Medical Claims Examiner ($500 Sign-on External) - La Palma, CA
March 29, 2018
LA PALMA, California
Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) To process the medical claims of the company's IPA clients pursuant to designated production quotas for accuracy and productivity benchmarks.Primary Responsibilities:Batch and prioritize claims processing utilizing the Company's in-house claims processing systemVerify patient's accounts for eligibility and benefitsProcess complex claims that have been accepted for paymentRequest and follow-up on additional information as needed for incomplete claimsComplete all steps above within designated timeframes (production quotas) and notify management if claims cannot be processed within the designated time frameAssemble denial letter background information and generate denial lettersRead, interpret and summarize medical contracts / division of responsibilityIdentify claims that are not our financial risk and forward to appropriate entity for paymentReview claims that are pending and follows through for payment in a timely mannerTreat peers, superiors, subordinates clients and vendors with fairness, courtesy and professionalism and contribute to the overall positive work environment of the departmentComplete other production projects as assigned
Required Qualifications:Requires 3+ solid years of experience working as a Healthcare / Medical "Claims Examiner"Strong proficiency with computer and Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to learn new and complex computer system applications Preferred Qualifications:An education level of at least a high school diploma Experience working on claims in a managed care settingAbility to multi-task, this includes ability to understand multiple products and multiple levels of benefits within each product Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills as discerned through observation and team project successesAccurately interprets and applies departmental policies and procedures using sound judgment as is related to claims processingCommunicates clearly, professionally and respectfully to peers, superiors, subordinates and clientsMeets production quota for both input levels and accuracy on a weekly basis as set forth by the department standardsEfficiently organizes and prioritizes workflowProvides constructive feedback on work projects assignedConsistently produces accurate and timely work product as it relates to departmental goalsDemonstrates high reliability through consistent punctuality and attendanceDemonstrates overall professionalism in attitude, demeanor and personal appearance Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) 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. Job Keywords: Claims examiner, denial process, compliance, healthplans, medical claims, CMS, DHMC, La Palma, CA, California
Internal Number: 751936
About UnitedHealth Group
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.