Medical Receptionist – Bethpage, NY

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State regionxc2xa0(formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York, Crystal Run Healthcare and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behindxc2xa0Caring. Connecting. Growing together.xc2xa0xc2xa0Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, part of Optum, has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed orientedxc2xa0Medical Receptionist to join our team. The hours are Monday through Friday a 37.5-hour work week to be determined by the supervisor between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. xc2xa0The Medical Receptionist is responsible for the completion of set processes and protocols. Works cooperatively with all members of the care team to support the vision and mission of the organization, deliver excellent customer service, and adhere to Lean processes. Supports the teams in meeting financial, clinical, and service goals.Location:xc2xa0 4045 Hempstead Turnpike, Second Floor, Bethpage, NY 11714Primary Responsibilities:xc2xa0Schedule appointments for new or established patientsCollect copaysObtain referralsVerify workers comp and no fault casesAnswers incoming phone calls in a courteous and prompt manner; directs calls and takes messagesEnters and scans patientxe2x80x99s demographic and insurance information into EpicVerifies insurance eligibility and benefit information; informs patients of insurance benefitsGreets patients, family members and guests with a friendly smileAssists patients with signing in and completing registrationEnters and scans patientxe2x80x99s demographic and insurance information into EpicAssists with other tasks as assignedWhat are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group?xc2xa0 Put it all together xe2x80x93 competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid HolidaysMedical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving accountDental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase PlanEducation ReimbursementEmployee DiscountsEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployee Referral Bonus ProgramVoluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)More information can be downloaded at:xc2xa0 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)1+ years of customer service or healthcare related experiencexc2xa0 Intermediate level of computer proficiency (multi-tasking through multiple applications including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word)Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with an electronic health record Knowledge of Medical termsKnowledge of insurance carriers and managed care plans xc2xa01+ years of experience working in a medical front office position performing duties such as scheduling appointments, checking patients in/out, insurance verification, collecting co-pays, and maintaining medical records Soft Skills:xc2xa0Ability to work independently and maintain good judgment and accountabilityxc2xa0Demonstrated ability to work well with health care providersxc2xa0Strong organizational and time management skillsxc2xa0Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet all deadlinesxc2xa0Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environmentxc2xa0Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret information from others xc2xa0xc2xa0New York Residents Only:xc2xa0The salary range for New Yorkxc2xa0residents isxc2xa0$16.00 to $28.27xc2xa0per hour.xc2xa0Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc.xc2xa0UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable.xc2xa0In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youxe2x80x99ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.xc2xa0xc2xa0At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyonexe2x80x93of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and incomexe2x80x93deserves 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 xe2x80x94 an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.xc2xa0xc2xa0Diversity 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.xc2xa0UnitedHealth Groupxc2xa0is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.xc2xa0xc2xa0#RED, #RPO

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