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UnitedHealth Group Patient Access Representative I - SLU Hospital - St. Louis, MO in Saint Louis, Missouri

$2000 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates

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Responsible for providing patient-oriented service in a clinical or front office setting; performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to the delivery of patient care, including greeting and checking in patients, answering phones, collecting patient co-pays and insurance payments, processing paperwork, and performing other front office duties as required in a fast-paced, customer-oriented clinical environment.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week). Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 6:00am – 7:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 1201 South Grand Blvd St Louis, MO 63104.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicates directly with patients and / or families either in person or on the phone to complete the registration process by collecting patient demographics, health information, and verifying insurance eligibility / benefits

  • Utilizes computer systems to enter access or verify patient data in real - time ensuring accuracy and completeness of information

  • Gathers necessary clinical information and processes referrals, pre-certification, pre-determinations, and pre-authorizes according to insurance plan requirements

  • Verifies insurance coverage, benefits and creates price estimates, reverifications as needed

  • Collects patient co-pays as appropriate and conducts conversations with patients on their out-of-pocket financial obligations

  • Identifies outstanding balances from patient’s previous visits and attempts to collect any amount due

  • Responsible for collecting data directly from patients and referring provider offices to confirm and create scheduled appointments for patient services prior to hospital discharge

  • Responds to patient and caregivers' inquiries related to routine and sensitive topics always in a compassionate and respectful manner

  • Generates, reviews and analyzes patient data reports and follows up on issues and inconsistencies as necessary

  • 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.

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) or equivalent experience

  • 1+ years of Customer Service experience such as hospital, office setting, customer service setting, or phone support

  • 1+ year of computer experience

  • Ability to work an 8 hour shift between 6:00am – 7:00pm including the flexibility to work occasional overtime per business need

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Experience in a Hospital Patient Registration Department, Physician office or any medical setting

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology

  • Understanding of insurance policies and procedures

  • Experience in insurance reimbursement and financial verification

  • Ability to perform basic mathematics for financial payments

  • Experience in requesting and processing financial payments

Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

Physical and Work Environment:

  • Standing for long periods of time (10 to 12 hours) while using a workstation on wheels and phone/headset.

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $16.00 - $26.88. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $16.83 - $29.66. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. 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.

PLEASE NOTE The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

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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