Patient Access Supervisor- Folsom, CA

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This position is full - time (40 hours / week) Monday - Sunday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8 hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 3:00pm -12 Midnight. Will be on call for operations and staffing coverage.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Optum360 and client Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions
  • Provides operational guidance and support to assigned staff under the direction of the Patient Access Manager, disseminates policy / procedure updates, and supports coverage of other departmental divisions, as required
  • Serves as technical advisor and resource to staff and the Manager
  • Responsible for the development of associate work schedules and assignments to ensure cost effective staffing providing optimal workflow needs that meets performance requirements
  • Performs job-specific accountabilities of relief staff or other job functions as assigned by the Manager, or as required to meet expectations
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Patient Access services and skills to successfully fill-in any position and / or work at multiple sites within a Facility or within multiple Facilities, fully meeting performance expectations and standards. Works varying hours and / or on-call schedule, as required
  • In coordination with the Manager may participate in the redesign of Patient Access processes and systems to improve service, data integrity, and staff productivity / quality to achieve departmental goals and process outcomes
  • Develops effective decision-making, communications and interpersonal relations to ensure a positive image of Optum360 and the client, and to ensure customer satisfaction, supporting and portraying strong customer service philosophies in all encounters:
  • Provides timely and professional follow-up to customer complaints and issues
  • Ensures problem resolution and corrective action for long-term solution, coordinating such effort across intra and inter-departmental channels
  • Provides function-specific training, including staff orientation / onboarding and continuing education, in coordination with the Optum360 Training and Quality Assurance Program. Cross-trains and supports the functions of all centralized patient access functions
  • Maintains work site in full operational order
  • Orders supplies and other materials in compliance with budgetary constraints
  • Maintains a neat, orderly work environment that denotes professionalism and efficiency
  • Develops job aides to assist the staff in performing work assignments
  • Responsible for the following activities
  • Selection of employees based on potential contributions, departmental culture/needs and personnel policies
  • Recommends allocation of resources based on scope of goals and priorities
  • Reviews employees' work regularly, discusses problem areas and maintains periodic documentation, as needed. Makes recommendations regarding personnel actions and follows-up, as warranted. Mentors and coaches associate to ensure positive outcomes
  • Completes the work schedule, ensuring adequate and appropriate coverage and performance. Serves as on-call scheduling contact and assists with coordination of staff to meet the need
  • Manages to the department budget, minimizing Overtime, when possible
  • Provides and documents employee disciplinary / corrective actions, up to and including verbal warning, referring all actions and activities to the Manager for follow-up
  • Provides input documentation to employees' performance during orientation and annual reviews
  • Maintains fiscal accountability for assigned area of responsibility by identifying new operational, capital and program needs, monitoring staffing allocation in alignment with customer service goals, and by meeting budget parameters
  • Analyzes and displays data in meaningful formats; develops and communicates policies / procedures and other business documentation; conducts special studies and prepares management reports, including key performance Indicators as they relate to the division (waiting / service times, staff productivity, accuracy, patient satisfaction, customer feedback, incident reporting, etc.)
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Optum360's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior
  • Other duties as needed and assigned by the Manager

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)
  • 4+ years of experience working in a hospital Patient Registration Department, physician office setting, healthcare insurance company, revenue cycle vendor, and/or other revenue cycle role
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word (creating documents), Microsoft Excel (create and modify spreadsheets), Microsoft PowerPoint (creating presentations and editing slide), and Microsoft Outlook (create, manage, sort email and calendar)
  • Experience with the major Patient Access technologies currently in use, and / or other like systems
  • Current knowledge of Patient Access processes and systems, regulatory and 3rd party payer issues and requirements
  • Ability to work any of our 8 hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 3:00pm -12 Midnight
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business / Management, Healthcare Administration, or other Healthcare discipline
  • Certified Healthcare Access Associate (CHAA) from the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM)
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience
  • 2+ years of experience in customer service, preferably in a healthcare environment
  • Basic knowledge of ICD-9 (10) and CPT terminology
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Operational knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to patient admissions, as well as standards from regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations (DHS, HCFA, OSHA, TJC)

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us. You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

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