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Associate Patient Care Coordinator - Telecommute in Vista, CA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

**Work Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm**Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration, and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)This position works in collaboration and in continuous partnership with OCMG to support and monitor the ongoing efforts to provide high quality care for patients. Serves as a representative to patients, utilizing professional customer service skills. Works closely with physicians, managers, and office staff in coordinating patient care. This role includes all aspects of appointment scheduling.If you are located in Vista, CA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Answers, screens, processes, and documents incoming calls efficiently and professionally. Effective use of both EPM and EHR system applications to manage patient inquiries and requests
  • Assists patients by determining needs, scheduling and/or canceling appointments, or referring them to the correct staff person
  • Consistently uses standardized work protocols to provide efficient and effective productivity
  • Verifies insurance eligibility updating information as needed
  • Answers phones, transfers calls and communicate messages from patients to physicians, medical assistants, and office staff when appropriate
  • Keeps updated on current provider schedules ensuring that patients are scheduled properly and notified of any schedule changes
  • Appropriately facilitates and communicates, written or verbal messages
  • Responds appropriately to patient requests for prescription refills adhering to OCMG Protocols
  • Responds appropriately to patient requests regarding order, referrals and/or results adhering to OCMG Protocols
  • Responds appropriately and timely to patient concerns and/or needs
  • Ensures all work is being performed according to company policies, procedures, and standardsYou'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 graduate or GED
    • 1+ years of experience working in a clinical setting; OR equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 1+ years of experience in Customer Service
    • Experience with data entry
    • Experience with insurance verifications
    • Experience in patient scheduling and registration
    • Proficient in Practice Management System
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel and OutlookPreferred Qualifications:
      • ICD 10 and CPT coding experience
      • Experience working in a call center environment, medical office or working as a patient liaison
      • Electronic Medical Records (EMR) experience
      • Knowledge of Medi - Cal / Medicaid benefits or Insurance plans
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.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.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, San Diego , Associate Patient Care Coordinator - Telecommute in Vista, CA, Other , Carlsbad, California

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