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Patient Access Manager - Northern Light Mayo Hospital - Dover Foxcroft, ME

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Opportunities at Northern Light Health, in strategic partnership with Optum. Whether you are looking for a role in a clinical setting or supporting those who provide care, we have opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. As a statewide health care system in Maine, we work to personalize and streamline health care for our communities. If the place for you is at a large medical center, a rural community practice or home care, you will find it here. Join our compassionate culture, enjoy meaningful benefits and discover the meaning behind: Caring. Connecting. Growing together. The primary responsibilities of this role are to serve as an internal subject matter expert and oversee all aspects of daily operations including supervising the activities of the on-site registration team(s), assisting with the development of policies, procedures, and processes, and coordinating with integrated departments to ensure patient safety and satisfaction. The Patient Access Manager will provide direction and leadership for the Patient Access areas such as information desk, registration stations, emergency department, scheduling teams, walk-in care locations, switchboard, and/or other staffed access points. This leader will support, track, manage, and champion Revenue Cycle Patient Access initiatives with emphasis on registration functions and downstream impact, sharing results with key stakeholders. This Patient Access Manager will support the Patient Access teams at Northern Light Mayo Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, ME as well as Northern Light CA Dean Hospital in Greenville, ME.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures registration processes are in line with all state and federal requirements and regulations, and that HIPAA policies are maintained
  • Establishes and tracks key revenue cycle performance indicators and reports key findings to appropriate leadership
  • Manages department presentations and designs action plans as issues are identified within the area
  • Assists in the development of the operational budget and manages within the budget; monitoring expenses to support the department's financial goals
  • Champions point of service collections initiatives, to increase revenue at registration checkpoints
  • Leads the implementation, design, and optimization of registration management software
  • Serves as a project facilitator for teams working on major, complex performance improvement efforts
  • Provides consistent rounding with immediate team, for professional development opportunities. Promotes a supportive and encouraging environment for staff
  • Oversees the handling of "special" requests, complaints, or inquiries regarding workflows, patient accounts, or changes to system processes, to ensure correct and satisfactory resolution
  • Coordinates the resolution of concerns timely, looking for a proactive approach to prevent reoccurrence
  • Assists in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk or injury to employees, patients, or visitors
  • Ensures all accidents and incidents are reported and reviewed timelyYou'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:
    • Bachelor's Degree (8+ years of relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree)
    • 2+ 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
    • Word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, database experience and other computer related skills
    • Supervisory or team lead experience
    • Maintains current knowledge of Patient Access processes, systems, and regulatory requirements, and remains compliant with applicable certifications
    • Working knowledge of medical terminology
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationPreferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with Cerner and Experian
      • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement techniques are essential to success, as is the ability to be a self-starter and work independently to move projects successfully forward
      • Proficiency with: Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, and SharePointTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employmentCareers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.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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