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Associate Patient Care Coordinator - Glendale, CA

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making Healthcare data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM

Imagine yourself in a new a career with Optum360. As part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and Optum. We'll count on your professionalism, expertise, and dedication help ensure that our patients receive the quality of care they need. So, if you're looking for a place to use your passion, your ideas and your desire to drive change, this is the opportunity for you.

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 customers. Our facility has an onsite cafeteria that provides discounts to employees.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week), any day of the week. Hours are varied, could be day, evening, or overnight, and will be discussed during the interview. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 1420 S Central Ave., Glendale CA 91204. This position will be in the ER Admitting Department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Ensures complete, accurate and timely entry of demographic information into the ADT system at the time of registration.
  • Properly identifies the patient to ensure medical record numbers are not duplicated.
  • Responsible for reviewing assigned accounts to ensure accuracy and required documentation is obtained and complete.
  • Meet CMS billing requirements for the completion of the MSP, issuance of the Important Message from Medicare, issuance of the
  • Observation Notice, and other requirements, as applicable and documenting completion within the hospital's information system
  • for regulatory compliance and audit purposes.
  • Collects and enters required data into the ADT system with emphasis on accuracy of demographic and financial information in
  • order to ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • Carefully reviews all information entered in ADT on pre-registered accounts. Verifies all information with patient at time of registration; corrects any errors identified.
  • Identifies all forms requiring patient/guarantor signature and obtains signatures.
  • Ensures all required documents are scanned into the appropriate system(s).
  • Identifies all appropriate printed material hand-outs for the patient and provides them to the patient/guarantor (Patient Rights and Responsibilities, HIPAA Privacy Act notification, Advance Directive, etc.).
  • Follows "downtime" procedures by manually entering patient information; identifying patient's MRN in the MPI database, assigning a financial number; and, accurately entering all information when the ADT system is live.
  • Follows EMTALA-compliant registration steps for both Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery areas.
  • Assesses self-pay patients for presumptive eligibility and when appropriate, initiates the process.
  • In the Emergency Department follows protocol for special cases, including but not limited to 5150, Sexual Assault Response Team
  • (SART), Domestic Violence patients, Child Protective Services, incarcerated patients, Worker Compensation patients, auto accidents, animal bite reporting, etc. as required

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 or GED (or higher)
  • 1+ years of experience working in a hospital Patient Registration department, physician office setting, healthcare insurance company, revenue cycle vendor, and/or other revenue cycle related roles
  • Thorough understanding of insurance policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Able to perform basic mathematics for payment calculation.
  • Experience in requesting and processing financial payments.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of charity care programs as well as the various government and non-government programs preferred. Management of Assaultive Behavior Certificate
  • Experience with MEDITECH
  • Bilingual fluency with English and Spanish or English and Armenian
  • Strong knowledge of both government and commercial insurances

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

Careers with OptumInsight. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the Healthcare industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.SM

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.

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