Lead Accounts Receivable Clerk

UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV3.6

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Under general supervision responsible for overseeing team duties related to medical billing, accounts receivable and follow-up for Southwest Medical Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care. Assist department manager and supervisor with a variety of office functions on a daily basis. Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.

Primary Responsibilities:
Overseeing the daily preparation and editing of medical claims for submission, both hardcopy and electronically, to various third party payors and clearinghouses. Oversees the batching and deposit preparation of daily payments received, with posting of payments and contractual adjustments to the patient accounts in the applicable Practice Management System
Auditing, random spot checks on daily work batches and claim form review for accuracy
Oversees the daily workflow of the team members assigned. Prepares monthly analysis reports identifying issues and concerns affecting the outstanding receivables
Responsible for the training and development of new and existing team members. Assist management with the development of department standards, policies and procedures, attendance records, counseling, and performance evaluations
Responsible for identifying the need for system changes, researching and development of new information technology as needed within the department
Responsible for communicating with inter-company personnel regarding medical coding and billing issues. On-site training of clinical personnel on billing issues as needed. Communicates with insurance carriers on contracting and procedural issues Attending monthly meetings and seminars pertaining to medical and/ or corporate functions
Responsible for performing all team duties as needed and handles special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:
Type at least 45 wpm and 10 key proficient
4+ years billing experience in a high volume multi-specialty setting, with at least 2 years in a team leadership position Medicare and/or Medicaid billing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of medical insurance and federal guidelines
High school education or equivalent experience
Computer skills basic (Word, Excel)
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Thorough knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

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