Under the general direction of the UM Manager of Operations and Supervisor, the Outpatient UM Call Center Coordinator, is a high paced position that requires timely answering of telephone calls from Providers, asking to complete and/or correct authorization requests. This position requires that one be organized, ability to multi task, set priorities and mange time effectively. The UM Coordinator will also ensure that provider calls are responded to in an accurate and timely manner while always maintaining highest level of customer service. Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)
1. Responsible for Manage large amounts of inbound Provider calls in a timely manner. 2. Develop a sustainable working relation with Providers by offering excellent customer support, ensuring that their needs are met, and going the extra mile by engaging to problem solve and find solutions. 3. Responsible to provide service to the Providers by approving, modifying, or correcting Provider’s authorizations by accurately entering information as requested by Provider and creating new authorization that will allow Providers to render services. 4. Responsible for utilizing job aids, guides, and tools to ensure that the Provider’s request can be completed within the limitations and/or restrictions in our guidelines. 5. Identify Providers’ needs, clarify information, research every issue and provide solutions and/or alternatives. 6. Document and keep records of all conversations in MedHOK in a comprehensible way. 7. Responsible for meeting accuracy standards for appropriate authorizations of referrals at the UM Coordinator level and to collaborate with other Team Members to ensure that the entire team is also successful at meeting those standards. 8. Responsible for meeting the QA standards for phone calls and to collaborate with other Team Members to ensure that the entire team is also successful at meeting those standards. 9. Responsible for representing the Inland Empire Health Plan in a professional, courteous and friendly manner while answering the calls for the Utilization Management Department. 10. Assist Management or Utilization Management Nurses as requested. Experience Qualifications
Minimum of three years of experience as a Call Center Representative. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Preferred Experience
Call Center Representative experience preferably in an HMO or Managed Care setting. Managed Care or physician office experience preferred. Education Qualifications
High school diploma or GED required. Preferred Education
Associate's degree from an accredited instituion is preferred. Professional Certification
Medical Assistant certificate preferred. Knowledge Requirement
Knowledge of ICD-9/10 and CPT code preferred. Skills Requirement
Skilled in computer applications, including word processing, database and spreadsheets. Good customer service skills a must. Commitment to Team Culture
The IEHP Team environment requires a Team Member to participate in the IEHP Team Culture. A Team Member demonstrates support of the Culture by developing professional and effective working relationships that include elements of respect and cooperation with Team Members, Members and associates outside of our organization. Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, team member is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and use taste or smell. The team member must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Starting Salary: $38,563.20 - $45,302.40 Pay rate will commensurate with experience
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire. We are also one of the largest employers in the region. With a provider network of more than 6,000 and a team of more than 2,000 employees, IEHP provides quality, accessible healthcare services to more than 1.2 million members. And our mission and core values help guide us in the development of innovative programs and the creation of an award winning workplace. As the healthcare landscape is transformed, we’re ready to make a difference today and in the years to come. Join our Team and Make a Difference with us! IEHP offers a Competitive salary and a benefit package with a value estimated at 35% of the annual salary, including medical, dental, vision, team bonus, and retirement plan.