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Correspondence Clerk Lead (SCA) (Healthcare)
Job Code:2021-50-4-025
Location:San Angelo, TX
Status:Regular Full Time
  
Responsibilities:
 
The position of Correspondence Clerk Lead (SCA) (Healthcare) requires strong management of the workload to ensure accurate & timely processing of all correspondence, to meet or exceed the deadlines as dictated by department management, company and regulatory compliance requirements.

• Lead by example; ensure staff are adhering to department & company policies, elevate any concerns to department management for review.
• Review employee requests & forward to department management for approval.
• Manage workflow and staffing needs to ensure contractual compliance with, and efficient, accurate processing of all correspondence functions all portfolios as assigned.
• Prepare & submit monthly and quarterly totals of team production to department management.
• Prepare & submit by deadlines all monthly reporting as required for individual client(s).
• Prepare, update, maintain, company work instructions and desktop level procedural work instructions. Submit as needed/requested and/or quarterly for review & obtain approvals by department management for publication.
• Ensure consistent & continual cross training of all team members to provide depth of knowledge for each task.
• Provide recommendations to department management on workflow and process improvements towards efficiency, accuracy and streamlining whenever possible.
• Provide timely & professional responses to questions, complaints, errors, and clarifications needed by team members, recovery/production department, compliance department, administrative & Customer Service staff and all management as needed.
• Create & apply proper training practices within training program for existing & new employees.
• Train and develop new team members, follow training record requirements and provide ongoing coaching, training and updates as needed or required.
• Complete accurately & efficiently any and all tasks as assigned by department management.
• Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

 
*Note - All employees and contractors for Performant Financial may and/or will have access to Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data. As such, all employees and contractors will have ownership and responsibility to report any violations to the Confidentiality and Integrity of Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data at all times.  Violations to Performant’s policy related to the Confidentiality or Integrity of data may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
Required Skills and Knowledge:

• Ability to effectively transfer knowledge/train hourly staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge and capability in managing workflow, staff and work volumes effectively to support business needs.
• Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare audit, billing and recovery processes and practices (Medicare and Medicaid working knowledge strongly preferred).
• Ability to assess staff capability, identify knowledge gaps and potential issues, and give direction/lead work activities of others in an effective manner with positive outcomes.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; including excellent phone and email etiquette.
• Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Ability to maintain professionalism and composure in difficult interactions or conflict.
• Excellent attendance; ability to work full-time during core business hours and as required to meet business needs.
• Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data.
• Solid desktop system skills; effective use of standard Microsoft office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and adept in quickly adapting to use of various business systems and applications.
• Intermediate or Advanced MS Excel
• Able to work efficiently independently
• Strong communication in both verbal & written business language skills
• Responsible, dependable, conscientious, detail oriented and able to make decisions & know when to escalate to department management.

•Completion of Teleworker Agreement upon hire, and adherence to the Agreement (and related policies and procedures) including, but not limited to: able to navigate computer and phone systems as a user to work remote independently using on-line resources, must have high-speed internet connectivity, appropriate workspace able to be compliant with HIPAA, safety & ergonomics, confidentiality, and dedicated work focus without distractions during work hours.

Physical Requirements:

**NOTE: Must be able to meet requirements for and perform work assignments in accordance with Company policies and expectations on a home remote basis (and must meet Performant remote-worker requirements) until at which time staff will be notified and required to work from a Performant office location. Basic office equipment required to perform remote work is provided by the company.

-Job is in a busy standard is performed in an office environment with moderate noise level (or may be home-office setting subject to Company approval and Teleworker Agreement), sits at a desk during scheduled shift, uses office phone or headset provided by the Company using an office telephony system; views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse.
-Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed).
-Sit/stand 8 or more hours per day; has the option to stand as needed while on calls; reach as needed to use office equipment.
-Consistently viewing a computer screen and types frequently, but not constantly, using a keyboard to update accounts.
-Consistently communicates on the phone; headset is also provided.
-Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10lbs.
 
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Some college preferred but not required.
• 5+ years in relevant office/administration/support environment roles with progressive complexity preferably in healthcare related business. 
• 1+ year experience in role with responsibility for leading team members, projects, or function demonstrating skills and experience relevant to the role.
 

Other Requirements:

•Must submit to and pass pre-hire background check, as well as additional checks throughout employment
•Must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors, nor on state/federal debarment or exclusion lists.
• Must not have any Federal or State liens resulting from County, State or Federal tax issues.
• Must not have any current defaulted student loans.
•Performant is a government contractor. Assignments for this position require timely submission to and successful outcome of background and government clearance as a condition of offer of employment and post hire condition of continued employment with the Company.
• Must submit to and pass drug screen pre-employment (and throughout employment). Performant is a Drug-Free Workplace.
 
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Job Profile is subject to change at any time. 

EEO
Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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