Apria Branch Support Specialist (Customer Service) M-F 8am-5pm in Boise, Idaho
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our patients at home. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful and compassionate people, to meet the needs of our patients. Already an industry leader in healthcare services, we provide home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help our patients sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer.
Our Branch Coordinators positively impact the lives of patients and their caregivers, by phone and in person, deliveringexcellent customer service during each interaction. Working collaboratively with patients, providers and other team members, Branch Coordinators ensure orders are received and processed timely, efficiently, and accurately. Branch Coordinatorsplay an important role in ensuring Apria is paid for the services we provide byobtaining all necessary documentation required to bill health insurance plans.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as firstpoint of contact to patients arriving in person.
Answer inbound calls from customers on a multi-line phone system; provide information to new and existing patients, troubleshoot common issues, work with the branch team and other departments to find appropriate resolutions and escalate queries or concerns when necessary.
Perform processing duties for the branch; including, but not limited to, creating, and working with new orders, reviewing multiple systems simultaneously to assist customers, confirming delivery appointments, verifying insurance, obtaining authorization of equipment based on payor guidelines, monitoring incoming faxes, and performing data entry.
Work with sales team, referrals and/or patients to gather documentation/information needed to meet insurance guidelines.Requests health plan authorizations/information as required; either electronically or verbally.
Review of new and recurring patient accounts, obtain all necessary documentation from the referral source to bill the individual health insurance plans, allowing our patients to maximize their available health plan benefits and to receive the much-needed care as soon as possible.
Collect credit card payments and billing information, reconcile daily receivables, and submit to the lock box.
Perform outbound customer satisfaction calls to patients and referrals.
May conduct downloads of recording devices such as apnea monitors, oximeters, CPAP devices and other respiratory equipment.
May perform functional tests on certain respiratory equipment.
Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Required Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent required
At least one-year related work experience required
At least two years experience in an office environment, healthcare setting or call center preferred
Experience utilizing multi-line phone system preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Effective communication in person, on the phone and electronically
Intermediate to advanced computer skills
Proficient working within multiple systems at once
- English (reading, writing, verbal)
- Intermediate level math skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.
The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.
Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.
Regularly required to use hands to write, use computer or handheld device (tablet), telephone and use a document imaging system and manipulate documents.
Regularly required to read documents and write neatly, legibly and transcribe accurate information and numbers/values.
Employee continually engages in activities that require talking and hearing.
This position requires frequent variations including sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, reaching or stooping.
Occasionally required to stand, lift, push or pull objects ranging from 10 lbs - 40 lbs.
- Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to moderate noise and indoor florescent lighting.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Comprehensive benefits package offered for eligible employees:
Ability to have early access to earned wages
Medical, Dental and Vision
Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Savings Accounts
Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off, including Vacation, Personal Time, Paid Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
401K Savings Plan (available immediately)
Employee Referral Reward Program
Employee Discount Programs
Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan (available immediately)
We recognize our veterans by offering a company paid day off for Veterans Day
Career Advancement/ Development Opportunities
Compensation is commensurate with experience
Annual compensation is based on a 40 hour week
As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet