range: $31,421.00 - $34,000.00
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: Bayview Medical Ceneter 
Department Name: Medicine, Chemical Dependency 
Personnel Area: School of Medicine

The Department of Medicine, Division of Chemical Dependency is seeking a Patient Service Coordinator.  The Patient Service Coordinator/PSC (front desk) is responsible for checking in patients for their appointments, checking out patients and assigning a follow up appointment if necessary, verifying insurance, collecting payments, processing referrals and answering phones.  The PSC is also responsible for assisting providers as needed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide friendly, courteous and confidential assistance to patients and their family members/representatives.
  • Follow HIPPA guidelines at all times.
  • Use EPIC system for patient registration, scheduling, check-in, check-out, processing referrals and to communicate patient messages to providers. Input insurance information accurately.
  • Schedule pre-op appointments and make sure the orders from referring providers have been received.  
  • Fill vacant appointment slots due to cancellations.
  • Verify Medical Assistance eligibility via the Electronic Verification System (EVS).
  • Verify all other insurances using RTE in EPIC.
  • Check eligibility for grant patients prior to arriving patient for visit.
  • Verify demographic information (address and phone number), and insurance information at each visit and make necessary corrections.
  • Scan picture ID and insurance card into EPIC at first visit and verify at all subsequent visits.
  • Call insurance company if information on insurance card is incorrect.
  • Process Admitting Slip for those patients being sent for inpatient admission to hospital.
  • Collect co-payments/full payments and issue receipts to patients.
  • Prepare deposit slip and money bag daily when lead person is out.
  • Prepare and mail missed appointment letters (at provider’s request) and appointment cancellation letters when unable to inform patient via phone.
  • Answer phones on a rotating basis and provide appropriate information to callers.  Take messages for providers.
  • Call transportation services for patients.
  • Process outside agency forms completed by providers.
  • At the end of the day make sure all patients who did not present for a scheduled visit are either cancelled or no-showed.
  • Scan paperwork into EPIC daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year work experience required in a similar service-oriented industry.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to multitask while providing customer service to patients or others, assisting providers, and entering information into the scheduling system. 
  • The PSC may also be required to assist with answering the phones. 
  • Ability to operate PC, laser printer, fax, copier,

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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