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Occupational Therapist, Prior Authorization - Telecommute - Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA
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737176 Occupational Therapist Prior Authorization Telecommute Boston MA

Occupational Therapist, Prior Authorization - Telecommute - Boston, MA (737176)

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to 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)


***This is a telecommuter position, but it does require that the individual live in the state of Massachusetts and close to one of the offices in the Boston area.***


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing prior authorization review of services that require notification, using applicable benefit plan documents, evidence - based medical policy and state specific recognized clinical guidelines and criteria
  • Determines medical appropriateness of provider services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determination
  • Interacts with providers to obtain clinical information to support prior authorization determinations and provide support for their questions
  • Evaluate applicability of community resources / government programs / LTSS provider services to member needs
  • Navigate relevant computer systems to identify internal and external resources
  • Perform / support clinical appeals (e.g., notes, previous reviews, obtain rationales)

Required Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted OT license in the state of MA
  • 2+ years’ of clinical experience, PA / UM or working with individuals receiving LTSS services
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ability to create, edit, save and send documents utilizing Microsoft Word. Ability to navigate a Windows environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior authorization experience
  • Utilization Management experience
  • Chart Review
  • Ability to interpret benefits and /or clinical / LTSS guidelines
  • Case Management experience
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Medicaid Experience
  • Experience working with the LTSS population
  • Managed Care Experience

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.


Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high - performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.


Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.


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


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 Keyword: case manager, UM, UR, PA, prior authorization, pre authorization, utilization management, Utilization review, chart review, quality review, Milliman, CCM, LTSS, long term care, managed care, Medicaid, Waltham, Cambridge, Avon, Needham and Wakefield, MA

Job Details

  • Contest Number737176
  • Job TitleOccupational Therapist, Prior Authorization - Telecommute - Boston, MA
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Delivery
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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