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Practice Administrator

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LFP - West Columbia
Full Time
Day Shift
8A-5P, Mon-Fri

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center anchors an expansive health care network that includes nearly 600 physicians and advanced practice providers at nearly 80 locations across the Midlands of South Carolina, making it the region’s third largest employer. From general medicine and orthopaedics to oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery, these dedicated professionals combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Job Summary

The Practice Administrator is responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality patient care environment.  Recruits, hires, and oversees orientation and training for all clinical and clerical staff within the practice.  Administrative and operational responsibilities include all aspects of accounts receivables, maximizing patient flow, and optimizing the work environment to facilitate open communications and professional excellence.

Minimum Qualifications

•Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•Minimum Years of Experience: 4 Years of directly related experience AND At least 3 years in a management, supervisory, or lead capacity in a physician practice or related medical setting required AND 3 years of practice management/billing experience is required (may be concurrent with required management/supervisory/lead experience)
•Substitutable Education & Experience: Associate's degree plus 2 years of directly related experience with at least 3 years in a management, supervisory, or lead capacity in a physician practice or related medical setting required AND 3 years of practice management/billing experience(may be concurrent with required management/supervisory/lead experience);
Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years in a management, supervisory, or lead capacity in a physician practice or related medical setting required AND 3 years of practice management/billing experience(may be concurrent with required management/supervisory/lead experience);
Master's degree with 2 years of prior management, supervisory, or lead experience in a physician practice or related medical setting AND 3 years of practice management/billing experience (may be concurrent with required management/supervisory/lead experience) *Successful completion of the LMC Fellowship may be counted as 1 year of management experience
•Required Certifications/Licensure: None
•Required Training: Knowledge of current medical terminology, ICD and CPT coding practices; Familiarity with financial reports and performance indicators required.

Essential Functions

  • Manages all administrative and operational functions associated with the practice to ensure a smooth and efficient operation.  Oversight responsibility includes inventory control, personnel management, patient relations, and patient flow.
  • Develops and implements new office procedures as necessary to improve office flow and overall operations. Provides recommendations and follow-up actions to operational inefficiencies.
  • Manages the daily operations of the physician practice including staff scheduling, cash reconciliation, charge entry, and other related operational "checks and balances."
  • Works with the Central Billing office to ensure Accounts Receivable is optimally liquidated, denials are minimized, refunds are issued, and customer service is exemplified.
  • Interviews, hires, orients, trains, supervises and evaluates physician practice staff.  Responsible for optimizing staffing resources, scheduling staff, assigning work, as well as ensuring consistent performance remediation actions, where and when applicable.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works to ensure that the practice stays within budget parameters.  Prepares reports and statistical summaries for the physicians and Physician Network Director as requested. Provides monthly reporting recommendations or action plans on any issues.
  • Ensures practice compliance where applicable to include OSHA, CLIA, DNV, FLSA, HIPAA, DHEC, LLR (Labor, Licensing and Regulation) and payor regulations.
  • Oversees daily office operations and delegates authority to assigned staff. 
  • Develops guidelines for prioritizing work activities, evaluating effectiveness, and modifying activities as necessary.  Ensures that the office is staffed appropriately.
  • Helps staff establish deadlines for work assignments and completion.  Monitors work status and progress.
  • Assists staff in understanding/implementing clinic/clerical policies and procedures.
  • Reviews, codes, and returns invoices to accounting in a timely manner.
  • Ensures compliance with LMC’s Service Expectations policy related to treatment of patients and other visitors.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina