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Patient Care Coordinator

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

Job Description:

Optum -is the premier medical practice in New Jersey serving patients in Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Middlesex, Burlington, Cumberland, Ocean, and Camden counties. We have over 60 locations and 180 board certified medical providers specializing in Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Foot & Ankle, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Allergy & Immunology, Developmental Health, Pain Management, Endocrinology, Chiropractic and Optometry.
As a National Committee for Quality Assurance "Level III- Patient Centered Medical Home," Optum is able to provide patient-focused precision medical care to the entire family and is committed to providing patients with the highest quality medical care.
In addition to providing the highest quality of care, Optum offers its patients the best hours of operation of any private practice in the country. Patients have around-the-clock access to a health-care team and have the benefit of same day and walk in appointments. As an advocate for prenatal health and education, Optum offers prenatal classes every weekend free of charge. We believe in giving back to their community and the patients they serve through health fairs, charitable giving/foundation, and free medical education.
Optum -is seeking a -Patient Care Coordinator -to join our growing team. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing -your life's best work.
Optum Foot and Ankle has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented -Patient Care Coordinator -to join our team. 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.
Working Hours: -Monday through Friday a 35-40-hour work week between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. -Rotating Saturdays from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. - -Schedule to be determined by manager upon hire.
Location: 6506 Park Ave, West New York, NJ 07086 -
Primary Responsibilities:

Obtain accurate and updated patient information, such as name, address, insurance information
Perform insurance verification on the date of service
Obtain patient signatures for required documents
Upload a valid Government issued state ID of patient and patient insurance cards
Accurate and complete occupational medicine registration workflow
File and maintain medical records
Consistently correct registration work queue errors
Confirms and schedule appointments
Answer telephone calls promptly and courteously
Perform referral documentation promptly
Working daily in the claims edit work queue to correct registration errors for submission to insurance companies
Performs certain follow-up services for patients in a prompt and courteous manner, such as scheduling specialist appointments, scheduling follow-up appointments and obtaining copies lab results or specialist reports
Adhere to the standards identified via Sparq regarding Optum Employee Policies
Work cohesively with fellow employees to achieve specific team goals
Keep abreast on current medical requirements relevant to their position, which includes maintaining patient confidentiality and abiding by all HIPAA and OSHA requirements
Comfortable working in high pace environment -
Participate in planning, coordinating, and implementing care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team in accordance with the Plan of Care
Assure the continuity of care through scheduling and tracking systems
Provide effective communication to patient / family team members and other health care professionals as evidenced by documentation, case conferences, communication notes, and evaluations
Notify clinical staff of schedule changes as they occur
Comply with administrative policies to ensure quality of care
Demonstrate precision and efficiency in scanning documents and monitoring the fax server, retrieving and / or scanning documents and assigning to the appropriate electronic chart
Participate in orientation (scheduling segment) of new field employees and distribute updates and changes as needed
Perform other related duties and assignments as required
Organize and maintains medical records
All employees are expected to keep abreast on current medical requirements relevant to their position, which includes maintaining patient confidentiality and abiding by all HIPPA and OSHA requirements -
Complete new clinical competencies rolled out by the Educational Committee
Performs 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+ year 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
Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook, including the ability to use multiple web applications -
Ability to travel 25% of the time to other offices as needed in West New York and Maywood, NJ, and have reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ year of Healthcare or customer service-related experience
Knowledge of Epic EMR software
Bilingual in Spanish and English

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 -

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New York and New Jersey Residents Only: -The salary range for New York -residents is -$16.54 to $32.55 -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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