Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Customer Service Representative Job

Job Number: LHM17437

Job Title: Customer Service Representative

Department: Billing Customer Srvc, Purch - 3042786

Facility: Lifespan Home Medical

Location: Lincoln, RI

The minimum of a High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Must be able to use computers proficiently. The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions,
short correspondence, and memos. Additionally, the incumbent must have the ability to document medical information as relayed by phone; to effectively present information to physicians, clients, insurers and other employees of the organization; perform simple mathematical calculations with whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; and, to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


At minimum, one year's related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience with medical terminology as gained through a healthcare environment. Experience in a call center environment is preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when traveling between sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, with several people talking on phones in the area.


Incumbent functions independently within established department practices; refers specific problems to manager only when clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.

Reporting to the Office Manager, the incumbent performs the admission process whereby an understanding of the customer's need is reached; a decision concerning service is made; and, implementation of appropriate processes to meet the customer's need begins. This position is responsible to provide a high level of customer services to both internal and external customers.

Answer each phone call using organization protocol. Answer phone continuously and appropriately handles calls to satisfy callers needs. Speak knowledgeably of all available services in responses to inquiries to assure customer satisfaction and appropriate coordination of services.

Speaks with various customers by phone or in person and receives orders for installation, discontinuance or change in service. Takes customer complaints and investigates problems as necessary, reporting critical issues to supervisor.

Gathers data, including sales activity by referral source, so that reports can be generated through the in-house computer system. Additionally, generates certain activity reports including orders unable to fill.

Intakes patient information from various sources. Record detailed information, including clinical, financial and demographic data. Determines if supplies or equipment are available.

Evaluates the medical necessity of orders according to payor standards and guidelines. Obtains accurate and timely initial authorizations and insurance verifications from payers. Solicits sales of new or additional services.

Generates delivery slips for all rental and sales via computer. Assures all paperwork is complete for billing process in accordance with JCAHO standards. Generates paperwork for items to be returned. Generates paperwork for timely delivery of enteric products according to monthly schedule.

Monitors day-to-day customer service activities to assure efficiency of workflow and assures customer satisfaction is met. Participates in problem management by initiating complaint process to ensure complaints are resolved effectively and promptly.

Maintains current awareness and displays good judgement regarding the organization's policies and procedures as well as understanding of special programs and individual endeavors of directors, supervisors and other organization's group. Participates in quality activities, which support the organization's mission, philosophy, customer service and process improvement goals.

Relay concerns to Manager as contribution to systems improvement. Participate in quality improvement projects as directed.

Provide good customer service to external customers, team members and internal Lifespan customers.

Access continuing education as related to the program.

Handle other tasks (i.e., mail, and disposition notices) as directed.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, veteran status or national origin. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.