Scheduler SR

US Oncology, Inc. Dallas, TX
Position Summary-Answers all incoming calls; assesses callers needs and directs to appropriate personnel. Pages clinic personnel as appropriate. Obtains and communicates messages in an accurate and timely manner.

* Schedules new patients and return appointments in computer system in accordance with physician and/or office guidelines. Cancels/reschedules appointments according to physician schedule changes; notifies appropriate clinic personnel.

* Obtains and enters all authorization and correspondence relating to referrals in patients charts and computer.

* Maintains physicians schedule: on call, vacations, meetings, etc.

* Schedules outpatient appointments/testing and hospital admissions upon request. Obtains necessary pre-certification as required.

* Handles new patient referrals, gathers necessary information, assigns the patient account number and schedules appointment.

* Collects co-pays, deductible and other out of pocket amounts at time of visit.

* Maintains primary office scheduling book containing all physician meetings, satellite schedule, rounding and call coverage.

* Handles incoming phone calls from patients needing to schedule or reschedule appointments.

* Provides patients with accurate and legible appointment cards. Documents no shows in patients chart for missed visits. Follows up with patient to reschedule any missed appointments.

* Arranges for patients to have financial counseling as needed.

* Demonstrates an understanding of patient confidentiality to protect the patient and clinic/corporation.

* Follows policies and procedures to contribute to the efficiency of the front office. Covers for other front office functions as requested.

* Prepares correspondence, memos, forms and other typing as requested by supervisor.

* May provide guidance and daily work direction to junior level staff.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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