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Associate Director, Patient Accounting - Remote in California

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) This role responsible to support Patient Financial Services Operations for Acute Care Hospitals, Outpatient Medical Clinics, and Ambulatory Surgery Centers across multiple clients. This position will lead a team of individuals whose primary responsibility claims processing, claims follow-up, and overall accounts receivable management. This will include the billing and collection of patient encounters to Commercial and Government insurance carriers. The role will focus on identifying Revenue Cycle improvement opportunities, quantifying impact, recommending solutions, and also leading implementation of initiatives. If you are located in PST, MST or CST zone, you will have the flexibility to telecommute as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading billing and collections initiatives within their assigned Client
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans for meeting metrics
  • Team member development and mentoring
  • Leading Internal and Client facing performance calls
  • Serving as an escalation point for performance
  • Positions in this function include those responsible for management and administration of multiple functions, or management of general business operations
  • May include day to day site operations, management leadership internal and external to organization, accountable for financial and non-financial results (budgets and actuals)
  • Project management and implementation, staff management
  • Provide leadership to and is accountable for the performance of managers and/or senior level professional staff
  • Impact of work is most often at the operational or local business unit or market level You'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:
    • 5+ years Revenue Cycle experience in a Manager or Director role
    • 5+ years previous Patient Financial Services experience including billing, collections, etc. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Undergraduate degree
      • Experience working in acute care or a hospital environment
      • Experience partnering with behavioral health specialties or clinics
      • Experience managing team metrics and KPIs
      • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables and advanced formulas
      • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills to identify trends and influence business decisions
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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 To 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 employment 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) Colorado or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In 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, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. 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: UnitedHealth Group, Charlotte , Associate Director, Patient Accounting - Remote in California, Executive , Charlotte, North Carolina

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