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UnitedHealth Group Practice Performance Specialist - Syracuse, NY Remote in Syracuse, New York

Combine two of the fastest - growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making Healthcare data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM

Training will be conducted virtually from your home.

What we do defines who we are. Take a deeper look at how we're providing support during this global health crisis and search for a way you can get involved. View our Covid-19 Resources Page at: https://info.uhg.com/

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the review of medical records to highlight star opportunities for the medical staff.

  • Activities include data collection, data entry, quality monitoring, upload of images, and chart collection activities

  • Locate medical screening results/documentation to ensure quality measures are followed in the closure of gaps. Will not conduct any evaluation or interpretation of clinical data

  • Track appointments and document information completely and accurately in all currently supported systems in a timely manner

  • Optimize customer satisfaction, positively impact the closing of gaps in care and productivity

  • Partner with your leadership team, the practice administrative or clinical staff to determine the best strategies to support the practice and our members

  • Interaction with UHC members via telephone to assist and support an appropriate level of care. This may include making outbound calls to members and/or providers to assist in scheduling appointments, closing gaps in care or chart collection activities

  • Answer inbound calls from patients and/or providers regarding appointments

  • Communicate scheduling challenges or trends that may negatively impact quality outcomes

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to issues and show proactive behavior in addressing customer needs

  • Provide ongoing support and education to team members and assist in removing barriers in care

  • Manage time effectively to ensure productivity goals are met

  • Ability to work independently in virtual setting. Ability to problem solve, use best professional judgment and apply critical thinking techniques to resolve issues as they arise

  • Identify and seek out opportunities within ones own work flow to improve call efficiency

  • Adhere to corporate requirements related to industry regulations / responsibilities.

  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA requirements

  • Data analysis required for multiple system platforms to identify open quality opportunities to address on a member or provider level

  • Appointment coordination for specialist appointments, late to refill medication outreach and scheduling members for local market clinic events

  • Participate within department campaigns to improve overall quality improvements within measure star ratings or contracts

  • Field based activities require the abilities to support appropriate targeted providers

  • Other duties, as assigned

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 telephonic customer service experience

  • 1+ year of a healthcare background with medical terminology familiarity of clinical issues

  • 1+ year of working experience with ICD- 9 / 10 and CPT Codes

  • 1+ year of working experience with Microsoft Tools: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook (ability to create, edit, save, and send documents and correspondence)

  • 1+ year of working experience with and knowledge of HIPAA compliance requirements

  • Experience with navigating, filtering and analyzing reports in Microsoft Excel

  • Data entry skills, with a typing speed of at least 45 - 50 WPM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a physician, provider, and / or medical office

  • Medical Assistant

  • LPN

  • EMR and HEDIS knowledge and experience

Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to identify with a consumer in order to understand and align with their needs and realities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform effective active listening skills to empathize with the customer in order to develop a trust and respect

  • Demonstrate ability to take responsibility and internally driven to accomplish goals and recognize what needs to be done in order to achieve a goal(s)

  • Demonstrated ability to turn situations around and go above and beyond to meet the needs of the customer

  • Good Attendance Record

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. At this time, 90% of our non-clinical workforce transitioned to a work at home (remote) status. 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.

Some of the steps we've taken to ensure employee well-being include:

  • Transitioned our new hire training classes to be conducted virtually

  • Launched our ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stress for our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected by COVID-19

  • Daily updates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members during this challenging time

  • ¬∑Onsite social distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who have been welcomed back to our offices

  • ¬∑Fully cover the COVID-19 healthcare costs for our employees

  • Employees who self-identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk have been asked to remain working from home

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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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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