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Dental Office Assistant for Avery’s Creek Family Dentistry.

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You must submit at least three references from past jobs.

Responsible for administering the day-to-day activities of the business office, including, maintenance of the records of patients, scheduling of patients, accounts receivable, maintaining appearance and order of dental office, presentation of financial treatment plan options, and recall system.

SPECIFIC DUTIES
Reception Management Manage day-to-day operations of dental office.

Open and close dental office according to office protocol.

Check the daily schedule for accuracy and post it in all treatment rooms.

Answer and respond to telephone calls with professionalism.

Review supplies for reception and provide order to Dr. C.

Maintain petty cash Ensure that HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Notice is on display.

 

Patient Management

Maintain a professional reception area; organize patient education materials, etc.

Greet and welcome patients and visitors to the practice.

Check in patients according to office protocol, verifying and updating patient information.

Manage recall and inactive patient system.

Oversee patient relations & handle patient complaints, under Dr. C. indirect supervision.

Help explain office policy to patients.

Confirm the next day’s appointments according to protocol and patient preferences.

Schedule patients for efficient use of doctor and staff time.

Check patient quick-fill list to try to fill in cancellation and no-show appointment times.

Collect payment from patients at the time of treatment.

Make follow-up appointments as needed.

Prepare financial treatment plans and present plan options to patient at end of their appointment.

Assist in the treatment room as needed

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Gather and accurately record insurance information from patients.

See that records are stored securely and handled in compliance with HIPAA privacy and security regulations.

Accurately file patient information.

Arrange patient charts and radiographs for the next day’s appointments.

Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors.
INSURANCE

Update insurance information on all patients at all times. Submit treatment plans for predetermination of benefits.

Prepare claim forms for patients with dental insurance.

Organize supporting materials for claim forms, such as radiographs or written narratives, as directed by Dr. C.

Mail or electronically submit claim forms from office

Assist in the resolution of problems with third-party payers.

Submit treatment plans for predetermination of benefits.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed.

Monitor and make sure all dental office equipment is working properly

OFFICE PARTICIPATION

Be an active participant in staff meetings. Perform other tasks as assigned by Dr. C.

Perform other tasks as assigned by Dr. C.

Accounts Receivable Management.

Enter patient financial activity in computer.

Maintain accounts receivable activity.

Prepare bank deposits.

Prepare statements.

Follow-up insurance claims.

Follow-up delinquent accounts.

Arrange payment schedule with patients.

Enter patient financial activity in computer.

Prepare bank deposits.

BILLING

Prepare billing statements promptly and accurately mail billing statements as directed by Dr. C.

Prepare and mail overdue account letters as directed by Dr. C.

Telephone patients with accounts overdue

Post checks received each day Manage patient financial accounts.

Manage patient financial accounts.

Correspondence Sort, organize, and distribute mail.

Prepare and send out new patient and referral thank-you letters as directed by Dr. C.

Prepare and send out continuing care notices as directed by Dr. C.

Prepare and send out correspondence as directed by Dr. C.

May assist with dental office advertising/recruiting ads for new staff May assist with dental office facility management.
PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

High school diploma

2 years office experience desired.

Legible handwriting for notations in charts.

Windows, Dentrix, Email and Text.
INTERPERSONAL

Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and community.

Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff.

Team player Able to adapt to office policy improvements (office is constantly striving for improved customer care/service).

Conflict resolution experience.

Customer service or patient relations experience

Quick response/accurate data entry to present treatment plans to patients in a short time frame.

Communicate all concerns to Dr. C.

Job Application

General job application.

 

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