Part - Time Insurance Verifier Specialist - Chandler, AZ
December 21, 2017
Position 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. Employing excellent customer service skills, the Insurance Verifier Specialist is responsible for ensuring a positive patient experience throughout the registration process. Primary duties include appropriate patient identification, collecting accurate and thorough patient demographic and insurance information to ensure appropriate reimbursement, determining and collecting patient financial liability, and ensuring referral to financial counseling as needed. Adheres to organization policies for the resolution of patient financial liability and various payment options. The Insurance Verifier Specialist is an information source for patients and families by explaining hospital policies, patient financial responsibilities and Patient Rights and Responsibilities. Primary Responsibilities: Verification, Authorization and Compliance: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 the pre-registration process is complete for all assigned accounts at least 5-days prior to the scheduled date of service whenever possible.Verifies insurance eligibility and benefits on all assigned accounts using electronic verification systems or by contacting payers directly to determine level of insurance coverage. When contacting payers directly, utilizes approved scripting.Obtains referral, authorization and pre-certification information and documents this information in the ADT system.When appropriate, ensures the payer receives a Notice of Admission on all admissions, scheduled and non-scheduled, within 24-hours or the next business day.Meets CMS billing requirements for the completion of the MSP, issuance of the Important Message from Medicare, issuance of the Observation Notice, and other requirements applicable and documenting completion within the hospital's information system for regulatory compliance and audit purposes.Follows up on missing authorizations. If authorization is not obtained within 48-hours prior to service, contacts patient to advise them of their financial responsibility.Thoroughly and accurately documents insurance verification and authorization information in the ADT system, identifying outstanding deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, and policy limitations, and advises patient and collects amount due at or before the time of service.Identifies any outstanding balance due from previous visits, notifies patient during the financial clearance process and requests patient payment.Sets up payment plans for patients who cannot pay their entire current co-payment and / or past balance in one payment.Explains the Payment and Billing Assistance Program to all patients regardless of financial concerns or limitations.Interviews self-pay patients to identify potential eligibility for government aid and / or other payer sources, including Medi-Cal / Medicaid presumptive eligibility. Follows appropriate policy and / or refers to eligibility vendor.Understands and follows the "Delay / Defer" policy and escalates accounts that do not meet financial clearance requirements to Patient Registration leadership immediately. For patients who qualify, offers a flat rate discount based on estimated charges, percent of reimbursement, and / or hospital specific policy and procedure.Thoroughly and accurately documents the conversation with the patient regarding financial liabilities, agreement to pay and/or payment assistance.Clarifies division of financial responsibility if payment for services is split between a medical group and an insurance company. Ensures this information is clearly documented in the ADT system.Verifies medical necessity check has been completed for outpatient services. If not completed and only when appropriate, uses technology tool to complete medical necessity check and / or notifies patient that an ABN will need to be signed.Responsible for reviewing assigned accounts to ensure accuracy, and to ensure require documentation is obtained and complete.Financial Processing and Assistance:Provides financial clearance services to self-pay patients prior to discharge or within 24 business hours.Provides on-site customer service assistance for walk-in patients with billing-related questions.Provides information to hospital personnel who are seeking answers to financial concerns on their patient's behalf.When needed, works closely with Case Management / Utilization Review in ensuring services are appropriate for level of care provided (inpatient vs. outpatient and vice versa).Acts as resource to other hospital departments regarding insurance benefits and requirements and collaborates with other departments, as needed, to ensure proper compliance with third party payer requirements.Other Duties:Understands and follows the Cashier policy and procedures.When collecting patient payments, follows policy and procedure regarding applying payment to the patient's account and providing a receipt for payment.Properly handles credit card transactions in accordance with PCI-DSS standards and guidelines. Will have access to both single card transactions as well as access to data from multiple transactions or reports and files containing bulk transactional information containing un-encrypted or un-redacted credit card information.If required by facility inventories and stores patient's valuables following proper procedure.Works with physician offices and clinical areas to collect and share patient information, and to update these stakeholders on changes in patient registration requirements, processes and program.
Required Qualifications:High School Diploma / GEDComfortable working part-time 32 hours per week - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 2:30pm-11:00pm (week 1) and Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30pm-11:00pm (week 2) 1+ years of Customer Service experienceMust be able to create, edit, save, and send documents utilizing Microsoft Word and Microsoft ExcelMust be able to navigate a PC to open applications, send emails, and conduct data entryPreferred Qualifications:Bilingual fluency with English and SpanishUnderstanding of Insurance Policies and ProceduresKnowledge of Medical TerminologyCareers 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. 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. Keywords: UHG, Optum360, Chandler, AZ, Healthcare, Admissions, Hospital, Insurance
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.