Physician Medical Billing Representative - Remote

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Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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What makes this a special challenge? For one, we want to create a quality experience for every person we serve. So the bar is high for accuracy, communications style and effectiveness. Also, you'll need to be researching and resolving problems before, during and after calls within a high volume, demanding environment.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work an 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 7:00am - 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Training will be conducted virtually from your home.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Gathering information needed to complete billing process from operational areas, including physicians
  • Answers billing correspondence answer telephone calls and follow up on requests for information
  • Assist with coding and error resolution
  • Learn medical specialties specifically assigned
  • Review claim payments for accuracy and compliance and posts payments appropriately
  • Resolve claims problems with insurance carriers and patients on the phone or face to face
  • Utilize available tools to keep accounts receivable current
  • Maintain updated provider information for billing purposes
  • Work to follow-up on accounts until zero balance or turned over for collection
  • Provide feedback to providers and operational staff regarding denials, payments, coding, etc.

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 years of working experience
  • 2+ years of experience with medical billing, AR Follow Up, Denials Resolution, Revenue Cycle practices/procedures
  • Proficiency with Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to navigate multiple programs and learn new and complex computer system applications
  • Ability to work a 40 hour schedule within the operating hours of the site (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience in a related environment (i.e. accounts receivable follow up, revenue cycle management, administrative, clerical, customer service, etc.) using phones and computers as the primary job tools
  • Working knowledge of more than one medical specialty

Telecommuting 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 service

Soft Skills:
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot difficult medial claims.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to handle difficult patient situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of accounts receivable management
  • Ability to multi-task and to understand multiple products and multiple levels of benefits within each product

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

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Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $15.00 to $25.19. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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