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Appeals and Grievances Medical Director - Medicare Appeals - Virtual

Employer
UnitedHealth Group
Location
Cypress, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Project Management
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description
UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Appeals and Grievances Medical Director is responsible for ongoing clinical review and adjudication of appeals and grievances cases for UnitedHealthcare associated companies.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:


    Perform individual case review for appeals and grievances for various health plan and insurance products, which may include PPO, ASO, HMO, MAPD, and PDP
    The appeals are in response to adverse determinations for medical services related to benefit design and coverage and the application of clinical criteria of medical policies
    Perform Department of Insurance/Department of Managed Healthcare, and CMS regulatory responses
    Communicate with UnitedHealthcare medical directors regarding appeals decision rationales, and benefit interpretations
    Communicate with UnitedHealthcare Regional and Plan medical directors and network management staff regarding access, availability, network, and quality issues
    Actively participate in team meetings focused on communication, feedback, problem solving, process improvement, staff training and evaluation, and the sharing of program results
    Provide clinical and strategic input when participating in organizational committees, projects, and task forces

    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:


      MD or DO with an active, unrestricted license
      Board Certified in an ABMS or AOBMS specialty
      5+ years clinical practice experience
      2+ years Quality Management experience
      Intermediate or higher level of proficiency with managed care

      Preferred Qualifications:


        Excellent telephonic communication skills
        Excellent interpersonal communication skills
        Excellent project management skills
        Data analysis and interpretation skills
        Excellent presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences. Familiarity with current medical issues and practices
        Creative problem-solving skills
        Basic computer skills, typing, word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications skills
        Internet researching skills
        Solid team player and team building skills

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

        Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

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

        Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The Salary range for Colorado, Connecticut and Nevada residents is $254,600 to $295,200. 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

        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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