Optum, an industry leader in healthcare implementation and consulting services, is adding additional talent to our Revenue Cycle Consulting team. Ideal candidates will have experience in multiple functional revenue cycle areas which include Patient Access, Revenue Integrity, and Patient Financial Services with systems experience in EPIC, Cerner, and/or Allscripts. This is a full time position that would allow employees to see career growth while taking on challenging engagements around the United States. Monday - Thursday national travel required. Revenue Cycle Consultants serve as industry experts while they implement best practices in Optum client locations. Consultants combine their leadership, experience and understanding of Optum solutions to bring world class results in Revenue Cycle Projects. Typical projects include, but are not limited to:Revenue cycle assessments Revenue cycle process improvement Alignment of client processes and Optum technology Revenue cycle turn around / redesign Reimbursement and managed care Interim management Principal ResponsibilitiesProvide consulting services to clients in all areas of the healthcare revenue cycle which includes: Patient access (scheduling, preregistration, insurance verification/financial counseling) Registration/Admission (ED, inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory) Patient financial services (charge capture, pre-billing, billing, follow-up, cash posting, account resolution) Decision support and analytics Health Information Management (transcription, coding, clinical documentation improvement) Managed care contracting Identify client accomplishments barriers in achieving operational excellence Understand client business metrics and results Evaluate and analyze client data to understand trends in all areas of the operation Development of options and recommendations for client improvement Understand and represent Optum technology and services and how they will improve client operations Collaborate with client revenue cycle team and other departments in order to facilitate resolution of process issues and implement world-class solutions Provide informed feedback to Optum and client executives including assessments of processes, standards, suggestions and improvements Assist in the sales process as requested Develop work plans, project tasks and manage projects in accordance with budget Provide interim staffing services as required Must meet minimum performance standards Willingness to learn new skills and desire to advance upward in the consulting organization Accountable for all decisions, actions, and directives with respect to job responsibilities Provide feedback to management concerning possible problems or areas of improvement Perform other duties as assigned by management
Required Qualifications:3+ years of experience in the Healthcare revenue cycle Experience and comfort working at all levels of a health care organization. Project management experience and technical expertise working with EPIC, Cerner, Allscripts and other systems In-depth knowledge of the complete healthcare revenue cycle Working knowledge of hospital based IT systems Expert in MS Word, Excel and Visio Ability to travel 70-80%Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree Expert in Outlook and PowerPointCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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. Job Keywords: revenue cycle, consulting, EPIC, Cerner, Allscripts, telecommute, remote, work from home, travel
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