Careers At UNM Medical Group

Patient Service Coordinator - Patient Access, Scheduling

Department: UNM Cancer Center
Location: Albuquerque, NM

The UNM Medical Group, Inc is seeking an Full-time Patient Services Coordinator to work in our Cancer Center Scheduling Area.

Minimum $35,692 - Midpoint $44,616*

*Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.

*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.

This position is responsible for handling all the scheduling needs for Cancer Center patients to include processing observation orders to include lab and diagnostics, arriving patients and queuing clinical staff to begin triage.

This position is critical to the overall success of the department by meeting established job requirements and performance goals in a very demanding and high producing clinic environment all while addressing and meetings the needs of the patients and/or physicianís.


Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of administrative support functions at assigned UNMMG Ambulatory Clinic including but not limited direct service to patients either by phone or in person by scheduling appointments, receptionist duties, verifying demographic and insurance information, obtaining referral and prior authorizations with insurance carriers. Assist with concerns and complaints and serving as a liaison as needed with physicians, other providers and insurance companies.

Minimum Job Requirements of a Patient Services Coordinator:

High school diploma or GED with at least 2 years of directly related experience acquired working in a medical environment. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirements may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

About UNM Medical Group, Inc Patient Services Coordinator at UNM Cancer Center:

UNM Medical Group (UNMMG) is currently seeking an Ambulatory Patient Service Coordinator for the UNM Cancer Center to work in one of the functional areas within the Patient Services Department. The functional areas are; New Patient Referral Processing, Insurance Verification, Patient Check-In and Registration, Scheduling, Medical Records, Radiation Oncology Frontline and PBX Operators. The position will provide direct services to patients either by phone or in person by processing new patient referrals, verifying insurance coverage and benefits, frontline registrar for Medical or Radiation Oncology, appointment scheduling, medical records or as a PBX Operator. In addition the position serves as a liaison as needed with physicians, other providers and insurance companies.

This position will be located at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is a statewide provider of cancer care and is influential in the cancer field throughout New Mexico and the nation. It is the only academic healthcare facility dedicated to both cancer research and patient care and is also the only Cancer Center in New Mexico designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and one of just sixty-six (66) premier NCI-designated centers nationwide.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Patient Services Coordinator:

  1. RECEPTION: Responsible for clinic receptionist duties including but not limited to: answer incoming phones, patient check in/out, coordinate and facilitate accurate patient appointment scheduling through electronic and/or manual systems, schedule follow-up appointments as ordered by providers, update and ensure accurate patient schedules and appointments in UNMMG computer systems.
  2. REGISTRATION: Responsible for registration duties including but not limited to: obtaining copy of insurance card, verifying accuracy of patient demographics and insurance information; updating and ensuring accurate information into UNMMG computer systems.
  3. FINANCIAL / CASH MANAGEMENT: Responsible for collecting co-pays, collecting upfront payments as well as self-pay down payments; generating patient receipts; referral of patients to financial counseling for funding options, if necessary. Responsible for daily cash reconciliation of cash collections and receipts; following UNMMG established cash management policies and procedures.
  4. BILLING: Responsible for generating charge document and other billing paperwork at time of patientís clinic visit to ensure proper billing information is obtained and documented including but not limited to completion of paperwork by provider, written documentation on clinic log, DX and CPT code selection by provider on charge document, prompt submission to UNMMG centralized charge entry.
  5. PRIOR AUTHORIZATION: Responsible for coordinating and processing all referrals and prior authorizations. Interface with insurance companies to verify coverage and obtain prior authorizations; may coordinate multiple authorizations and coverage; compiles medical documentation necessary to ensure prior authorization is obtained; updates computer systems to ensure final prior authorization is documented in UNMMG computer systems.
  6. Maintain ongoing communications and dialog with the centralized UNMMG Practice Coordinator to address staffing issues, ongoing training and support as well as to address problems or issues related to clinic front-end processes and operations.
  7. Maintains record keeping and filing systems; gathers, enters and updates data as required.
  8. Serves as backup support for other administrative personnel as required; cross trains with other personnel for all administrative, customer service and clerical functions.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment:

We will strive as an institution and as individuals to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity and to foster health and well-being throughout New Mexico by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people.


UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug and alcohol free employer.

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