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Patient Access Representative - Oneonta, NY

Company: Optum
Location: Roseboom
Posted on: July 2, 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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The -Patient Access Associate -welcomes, greets, interviews patients and/or representatives in person or over the telephone to ensure their initial experience with the hospital is exceptional; the -Patient Access Associate -will also obtain the required demographical and insurance information to ensure proper billing/reimbursement to the hospital. Secure required signatures from patients and/or representatives to protect hospital's interests. Provides excellent patient experience for guests with a high level of professionalism.
This position is full-time. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 10:30pm - 6:30am and rotating weekends. Our office is located at -AO Fox Hospital - - -RT. 7 Oneonta, NY
We offer 4-6 weeks of on-the-job training. The hours of the training will be based on schedule or will be discussed on your first day of employment. -Training will be conducted on-site.
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
Must be 18 years of age or older
Ability to work full-time between 10:30pm - 6:30am and rotating weekends including the flexibility to work occasional overtime given the business need - -

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years of -experience in scheduling and authorizations
Healthcare experience and clinical knowledge

Soft Skills:

Ability to engage and effectively communicate with individuals and groups of adults at all levels within the organization.
Ability to build rapport quickly, develop trust, sustain working relationships, and represent CRH positively in internal and external meetings
Strong time-management and organizational skills -
Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills -
Basic keyboarding skills
Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

Physical and Work Environment:

Standing for long periods of time (10 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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New York Residents Only: -The salary range for New York -residents is -$16.00 to $28.27 -per hour. -Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. -UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. -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. -
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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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Keywords: Optum, Utica , Patient Access Representative - Oneonta, NY, Other , Roseboom, New York

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