Job Description

Job Title: Contact Center Specialist I
Job ID: 671629
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Rev Cyc Contact Ctr
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

Job Summary:

The Contact Center Specialist will provide support for the Contact Center Revenue Cycle activities by serving as the first line of contact for the patient. The Contact Center Specialist acts as an advocate for patients by providing guidance, interpretation and education on scheduling, registration, billing, claim status, and various customer related inquires. Responsible for efficient and courteous resolution to verbal and written inquiries to ensure customer satisfaction while maintaining call servicing and quality standards. 

This is a part-time position requiring flexibility. The employee will work 40 hours in a two-week period. The shifts will be eight hours, varying between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. If you are enthusiastic about assisting others in a customer service role, can provide flexibility in your schedule, and think you are up for the challenge, apply online today!


Responsibilities:
  • Complete follow-up on unpaid account balances. Contact guarantors, third party payors, and/or other outside agencies for payment of balances due.
  • Contact patients to discuss their post-discharge appointment requirements; follow up and coordinate all appointments for the patient.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the reason for a consumer referral call. Use decision making ability to appropriately refer a physician, class or program to meet the consumer's needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the reason/needs for the patient or clinicians call and apply the decision making ability to page or contact the appropriate physician to meet the patient's needs.
  • Document all actions taken on a patient account. Review on-line account history and EOB's to ensure all payers have been billed and to validate the accuracy of payments and adjustments posted.
  • Establish reasonable payment plans according to department policies; set up payment arrangement in system and monitors payments for consistency and timeliness. Counsel patients on various local, state and federal agencies, which may be available to assist with funding of health care
  • Identify and take action towards resolution of problematic accounts through potential refunds, adjustments, payment transfers, etc. to bring balance to zero. Adhere to Fair Debt Collection Practices Guidelines and understands the laws and regulations applicable to job functions.
  • Identify, review, and research credit balance accounts, potential refunds, adjustments, payment transfers, etc., to bring the account balance to zero.
  • Research, resolve and respond to email, web and telephone billing inquiries from patients and insurance carriers in accordance with departmental protocols.
  • Review and take action on accounts on aged trial balance reports or in assigned work queue meeting specified dollar and age criteria to ensure lowest number of days possible on accounts receivable. Assign accounts deemed un-collectible to external collection agencies on a monthly basis.
  • Review, verify and enter the patient's demographic and insurance information to ensure data integrity. Answer multi-line telephone system and schedule appointments, contact or page physicians according to department questionnaires, protocols and templates. Understand UPMC 72-hour appointment requirement and work to ensure guidelines are met while still placing the patient with the right sub-specialist whenever possible to avoid return visit to see the correct sub-specialist.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Two years of customer service experience or call center experience required OR one year health insurance call center and claims adjustments experience required.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Advanced knowledge of health insurance, third party payor billing requirements, medical terminology and reimbursement practices preferred.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Competent in MS Office/PC skills.
  • Must be able to make appropriate decisions based on the circumstances as well as established protocols.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills and be able to remain professional and courteous when dealing with sensitive issues and stressful circumstances.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.24 to $18.88

Union Position: No

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