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Senior Patient Care Coordinator

Company: Optum
Location: La Mirada
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. - -
The -Senior Patient Care Coordinator -performs a wide variety of duties associated with patient services. This position is responsible for all components of the patient experience ranging from patient in-take, office visit, patient close-out, and appointment scheduling. The position also oversees the reporting function for the clinic including compliance specific reports as well as corporate statistics.
Schedule: -Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM. Occasional weekends and holidays required.
Location: - -This position is a remote opportunity for candidates located near 7 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA
Primary Responsibilities:

Prepares weekly reports including documentation for management regarding the status of appointments and general patient information
Utilize resources such as DOFR/Contracts/Health Plan websites and matrixes to identify preferred providers and to resolve issues
Reviews referral information for accuracy of content and available benefits
Provide status of referral request to providers, patients, and health plans
Approves authorizations based on directions from the Medical Director or UM Committee
Communicates with members, physicians, specialists, community agencies, and vendors to ensure coordination of services
Maintains confidentiality of all PHI in compliance with state and federal law and company policy
Assists with coordination of resources, pharmacy calls, referrals, authorizations, health plan benefit coordination, and general clerical support for UM nurses and physicians
Acts as a subject matter expert and assists other care coordinators with more difficult referrals and tasks as needed

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.)
More information can be downloaded at: -

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) -
2+ years of experience in a medical, managed care, or health care setting
Intermediate level of knowledge with Microsoft Office programs, CPT and ICD-10 codes
Ability to mentor and train others -
Possess a basic knowledge of medical terminology

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program
At least one year of experience in a lead position

California Residents Only: -The hourly range for California residents is -$19.47 to $38.08 -per hour. -Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. -UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. -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. -

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. -

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.

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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