Inpatient Coordinator - Telecommute LA/OC, CA
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Like you, UnitedHealth Group is strong on innovation. And like you, we'll go the distance to deliver high-quality care. As part of our clinical support team, you will be a key component in customer satisfaction and have a responsibility to make every contact informative, productive and positive for our members and providers. You'll have the opportunity to do live outreach, educating members about program benefits and services while also helping to manage member cases. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have a chance to make an impact.
Facilitates hospitalist orders for discharge planning. Ensures that patients who need inpatient care are admitted to right hospital along with our hospitalist. Also responsible for taking calls from IPA members regarding urgent care facility location and authorization requests.
If you are located within Los Angeles/Orange County, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
- Manage administrative intake of members
- Work with hospitals, clinics, facilities and the clinical team to manage requests for services from members and/or providers
- Process incoming and outgoing referrals, and prior authorizations, including intake, notification and census roles
- Assist the clinical staff with setting up documents/triage cases for Clinical Coverage Review
- Ensures the appropriate utilization of capitated and contracted specialists, providers, facilities, and vendors according to region and risk. Handle resolution/inquiries from members and/or providers
- Handle resolution/inquiries from members and/or providers
- Carry out discharge plans, schedule necessary appointments, process authorizations
This is high volume, customer service environment. You’ll need to be efficient, productive and thorough dealing with our members over the phone. The pace is fast, so your ability to multi-task is essential. You should also enjoy working with people and have the communication skills necessary to build strong relationships with our patients.
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.
- HS Diploma or GED
- 1+ years of a hospital, physician's office or medical clinic setting
- Familiar with medical terminology
- Experience with referrals and authorizations
- Experience with MS Word, Excel and Outlook: must be able to create, edit, and save
- Familiar with medical insurance, IPA, health plans
- Ability to type and talk at the same time and navigate through multiple screens
- 2+ years of experience as an inpatient / outpatient coordinator
- Experience working within the health care Industry and with health care insurance
- Experience working in a hospital, physician's office or medical clinic setting
- Experience working in a metric-driven work environment
- A clerical or administrative support background
- Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT codes
- Bilingual- Spanish
- 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 accommodation
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Nevada Residents Only: The hourly range for Nevada residents is $16.83 to $29.66. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*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.