With 100+ physicians in 20 specialties, Collom & Carney Clinic serves the healthcare needs of more than 200,000 active patients. This "Physician Owned" group has been a staple in East Texas for the past 70 years. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has recognized Collom & Carney as a better performer in the "Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups." The clinic has received this distinction since 1998, the first year criteria was developed for this award. The clinic has always maintained a standard of professionalism and excellence, yet within a friendly working environment. All of our physicians are provided with the best resources available, including state-of-the-art equipment, superior staff support, and administrative assistance.
Summary Of Position And Responsibilities
Must have ARRT and a valid Texas State License.
Submission of an application should not be construed as an offer and does not automatically result in your being selected for the position. The goal of the Clinic continues to be to place the best qualified applicant in the position.
Collom & Carney Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Must have current license.
To perform primary activity of analysis of specimens, perform quality control on all instrumentation, work with survey specimens, and perform quality assessment on all aspects of the moderately complex laboratory. In addition, venipuncture, is part of this individual’s responsibility. This individual must be able to accurately obtain the specimen for correct patient results and to accurately complete paper work and records. This person is the first contact the laboratory has with the public and must at all times interact professionally with the patients. This person must be able to utilize the Nextgen computer system, and the LabDAQ computer system on a limited basis.
1. Performs venipuncture when necessary.
2. Evaluates and documents test results as to accuracy.
3. Assists in inventory control.
4. Collects blood specimens in a timely and accurate manner. If this person is uncertain of the specimen requirements, knows where the reference materials are located and can use them.
5. Labels and identifies specimen collection tubes with the patient’s name, chart number, date, time and initials.
6. Performs venipuncture from patient in doctor’s office when patient cannot come to the lab.
7. Keeps drawing station neat, clean and well stocked.
8. Greets the patients cordially.
9. Identifies the patient properly by date of birth and name.
10. Can process orders in the Nextgen computer system.
11. Prepares encounter forms
12. Prepares barcode labels using the LabDAQ computer system.
13. Charges laboratory tests correctly. Disposes of biohazard wastes and specimens
14. Answers questions in area of responsibility.
15. Can look up reports in the LabDAQ computer system.
16. Answers the telephone courteously.
17. Able to enter, approve, print, retrieve, and edit reports and patient demographics in the LabDAQ system.
18. Able to sign on, signs off, and properly bring up workstations and properly shut down the workstations.
19. MUST BE FLEXIBLE when scheduling coverage. May be REQUIRED to work overtime occasionally to ensure coverage when other personnel in the department are absent.
1. Pleasant, friendly disposition with the ability to work with co-workers and patients.
2. Awareness of need for discretion and for keeping confidential all matters.
3. Intelligence to use judgment and initiative determining the course of action in a particular situation.
4. Ability to handle stressful situations while remaining calm.
5. Tact and diplomacy when dealing with staff members.
6. Maturity to withstand pressures that may arise in relation to the patients, and other personnel or physicians.
7. Ability to devote attention to detail for extended periods of time.
8. Able to work in a team situation while promoting harmony and cohesiveness within the department.
9. Near visual acuity required to read detailed instructions and examine specimens.
10. Color vision is required to detect color changes of specimens in stains used on specimens.
11. Pleasant telephone manner and pleasant personal manner.
**Accepting New Graduates**
To file all claims for patient on dialysis regardless if Medicare is primary or secondary. Follow-up on any denials. File all secondary insurance claims. Also, help work on non-dialysis Medicare denials.
1. File all claims that do not file electronically. You must look at each one to make sure all information is printed correctly on the claim before mailing.
2. Working the denied EOBS. You must decide why a charge was denied, then correct the claim if possible and re-file. You may need to collect office or hospital notes in order to find a more valid diagnosis to re-file the claim with. When it is not possible to change anything on a claim so it can be re-filed, you must request an adjustment to be done by Data.
3. Reviewing mail, which involves deciding what an insurance may be requesting or correcting a patient’s policy number, etc.
4. Updating limited coverage issues from Medicare Newsletters. Reading the newsletters and learning any new guidelines.
5. Working account on the Collection Work list. Applying any needed adjustments and/or re-filing claims.
6. Pulling EOBS from mediviewer for possible missed discounts or to request refunds.
7. Alphabetizing and filing mail and EOBS.
8. Talking with patients regarding their accounts.
1. High school graduate or equivalent.
2. Computer experience.
3. At least one year of Insurance experience with knowledge of the Medicare modifiers and other guidelines for physicians. Must know how to use a CPT book and ICD-10 book. At least 4 week of training is required.
Perform audits as requested for the compliance process improvement, coding validation and other processes that affect reimbursement. Responsibilities also include recommending edits of CPT/ICD-10 codes and descriptions to conform to billing rules and compliance standards, and assist in insuring reimbursement integrity. Maintain a working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/Third Party Payers payments regulations and mechanisms for payment while serving as a resource for facility staff for compliance/coding questions.
Must have an understanding of federally funded payer reimbursement regulations. Ability to work independently on multiple, complicated tasks with little or no intervention. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have ICD and CPT code knowledge, computer literacy and chart/bill audit experience preferred. Demonstrate ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Must be a graduate of accredited School of Nursing or credentialed healthcare professional.
To assist patients with all areas of eyewear needs, glasses and contact
lens in a professional and courteous manner.
1. Instructs new contact lens wearers of the use and care of lens.
2. Orders glasses and contacts from lab.
3. Repairs, adjusts and dispenses glasses.
4. Recommends needs in eyewear such as availability in types of
bifocals, lens material, frames tints, etc.
5. Tinting of lenses for glasses.
6. Verifying all lab work, particularly lens power.
7. Performs bookkeeping functions pertaining to optical shop
and generates appropriate reports.
8. Files Medicare and other insurances.
9. Handles complaints from dissatisfied patients.
10. Files optical records and keeps current.
11. Orders optical supplies and frames.
12. Inserts contacts on cataract patients.
13. Keeps optical shop neat and orderly.
14. Arranges frames attractively.
15. Cleans and disinfects trial contact lens in stock.
16. Answers telephone.
17. Prepares daily and monthly reports.
18. Trains optical employees.
19. Checks monthly invoices before bills are submitted for
20. May help in other areas as requested.
1. High School Graduate or equivalent.
2. Must possess know of computers.
3. At least one year experience with technical equipment pertaining to optical, preferred.
Salary will depend on experience.
Must have a current license.