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Associate Patient Care Coordinator

Company: Optum
Location: Baytown
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start -Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
Hours: Standard hours Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8 AM - 5 PM.
Location: 129 West 9TH St. Dallas, TX
As a Patient Care Coordinator, you will:

Verifies, re-verifies and authorizes patient insurance coverage and eligibility utilizing computer-based patient registration/scheduling system. Verifies and updates demographic, insurance, and other patient information. Confirms, collects, and posts patient co-payments and other outstanding balances. Generates and tracks patient encounter forms. Reviews patient encounter forms for completeness and resolves any discrepancies. Batches encounter forms and submit to appropriate billing area
Maintains records and makes daily cash deposit as assigned
Receives and addresses patient-care related telephone calls. Provides routine information on procedures and standard policies, refers matters to appropriate person within department/site
Identifies problem related priorities, and responds to emergency needs by contacting/interrupting physician/provider within guidelines
Resolves patients' questions regarding clinic schedules and billing concerns; handles requests for prescription refills, reschedules appointments, etc
Documents appropriate information in computer system. Prepares patient charts. Ensures completeness by locating test results, reminding patients of appointments, including appropriate forms, etc., for patient appointments
Updates and maintains Telephone Message System (TMS) in computer system. Follows through on requests. Distributes messages to appropriate provider or others for appropriate action
Enters new referrals or ensures that existing referral numbers are linked in the system to ensure managed care requirements
Provides patient education regarding managed care plans and referral process. Answers patients' referral questions, concerns, etc. Provides patient with available options
Works collaboratively with primary care practices, patients and specialty practices to process outgoing referrals prior to scheduled visits. Follows up with practices that do not issue a referral or obtain referral on a timely basis
Interfaces with staff, providers and patients regarding denied referrals. Documents information and assists with alternate plan of care, if needed
Completes and maintains patient schedules. Schedules and coordinates patient visits, medical procedures for both inpatients and outpatients. Communicates with patients regarding all information related to scheduled appointments
Notifies providers, patients and others of changes such as new scheduling, re-scheduling, no-show, emergency appointments and add-ons
Maintains recall lists and communicates with patients as appropriate
May inform nursing staff or others of laboratory and diagnostic study results; collects and mails test results
May escort patient to examination rooms and chaperones patients as required. May process standard and non-standard business office administrative paperwork, such as purchase requisitions, employee time sheets, expense vouchers, etc. Follows-up with personnel outside the medical office to expedite timely action and alleviate, or report delays as appropriate
Provides guidance to departmental personnel in medical office on administrative policies and procedures
Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc
Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed
Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is required
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed

-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.)
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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 healthcare and/or customer service and/or administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional specialized medical secretarial/medical office training preferred
Superior customer service skills including the ability to multi-task and resolve patient concerns in a timely manner. Ability to think critically and exercise sound judgment
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Familiarity with various software applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc
EPIC experience
Bilingual English/Spanish




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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