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Customer Billing Advocate - Melville, NY at UnitedHealth Group

Customer Billing Advocate - Melville, NY

UnitedHealth Group Melville, NY Intern
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Healthcare isn’t justchanging. It’s growing more complex every day. ICD - 10 Coding replaces ICD -9. Affordable Care adds new challenges and financial constraints. Where does itall lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we arevital part of their evolution. And that’s what fueled these exciting newopportunities. 

Who are we? Optum360.We’re a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and Optum tocombine our unique expertise. As part of the growing family of UnitedHealthGroup, we’ll leverage our compassion, our talent, our resources andexperience to bring financial clarity and a full suite of Revenue Managementservices to Healthcare Providers, nationwide. 

If you’re looking for a better place to use your passion, your ideas and yourdesire to drive change, this is the place to be. It’s an opportunity todo your life’s best work.SM

A successful CustomerBilling Advocate within Optum360, servicing NorthwellHealth Revenue Cycle, has a passion for delivering extraordinary service to ourcustomers who deserve and expect the ultimate in health systems experience.The Customer Billing Advocate will be an exceptionally customerfocused individual that will provide information, fulfill customer needs, and tailorour services to create an easy and seamless servicing experience. 

We want extraordinary people who can surpass our customer’s expectations byproviding a unique interaction with our organization that strives to drive highsatisfaction and loyalty.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primarily performing all functions within a customer teleservicing center, servicing a high volume of billing related customer requests
  • Understand intricacies of health care billing and how to communicate effectively
  • Have financial conversations and drive the collection of payments
  • Promote meaningful and positive payment experiences through relevant and informed conversations with customers regarding the financial services that we can offer
  • Create flawless experiences for our customers by addressing customer inquiries and resolving service issues that include but are not limited to: researching and analyzing accounts receivable and outstanding balances, negotiating and advising on the collection of overdue bills and payment plans, collecting overdue payments, understanding financial assistance offerings, managing and resolving customer disputes
  • Address and resolve complex escalated billing and service issues utilizing department policies and procedure manuals, guidelines and other reference materials
  • Create innovative ways to resolve customers’ issues or concerns to win their loyalty
  • Provide input for new service processes and strategies
  • Be accountable and take ownership of the customer’s experience from beginning to end Identify opportunities to proactively meet member needs to deliver value - added recommendations and services
  • Meet individual performance objectives based on customer satisfaction, productivity and overall positive / proactive behavior, while participating in training sessions to remain current on various policies, processes, systems and procedures related to servicing of customers
  • Work with internal departments to achieve common goals
You’llbe rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that willchallenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in yourrole as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • 1+ years of customer service, including but not limited to: Hospitality, retail, banking, call center, etc.
  • Proficiency with Windows PC applications, which includes the ability to learn new and complex computer system applications
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft  Word (create, edit, save and send documents)
  • Intermediate proficiency with  Microsoft Excel (create, save, and input data within spreadsheets)
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook (send / receive emails)
  • Available to work any shift during hours of operation 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Hours of operation may change due to business need

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Medical Billing experience
  • Bilingual fluency – Spanish
  • Activity within a healthcare association

Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Empathetic, courteous, and pleasant on the phone with patients
  • Ability to build relationships with customers to drive high customer satisfaction
  • Listen and respond appropriately to inquiries
  • Ability to think critically, problem solve effectively, and respond quickly
  • Ability to meet and / or exceed productivity and quality standards in a fast - paced environment
  • Motivated, organized, and enthusiastic
  • Experience working in a metric driven environment with productivity goals or quotas


Careers with OptumInsight. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the Healthcare industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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.

Keywords: UHG, Optum, UHC, United, Health, Group, customer, service, billing, advocate, call center, retail, banking, MS, Microsoft, Word, Excel, Outlook, healthcare, medical, insurance

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