Intake UM Coordinator – Telecommute – 750 Sign On Bonus

UnitedHealth Group
Published
September 22, 2021
Location
San Antonio, TX
Category
Job Type

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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

WellMed provides concierge - level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient’s health. WellMed’s proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

Under the supervision of the UM Operations Supervisor, this position is responsible for the daily coordination of UM processes in the Intake Call Center. This position serves as the initial intake of pre - service requests, claim reviews and inpatient hospital coordination and diabetic supplies. Coordinates UM processes with Medical Directors, UM Nurses, hospitals, physicians and other various departments. Provides clerical support to clinical staff in their medical necessity review process. UM Coordinator is expected to maintain production and quality standards.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 9:00am - 6:00pm CST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. Training will be conducted virtually from your home.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing authorizations / notifications and other service requests received via incoming phone calls, faxes and portal submission
  • Providing excellent customer service, including the ability to handle escalated callers
  • Determining authorization or notification requirements
  • Preparing authorization cases for Medical Directors, UM Nurses and Case Managers
  • Providing administrative approvals (depends on line of business)
  • Handling expedited authorizations, authorization updates and status checks
  • Confirming member eligibility
  • Outreaches to providers and/or Patient to complete authorization requests and prescriptions
  • Maintaining knowledge of various health plan partner benefits, networks, CMS regulations and health plan partner policies
  • Utilizing experience and judgement to plan, accomplish goals and effectively resolve each assigned task
  • Non-Clinical staff is not responsible for conducting any UM activity that requires interpretation of clinical information
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • 2+ years of combined or related experience in a healthcare, call center, and/or customer service setting using the telephone and computer as the primary instrument to perform job duties
  • Ability to work the hours of 9:00am - 6:00pm CST, Monday - Friday
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word (create and maintain documents), Excel (create and maintain spreadsheets) and Outlook(email and calendaring) 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree (or higher) in a healthcare related field
  • Medical Terminology
  • ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT Knowledge

Telecommuting Requirements:

  • Dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
  • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
  • Live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. At this time, 90% of our non - clinical workforce transitioned to a work at home (remote) status. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

Military & Veterans find your next mission: We know your background and experience is different and we like that. UnitedHealth Group values the skills, experience and dedication that serving in the military demands. In fact, many of the values defined in the service mirror what the UnitedHealth Group culture holds true: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance. Whether you are looking to transition from active duty to a civilian career, or are an experienced veteran or spouse, we want to help guide your career journey. Learn more at https://uhg.hr/transitioning-military

Learn how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, works with military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible. https://uhg.hr/vet

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $15.00 to $25.19. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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