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We have been requested to help some of our readers in the search for jobs in the medical field. Some of the requests come from individuals seeking employment, while other requests come from employers seeking employees to work in their office. In order to run a medical office efficiently, there are a number of positions which require individuals with expertise. Depending upon the size of the office, some of these jobs may be managed internally, while others may be "farmed out" or outsoources to outside vendors or consultants.
Many of the essential positions which need to be filled in a well run office, include the following:
Medical Office Receptionist:
The medical office receptionist's job is an essential person in the office. This is the person who will answer the phones, and give the initial impression of the medical office to the rest of the world, whether they be patients or referring physicians. If the medical office receptionist is pleasant, the medical practice will benefit by the goodwill which she generates. If the receptionist is unpleasant or harsh, the medical practice may suffer. Depending upon the size of the medical practice, the role of the medical office receptionist may be his/her only job, or it may be one of many jobs which they have.
Medical Office Manager:
The medical office manager is essential for running the day to day operations of the medical practice. Depending upon the size of the practice, he/she may have other responsibilities. Some of the responsibilities of the medical office manager may include overseeing the reception area, billing, transcription, collections, filing, which are front end office issues, as well as overseeing the clinical side of the practice, which includes medical assistants, physicians assistants (PA's), registered nurses. In some cases, depending upon the size and scope of the practice, the medical office manager may also oversee MRI technicians, CT technicians, and laboratory technicians. The medical office manager is the right hand person of the physicians running the practice.
Billing and collections experts / personnel:
The billing and collections personnel / experts are the machinery which allow the practice to continue to keep the doors open, and provide medical care to the patients which it cares for. In the days of the changing medical-economic environment, this task is becoming increasingly more difficult and more important. Often, these individuals will have expertise in coding. They will be familiar with the different CPT (current procedural terminology) codes, as well as the proper ICD-9 codes. They will be familiar with the different policies of the various insurance companies, as well as the negotiated or contracted fee schedule which the physicians group and the corresponding insurance companies have agreed to. The billing and collections personnel should have a methodical and analytical demeanor, but must also be kind and compassionate. Please remember that they are often dealing with patients who may be sick, and having trouble paying their bills. The successful billing and collections expert will be able to make most financial hardship situations a "win-win" situation for the patient and for the practice.
Transcriptionists are those experts which type the letters which leave the practice. In the days of EMR (electronic medical records), their jobs may be sometimes limited. In addition, depending upon the size of the practice, they may be employed on a full time basis by the medical practice, or they may be hired part time, or their services may be contracted. Since the explosion of the internet, much transcription today is "farmed out" or outsources, to individuals in the United States, or abroad. This approach utilized the transmission of digitized voice files, over the internet, to the computer of the person performing the transcription. Once transcribed, the typed document is then sent back to the physicians office, where it can be printed, and placed within the patients chart.
A medical practice can generate a large amount of paperwork. Some of this paperwork is generated from within, while much paperwork is also sent to the practice from other physicians, from imaging centers, from laboratories, and from insurance companies and patients places of employment. Depending upon the size of the practice, and the amount of paperwork generated, this job can be performed by others in the medical office, or it may require a dedicated person to perform. Also, whether or not the practice uses an EMR (electronic medical record system) may tremendously affect the volume of paper charts.
A medical assistant will assist the physician in preparing the patients to enter the examination rooms, take a brief history, and take down the patients' vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, weight, respiratory rate, temperature). The medical assistant can also help put the charts together, making sure that all laboratory work and test results are available for the physician to review. Medical assistants go to school and are trained specifically for their jobs.
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