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Associate Behavioral Medical Director - Louisiana

UnitedHealth Group

Metairie, LA
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Associate Behavioral Medical Director - Louisiana(Job Number:723031)

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)



The Associate Behavioral Medical Director position is responsible for providing oversight to and direction of the Utilization Management Program and performing peer reviews as necessary. This individual will interact directly with Psychiatrists, Behavioral Health Providers, and other clinical professionals who consult on various processes and programs. The Associate Behavioral Medical Director is part of a leadership team that manages development and implementation of evidence-based treatments and medical expense initiatives and will also advise leadership on health care system improvement opportunities. They will also be involved in Case Management activities including case consultation, participation in medical-behavioral integration activities, and participation in the development of case management innovation and evolution and serve as the behavioral health liaison for the health plan with the State of Louisiana and the behavioral provider community. Our clinical vision drives the team to improve the quality of care our consumers receive.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring delivery of cost effective quality care that incorporates recovery, resiliency and person-centered services

  • Responsible for Level of Care guidelines and utilization management protocols

  • Responsible for oversight and management, along with the Clinical Director and Clinical Program Director, utilization review, management and care coordination activities

  • Provide clinical oversight to the clinical staff, oversee the management of services at all levels of care in the benefit plan

  • Keep current regarding Evidence Based Practices and treatment philosophies including those that address Recovery and Resilience

  • Responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of the program, including timely peer reviews, appeals and consultations with providers and other community based clinicians, including general practitioners

  • Work collaboratively with the Health Plan Medical Director, Clinical, Network and Quality staff


Job Behavioral Clinical Consulting
Primary Location US-LA-Metairie
Other Location US-LA-Lafayette, US-LA-New Orleans, US-LA-Shreveport, US-LA-Baton Rouge, US-LA-Lake Charles
Organization Optum Ops-PHM Utilization Mgmt
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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