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Associate Patient Care Coordinator- Lake Success NY

Company: Optum
Location: Melville
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region -(formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York, Crystal Run Healthcare and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind -Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -
Optum Pediatric Specialty, part of Optum, has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented -Associate Patient Care Coordinator to join our team. Associate Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for the completion of set processes and protocols. Works cooperatively with all members of the care team to support the vision and mission of the organization, deliver excellent customer service and adhere to Lean processes. Supports the teams in meeting financial, clinical and service goals.
Schedule: This is a 37.5 hour work week, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, shift to be determined by the hiring manager upon hire.
Location: 1 Dakota Drive, Suite 200, Lake Success, New York, 11042
Primary Responsibilities: -


Greet patients and conduct check-in process: Collect or verify demographic information, including key demographic fields
Load or update insurance information as needed
Answer telephone calls promptly and courteously for all specialities
Confirms and schedule appointments
Verify eligibility and authorization and flag appointment accordingly
Scan insurance card(s)
Collect co-payments and outstanding balances
Post payments received in practice management system and provide system-generated receipts
Ability to float to other locations as needed
Schedule appointments using approved scheduling guidelines
Ability to be cross trained for medical assistant
Use call processing and other applicable functionality in the EHR to take messages and communicate with clinicians
Monitor daily reminder call logs; conduct outreach to patients requiring appointments; contact patients who, "no show," for follow up appointments for chronic conditions or preventive care
Monitor administrative tasks in the EHR and respond timely
Scan and index documents into the EHR; ensure that necessary documents, lab results, etc. are available in advance of patient visits
Close payment batch(es) at the end of each shift, assemble, and balance batch(es) according to Optum cash control procedures
Assist coworkers as needed to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellent service through teamwork
Demonstrate respect for patients and Optum staff by presenting a friendly, courteous manner at all times and maintaining patient confidentiality
Perform other duties as assigned

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.)
More information can be downloaded at: -

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 or Healthcare related experience
Intermediate level of computer proficiency in Microsoft Office

-Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with an electronic health record (EPIC)
Knowledge of Medical terms
1+ years of experience working in medical front office position performing duties such as scheduling appointments, checking patients in/out, insurance verification, collecting co-pays, and maintaining medical records -

Soft Skills: -

Ability to work independently and maintain good judgment and accountability -
Demonstrated ability to work well with health care providers -
Strong organizational and time management skills -
Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet all deadlines -
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment -
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret information from others -


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. -


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. -


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. -




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Keywords: Optum, West Haven , Associate Patient Care Coordinator- Lake Success NY, Other , Melville, Connecticut

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