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Chest Medicine Associates is looking for dedicated staff to join their team of compassionate medical professionals in the positions below.

Billing & Credentialing Assistant

Chest Medicine Associates located in South Portland is seeking a full time Billing & Credentialing Assistant with responsibilities for providing general clerical support for the billing office including insurance referrals, primarily coordinating physician and provider credentialing and privileging, and for providing general office support across the practice including filing, data entry, scanning/faxing, and mail duties.

Responsibilities include:
• Provider credentialing with third party payers and privileging with affiliated institutions to include new provider start up and existing provider credentialing and privileging-related ongoing tasks and recordkeeping
• Functions as entry level support staff for billing and insurance referrals
• Processes, handles and distributes incoming and outgoing mail and all other correspondence
• Assists administration and accounts payable/receivable with general filing, scanning and faxing
• Functions as back up for our office assistant/patient care coordinator float position
• Additional responsibilities as may be assigned by management

General:
• Maintains strict confidentiality
• Presents a polite and courteous manner at all times with willingness to meet patients’ needs
• Participate in compliance of OSHA/HIPAA/OIG regulations
• Work scheduled hours as determined, one-half hour lunch break

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school education or G.E.D. equivalent. Preferred minimum of 3 years of medical practice office and provider credentialing/privileging experience
• Highly proficient computer skills with database, Microsoft Office, and electronic medical records (EMR)
• Familiarity with CAQH, online third-party payer credentialing requirements and portals, and hospital medical staff office privileging processes
• Must be detail-oriented and possess superb organizational skills
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to prioritize work

Interested applicants may submit their resumes to the link provided in the email. No phone calls or walk in’s please. Equal Opportunity Employer
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Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant assists in providing prudent care to pulmonary patients in the outpatient setting. Will also have general clerical responsibilities to assist in the day-to-day operation of the office. The Medical Assistant will work as a team to provide exceptional care to the Chest Medicine Associates patients.

** New hire incentive bonus potential of $1500 is available **

Responsibilities include:
• Facilitates office visit by greeting patient and preparing for physician - i.e. ht, wt, vital signs, & gown. Reviews medication list with patient and prepares prescriptions as necessary for the physicians. Attends examination as needed.
• Performs spirometry and/or six-minute walk tests and prepares results for physician in a timely fashion.
• Administers injections, PPD placement, dressing changes and appropriate recording of all at the direction of the NP/PA or physician
• Responsible for preparing patient for outpatient procedures, obtaining consent, teaching and reassuring patient, fax appropriate documents to hospitals and places follow-up calls post procedure to patient
• Coordinate with PCC on scheduling as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school education or G.E.D. equivalent. Preferred/recommended-completion of an accredited school of medical assisting program with clinical experience acquired through a MA externship; or equivalent MA clinical experience
• Must maintain a current BCLS certificate
• Prior experience in a medical office environment preferred
• Possess the sense of discipline to work in accordance with accepted clinical standards and maintain strict confidentiality
• Possess the cognitive ability to understand patient’s medical records, physician’s orders and medical orders to be communicated to patient and hospital staff
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Typing skills are required
• Proficient computer skills and knowledge electronic medical record (EMR) is required
• Must be able to tactfully and effectively communicate with patients, family members, coworkers and providers

Competitive compensation based on experience and full benefits package. Interested applicants may submit their resumes to the link provided. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Equal Opportunity Employer

** New hire incentive payments are available for the certified medical assistant selected, are taxable and paid in $500 increments within 2 pay periods after one(1), six(6), and twelve (12) months of employment. Direct hires only.

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