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 Customer Billing Advocate - Melville, NY - MELVILLE, New York, United States

   
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Posted by: UnitedHealth Group 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Customer service & support
Hospitality/Tourism
Retail
 
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 892058 / Latpro-3754442 
Date posted: Sep-15-2020
State, Zip: New York, 11747

Description

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

A successful Customer Billing Advocate within Optum360, servicing Northwell Health Revenue Cycle, has a passion for delivering extraordinary service to our customers who deserve and expect the ultimate in health systems experience. The Customer Billing Advocate will be an exceptionally customer focused individual that will provide information, fulfill customer needs, and tailor our services to create an easy and seamless servicing experience.


We want extraordinary people who can surpass our customer’s expectations by providing a unique interaction with our organization that strives to drive high satisfaction and loyalty.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primarily performing all functions within a customer teleservicing center, servicing a high volume of billing related customer requests
  • Understand intricacies of health care billing and how to communicate effectively
  • Have financial conversations and drive the collection of payments
  • Promote meaningful and positive payment experiences through relevant and informed conversations with customers regarding the financial services that we can offer
  • Create flawless experiences for our customers by addressing customer inquiries and resolving service issues that include but are not limited to: researching and analyzing accounts receivable and outstanding balances, negotiating and advising on the collection of overdue bills and payment plans, collecting overdue payments, understanding financial assistance offerings, managing and resolving customer disputes
  • Address and resolve complex escalated billing and service issues utilizing department policies and procedure manuals, guidelines and other reference materials
  • Create innovative ways to resolve customers’ issues or concerns to win their loyalty
  • Provide input for new service processes and strategies
  • Be accountable and take ownership of the customer’s experience from beginning to end Identify opportunities to proactively meet member needs to deliver value - added recommendations and services
  • Meet individual performance objectives based on customer satisfaction, productivity and overall positive / proactive behavior, while participating in training sessions to remain current on various policies, processes, systems and procedures related to servicing of customers
  • Work with internal departments to achieve common goals

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.



Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • 1+ years of customer service, including but not limited to: Hospitality, retail, banking, call center, etc.
  • Proficiency with Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to learn new and complex computer system applications
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft  Word (create, edit, save and send documents)
  • Intermediate proficiency with  Microsoft Excel (create, save, and input data within spreadsheets)
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook (send / receive emails)
  • Available to work any shift during hours of operation 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Hours of operation may change due to business need

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Medical Billing experience
  • Bilingual fluency – Spanish
  • Activity within a healthcare association

Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathetic, courteous, and pleasant on the phone with patients
  • Ability to build relationships with customers to drive high customer satisfaction
  • Listen and respond appropriately to inquiries
  • Ability to think critically, problem solve effectively, and respond quickly
  • Ability to meet and / or exceed productivity and quality standards in a fast - paced environment
  • Motivated, organized, and enthusiastic
  • Experience working in a metric driven environment with productivity goals or quotas

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. 


Some of the steps we’ve taken to ensure employee well-being include:

  • Launched our ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stress for our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected by COVID-19
  • Daily updates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members during this challenging time
  • Onsite social distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who have been welcomed back to our offices
  • Fully cover the COVID-19 healthcare costs for our employees 
  • Employees who self-identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk have been asked to remain working from home

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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