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Collection Representative - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.Healthcare isn't just changing. It's growing more complex every day. ICD - 10 Coding replaces ICD - 9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that's what fueled these exciting new opportunities.Who are we? -Optum360. We're a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and -Optum -to combine our unique expertise. As part of the growing family of -UnitedHealth Group, we'll leverage our compassion, our talent, our resources, and experience to bring financial clarity and a full suite of Revenue Management services to Healthcare Providers, nationwide.If you're looking for a better place to use your passion, your ideas and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do -your life's best work.SMIt takes a special person to be effective in stressful situations. In fact, it takes a gifted, diplomatic, and persistent person who can see past the challenge to a successful outcome. If that's you, get with us because this role at -UnitedHealth Group -is all about special. You'll consult directly with our customers who have outstanding medical bills to identify reasons for late payments and set up payment plans that are mutually agreeable. It's an important role and it will take all of your skills. Join us and discover the exceptional training, support, and opportunities to grow that you'd expect from a Fortune 10 company.This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm CST.We offer 6 to 9 -weeks of paid training. The hours during training will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. - -Training will be conducted virtually from your home.*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform research on various computer systems and document customer information regarding status, payment expectations, notes of conversations and other relevant information
  • Use mail, email and phones to contact customers to discuss, negotiate payment and resolve outstanding medical bill accounts and balances
  • Obtain agreement on potential balance payoff and/or payment terms within stated level of authority and guideline limits
  • Prepare and submits reports to internal management on status of outstanding medical bills and proposed/planned payment settlement detailsThis is a challenging role that requires providing best in class service to our customers during their times of difficulty. It's a fast-paced environment that requires focus and ability to multi-task throughout the day. This is a 40-hour, full time role working flexible shifts, sometimes including evenings or Saturdays. We require our employees to be flexible enough to work any shift, any day of the week during those hours.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 experience with appeals
    • 2+ years of experience with medical/insurance collections
    • Experience with Microsoft Word (creating and editing documents), Microsoft Excel (creating and editing spreadsheets) and Microsoft Outlook (creating emails and meeting invitations)Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with Medicare/Medicare Advantage PayerTelecommuting Requirements:
        • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
        • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
        • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet serviceUnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.Military & Veterans find your next mission: -We know your background and experience is different and we like that. UnitedHealth Group values the skills, experience and dedication that serving in the military demands. In fact, many of the values defined in the service mirror what the UnitedHealth Group culture holds true: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance. Whether you are looking to transition from active duty to a civilian career, or are an experienced veteran or spouse, we want to help guide your career journey. Learn more at -Learn how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, -works with -military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible. -Careers with Optum360. -At Optum360, we're on the forefront of health care innovation. With health care costs and compliance pressures increasing every day, our employees are committed to making the financial side more efficient, transferable and sustainable for everyone. We're part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of companies, making us part of a global effort to improve lives through better health care. In other words, it's a great time to be part of the Optum360 team. Take a closer look now and discover why a career here could be the start to doing -your life's best work.SMColorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: -The hourly -range for Colorado residents is $15.00 to $25.19. The hourly -range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $15.77 to $27.79. 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.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: #RPO, #YELLOW

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