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Part Time Associate Patient Care Coordinator - Greensburg, PA

Company: Optum
Location: West Newton
Posted on: June 28, 2024

Job Description:

$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS
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Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data, and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits, and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start -Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -
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Responsible for providing patient-oriented service in a clinical or front office setting; performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to the delivery of patient care, including greeting, and checking in patients, answering phones, collecting patient co-pays and insurance payments, processing paperwork, and performing other front office duties as required in a fast-paced, customer-oriented clinical environment.
This position is Part Time. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours at Frick Hospital or variable shifts at the ED, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 532 W Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601.
We offer 3-4 weeks of paid training. Training consists of 20 "buddy shifts" as well as a training program with a training team on the computer that is about one week long. The hours of the training will be based on the schedule of the person you will be shadowing.
Primary Responsibilities:

Communicates directly with patients and / or families either in person or on the phone to complete the registration process by collecting patient demographics, health information, and verifying insurance eligibility / benefits
Utilizes computer systems to enter access or verify patient data in real - time ensuring accuracy and completeness of information
Gathers necessary clinical information and processes referrals, pre-certification, pre-determinations, and pre-authorizes according to insurance plan requirements
Verifies insurance coverage, benefits and creates price estimates, reverifications as needed
Collects patient co-pays as appropriate and conducts conversations with patients on their out-of-pocket financial obligations
Identifies outstanding balances from patient's previous visits and attempts to collect any amount due
Responsible for collecting data directly from patients and referring provider offices to confirm and create scheduled appointments for patient services prior to hospital discharge
Responds to patient and caregivers' inquiries related to routine and sensitive topics always in a compassionate and respectful manner
Generates, reviews and analyzes patient data reports and follows up on issues and inconsistencies as necessary
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of specific registration requirements for all areas, including but not limited to: Main Admitting, OP Registration, ED Registration, Maternity, and Rehabilitation units

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? - - Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. -Some of our offerings include:

Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Education Reimbursement
Employee Discounts
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
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You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma / GED (or higher) -
1+ years of customer service experience in a hospital, office setting, customer service setting, or phone support -role
Ability to work part time including the flexibility to work occasional overtime given the business need

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Microsoft Office products
Experience in a Hospital Patient Registration Department, Physician office or any medical setting
Working knowledge of medical terminology
Understanding of insurance policies and procedures
Experience in insurance reimbursement and financial verification
Ability to perform basic mathematics for financial payments
Experience in requesting and processing financial payments

Soft Skills:

Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

Physical and Work Environment:

Standing for long periods of time (10 to 12 hours) while using a workstation on wheels and phone/headset -

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**PLEASE NOTE** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates. - Candidates who are currently working for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. -
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At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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UnitedHealth Group -is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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#RPO #RED

Keywords: Optum, Penn Hills , Part Time Associate Patient Care Coordinator - Greensburg, PA, Other , West Newton, Pennsylvania

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