Patient Services Representative - Mount Pleasant, PA (109516206)
$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates
Healthcare isn’t just changing. It’s growing more complex every day. ICD - 10 Coding replaces ICD - 9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that’s what fueled these exciting new opportunities.
Who are we? Optum360. We’re a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and Optum to combine our unique expertise. As part of the growing family of UnitedHealth Group, we’ll leverage our compassion, our talent, our resources and experience to bring financial clarity and a full suite of Revenue Management services to Healthcare Providers, nationwide.
If you’re looking for a better place to use your passion, your ideas and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It’s an opportunity to do your life's best work. SM
The Patient Service Representative is responsible for coordinating and maintaining a positive customer experience while performing pre - registration, registration, scheduling, and business office functions. Must possess excellent customer service skills. Be able to interact in a friendly, professional manner with a wide range of patients, operations staff, physicians, and other departments within the Excela Health system. Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure is essential. Also, must be able to function effectively in an environment where it is necessary to perform several tasks simultaneously, and where interruptions are frequent.
This position requires a Pre - Employment Health Screening upon acceptance of any offer. Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease.
Position will be primary outpatient and ED. Hours can range Sunday - Saturday 24/7 EST and weekends. Subject to change due to business demand.
- Regular, consistent, on - site, and timely attendance
- Schedules patient appointments for designated departments
- Schedules appointments utilizing scheduling software tools
- Provides testing instructions to assure smooth services
- Secures authorization and referral if applicable
- Customer Focus. Assesses customers' needs and considers customer in all decision - making processes to ensure a positive customer experience
- Greets the customer in a polite and professional manner whether face - to - face or on the phone, determines needs and responds appropriately and courteously
- Responds to customer issues (intra - departmental, inter - departmental, and public) timely and to the satisfaction of the customer
- Identifies and performs appropriate action in situations where it is necessary to obtain appropriate documentation for proper advancement through the revenue cycle
- Communication. Provides constructive feedback and clearly expresses ideas
- Interviews patients and / or their representatives in order to obtain accurate demographic, insurance, and claim adjudication information in a timely, courteous, professional manner
- Updates system appropriately and accurately, ensuring appropriate signatures are obtained and required authorizations / certifications / medical necessity guidelines are met
- Communicates with management all issues that impact the accurate, timely and complete accomplishment of all assigned tasks
- Identifies and communicates to management recommendations for process improvement
- Displays dignity and respect in all interactions
- Initiative. Readily accepts and incorporates changes into daily activities
- Conforms consistently to all system changes; including insurance payer regulations
- Possess functional knowledge of systems and the revenue cycle in order to adequately assist customers and reduce the unnecessary transfer of workflows
- Follows all department processes and policies as required and updated
- Motivation and Influencing. Influences and persuades others to build commitment to quality and a positive hospital experience
- Acts as a role model for peers by striving for excellence, displaying a positive attitude, and actively supporting the team concept
- Monitors and reports on individual productivity to assist in the evaluation of one's ability to organize and plan daily work in order to meet outcome - based criteria set by management
- Volunteers to work additional hours or offers to contribute to on - going projects / assignments outside the scope of their own specific function
- Fiscal Accountability. Holds self - accountable for departmental processes in order to obtain maximum reimbursement for services and the successful flow of the revenue cycle
- Assures proper identification of patients presenting for services following the proper departmental procedures
- Maintains accuracy of insurance coverage and guidelines including not but limited to verifying coverage through online eligibility software / insurance web - sites / customer service phone lines; completing Medicare Secondary Questionnaire when required; verifying medical necessity and ABN processes; determining if necessary authorizations or referrals have been obtained; ensuring each order meets current published standards; etc.
- Investigates and identifies patient - responsibility dollar amounts in order to successfully collect point - of - service payments when appropriate
- Charges posting where applicable when staff is not available timely
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.
- High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
- 1+ years of customer service experience
- Ability to work in the emergency department as needed. Emergency department is open 24/7. Hours and shifts can range from Sunday-Saturday. Weekends subject to change due to business demand
- Ability to work on a holiday rotation
- 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.
- 1+ years of admissions, scheduling, or business office experience
- Basic Math and Keyboard Proficiency
- Experience with Medical Terminology
- Knowledge of Payor / Insurance Benefits
- Proficient Keyboard Skills measured at 30 wpm
- Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment
UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
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Careers with Optum360. At Optum360, we're on the forefront of health care innovation. With health care costs and compliance pressures increasing every day, our employees are committed to making the financial side more efficient, transferable and sustainable for everyone. We're part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of companies, making us part of a global effort to improve lives through better health care. In other words, it's a great time to be part of the Optum360 team. Take a closer look now and discover why a career here could be the start to doing your life's best work. SM
**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or 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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