Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) What makes your Provider Relations career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Growth opportunities among the variety of product lines and making an impact on the healthcare system ensures it will always be challenging and exciting. The Provider Relations Advocate is responsible for the full range of provider relations and service interactions within UnitedHealth Group, including working on end-to-end provider claim and call quality, ease of use of physician portal and future service enhancements, and training & development of external provider education programs. Provider Relations Advocates design and implement programs to build and nurture positive relationships between the health plan, providers (physician, hospital, ancillary, etc.), and practice managers. Responsibilities also include directing and implementing strategies relating to the development and management of a provider network, identifying gaps in network composition and services to assist the network contracting and development staff in prioritizing contracting needs, and may also be involved in identifying and remediating operational short-falls and researching and remediating claims. Primary Responsibilities: Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet themServe as a key resource on complex and/or critical issuesSolve complex problems and develop innovative solutionsPerform complex conceptual analysesReview work performed by others and provide recommendations for improvementForecast and plan resource requirementsAuthorize deviations from standardsMay lead functional or segment teams or projectsProvide explanations and information to others on the most complex issuesMotivate and inspire other team members
Required Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or related experience 5+ years of provider relations and/or network management experienceAt least an intermediate level of knowledge of claims/systems processes, contracting and reimbursement methodologiesAt least an intermediate level of proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Medicare and Medicaid regulationsGood organization and planning skillsAbility to prioritize and meet deadlines from multi-staff members within the departmentExceptional presentation, written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work independently and remain on taskCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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) 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. Job Keywords: Provider Relations Advocate, provider relations, network management, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, IN, Indiana
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.