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Behavioral Health Care Advocate – Maryland Heights, MO or Schaumburg, IL

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Maryland Heights, MO
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-15
Job Code:
1774160
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Behavioral Health Care Advocate – Maryland Heights, MO or Schaumburg, IL(Job Number:725623)
Description

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a Behavioral Health Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You'll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Focusing on initial concurrent reviews for higher levels of care, ie: Inpatient, Residential and Partial hospital admissions
  • Inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients via telephone
  • Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Obtaining information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment. Facility Based Care Advocates only work with providers for outpatient request prior to discharge from inpatient, residential and partial levels of care
  • Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Managing inpatient and outpatient  (Intermediate  levels of care, ie: Residential and Partial) mental health/substance abuse cases throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
  • Overseeing the facility based care experience

Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location US-MO-Maryland Heights
Other Location US-IL-Schaumburg
Organization Optum Ops-PHM Utilization Mgmt
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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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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