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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.
Medical Assistant- Prior Authorizations
Newburyport, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care Category: Technician Job ID: JR15658 Date posted: 03/22/2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)Medical Assistant
Job Summary: The Medical Assistant provides high quality, direct patient care in a team-based model to our BIDHC patients and supports smooth and efficient administrative and clinical practice operations. The Medical Assistant has the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and respects the beliefs of all patients and team members. Reports to the Practice Manager.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of this position.
1.Through relationship development and care team coordination, contributes to the BIDHC patient, practice, and organizational goals. Develops long term empathetic relationships with patients, families and colleagues to contribute to patient care.
2.Assists patient over the course of their visit: facilitates timely flow and informs patient and provider of any delay in a timely manner, engages with patient on visit reason, updates medication and allergy lists, reviews screening questions (i.e. PHQ-9), acts as liaison between patient and practice staff to ensure optimal flow and service delivery.
3.Communicates clearly with patient and team: provides hand-off to provider entering the exam room (e.g., reason for the visit, abnormal vitals, patient stories).
4.Performs medical assisting duties under proper supervision, which may include, but are not limited to: obtaining accurate vital signs, height, and weight measurements, performing EKGs, point of care testing, phlebotomy, administering immunizations (certified MAs only), and assisting during routine procedures.
5.Essential to Population Health efforts by leading conversations to meet quality and population health goals through outreach and health coaching. Monitors practice activity, both electronically and in person. Identifies, addresses, and conducts outreach to patients with health maintenance or chronic disease management needs. Assists with related data gathering and basic health coaching.
6.Monitors, orders, and/or maintains medical equipment and supplies, ensuring they are clean, sterilized, stocked, and within expiration dates. Adheres to control standards. Maintains an unobstructed area for patient access.
7.Works within the electronic health record system (EHR) to queue prescription renewals and add new medications for review by a licensed provider. As directed by a clinician, enters/scribes orders for tests, services, or appointments in the EHR. Accurately documents tasks performed during the visit as they are completed to ensure proper billing.
8.Schedules related diagnostic and lab tests making every reasonable effort to accommodate patient and provider needs. Verifies patient insurance, including prior authorizations, referrals and pre-certifications.
9.Identifies OSHA compliance issues. Ensures patient safety practices to prevent/eliminate risk of patient harm. Promptly reports adverse patient events and near misses. Ensures that Patient Health Information (PHI) is only used for purposes of patient TPO (treatment, payment, and operations).
1.High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in Health Science preferred.
2.License Medical Assistant Certificate preferred, or Registration Certified Nursing Assistant preferred, or Certificate 1 EMT Basic License preferred, or Certificate 2 Phlebotomy Certificate preferred.
3.0-1 years related work experience required.
4.Demonstrated Medical Assistant (MA) competencies within one year of hire.
5.Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
1. Certified Medical Assistant