Anthem, Inc. Patient Enrollment Specialist I in Westchester, Illinois
SHIFT: Day Job
Description - External
The Aspire Healthcare is the nation’s largest community-based palliative care provider. Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes and outpatient clinics. Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.
The Patient Enrollment Specialist is responsible for new patient acquisition. The role is critical to drive the growth of the organization and meet our enrollment commitments to our customers and partners. The role focuses on reaching out to prospective patients to explain Aspire’s services, addressing a variety of inquiries, gathering feedback, and scheduling the initial in-home appointment.
The Patient Enrollment Specialist has an ability to react very quickly and be nimble in providing responses and meeting the needs of the patient and our internal team members in a timely, calm, and professional manner.
You are the first person our newly referred patients interact with at Aspire. Your mission is to develop a deep level of trust for patients in the most vulnerable chapter of life, understanding their needs, engaging the patient on how Aspire can best support them & their families, and orchestrating the initial engagement with our clinical team.
Major activities include:
Making outbound calls for prospective patients and working to ensure the efficient scheduling of initial in-home appointments
Ensuring that the patient receives a detailed explanation of Aspire’s services
Expedite emergency clinical calls as needed
Process new appointments or changes to existing appointment
Own, manage, convert, and enrolling an assigned referral base
Ramp new Advance Practice Provider’s census and maintain APPs at target census
Schedule appointments at the “best time” by considering the needs of our patients within the context of the APP’s overall schedule and availability
Demonstrate compassion for individual needs, attention to detail, and collaborating with other team members are critical success factors of this role
Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and continuous improvement while participating in the call quality monitoring processes
Work collaboratively and efficiently with other corporate and field based team members to ensure patients receive exceptional service
Document accurate and concise patient/family feedback and special needs during each call in our computer systems, enabling our market-based clinicians to provide excellent care during each appointment
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Previous experience and success in exceeding individual and team goals in a fundraising, telephonic sales or similar position is preferred.
Ability to multi-task and balance multiple, competing priorities.
An exceptional customer service orientation featuring an empathetic, compassionate, and professional demeanor with each interaction.
Tenacious problem solver, with demonstrated capacity to embrace complex problems and arrive at effective solutions in a timely manner.
Remains positive and keeps forward momentum when faced with challenges and conveys that attitude to the team and to colleagues.
Demonstrates short and long-term persistence in meeting objectives and personal development.
Embraces change and constantly stretches one’s comfort zone in the spirit of constant improvement.
Excellent communicator with an uplifting, and personable manner with outstanding phone etiquette.
Excellent written communication skills with success in providing notes, updates, and written communications via computer systems.
Working knowledge of the healthcare industry is strongly preferred.
Excellent data-entry skills and proven ability to navigate multiple computer screens.
Bilingual in the Spanish language is a plus.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.
Education and experience requirements
High school diploma or GED required.
Bachelor’s degree OR at least 3-5 years of comparable work experience.
Previous telephonic sales experience strongly preferred.
Virtual start with potential for office at Century Blvd Nashville, TN location.
The schedule for this position is M-Fri, 8am-5pm CST.