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Admissions Specialist - CWP Ortho/Sports Med

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Admissions Specialist coordinates and participates in a variety of duties associated with daily clinic preparation process, patient identification, patient check in, charge posting, cash management and basic patient appointment scheduling. Conveys a positive image and provides information to ensure patients' needs are met.


None Required

Previous public contact position, basic computer skills, and experience using fax machine, copier and other general office equipment.


  • High School Diploma/GED preferred or two (2) years of experience in lieu of education

    Knowledge of administrative processes, procedures, claims processing and preparing patient charts. Ability to: Make decisions and solve problems; Understand and implement insurance requirements; Use a multi-line phone system; Troubleshoot and problem solve; Prevent, calm and/or defuse irate callers and patients working with them to identify concerns and properly direct to the appropriate staff. Well-developed written and verbal communication. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Understand the important of maintaining confidentiality and HIPAA standards. Knowledge of staff responsibilities to accurately direct callers.

    Essential Functions:

    • Welcomes patients, clients and visitors, determines the purpose of the visit and directs them to the appropriate person or department.
    • Manages the check-in and check-out process, collecting all relevant patient information for services.
    • Schedules physician visits according to the facility scheduling guide.
    • Promptly and professionally answers telephone calls. Routes calls appropriately offering voicemail or redirection of calls as needed.
    • Phones staff to meet visitors and directs visitors to reception.
    • Facilitates patient flow and communicates delays with patients and clinical staff.
    • Follows all Practice Policies on safety and security; maintains restricted areas.
    • Appropriately and courteously screens solicitors for relevance to practice needs.
    • Explains financial requirements to patients or responsible parties and collects co-pays as required.
    • Responsible for keeping the reception area and office area clean and organized.

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.

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