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Program Assistant II 

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Program Assistant II

Description/Job Summary

U.M. FDSP Associates, P.A. is a non-profit corporation based in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. The purpose of UM FDSP is to engage in the practice of dentistry for patients of the School of Dentistry, to improve the quality of dental education at the school through the operation and maintenance of dental service. UM FDSP assists the school in remaining competitive with other dental schools in order to continue the high degree of excellence in the pursuit of academic and clinical education.

Provides multi-task clerical support for dental clinic operations.  Works directly with patients, residents, pre-doctoral students and staff.  Supports billing and collections efforts under direction of Program Assistant Supervisor.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for telephone coverage of the front desk, taking and distributing messages, and answering all callers' questions.    

Provides excellent customer service to patients arriving for appointments.

Contacts faculty, students, and staff to inform them of patient arrival.  

Provides tours of clinic facilities to special guests and provides generally hospitable environment for all patients and guests.    

Assists with training students on the clinical policies. 

Schedules appointments to accommodate patients; resolves scheduling conflicts and fits in emergency appointments. 

Makes any necessary arrangements for patients' special needs. 

Confirms appointments with patients for the next business day. 

Verifies contact information and that insurance or medical assistance are still in force. 

Obtains insurance pre-authorization of coverage. 

Informs patient of today's charges and any previous balance due before any service is rendered.  

Completes claims coding and submission on a bi-weekly basis for assigned clinic with direction from Office Administrator. 

Requests payment for any procedures in accordance with the University of Maryland Dental School's policies and procedures guidelines.   

Responds to inquires about patient's account.

Requests payment when account is delinquent.

Under direct supervision performs account reconciliations. 

Under direct supervision, handles day to day payment transactions: makes change; receives checks; processes credit card transactions; issues receipts; writes outcome assessments for identified accounts. 

Under direct supervision, handles all account correspondence for assigned clinic. May contact patient directly for past due balance, payment plans, or to collect coinsurance or private pay amounts. 

Under direct supervision, processes and reconciles daily receipt with AxiUM daily ledger and deposit receipts into the night deposit box. 

Under direct supervision, follows up with insurance carriers on unpaid claims.

Completes and files reconsideration requests to carriers with additional documentation or corrections. 


Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. 

Incumbents perform other related duties assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Skills

Knowledge of standard office procedures

Must able to operate computer and other office machines, such as fax, calculator, answering telephones, as well greeting visitors and so on. 

Skill in filing documents according to alphabetic and numeric sequences;

Skilled in operating manual and automated office equipment

Ability to apply close attention to detail in performing routine clerical tasks. 

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

Ability to maintain effective work relationships

Preferred Skills

Dental codes and Dental insurance knowledgeRequired Experience

1 - 3 years' related experience.  Related education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basisRequired Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Salary is commensurate with experience

This job description is designed to give an outline of what job duties are expected of this position. 

As an outline it does not fully describe or limit the extent of the position's duties. 

UM FDSP Associates PA and its supervisors may amend the job description as it deems necessary, without advance notice. 

The job description is not intend to create an employment contract and should not be construed as such.