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Physician Advocate - Sacramento, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Sacramento, CA
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749800 Physician Advocate Sacramento CA

Physician Advocate - Sacramento, CA (749800)

Position Description

The more you do, the more you learn. And as you learn you find new doors opening that challenge you to bring your best. This Physician Advocate role with UnitedHealth Group will call on your knowledge, your energy and your commitment to making health care work more effectively for more people. We're building better, more effective provider networks every day. In this role, you'll use your strong customer service orientation and knowledge of insurance claims to serve as an advocate for providers in our networks. As you do, you'll discover the impact you want and the resources, backing and opportunities that you'd expect from a Fortune 6 leader.


The Physician 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. Physician Advocate design and implement programs to build and nurture positive relationships between the health plan, providers (physician), 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.


The Physician Advocate role will be to support the Community and State line of business in the Sacramento market.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Offer knowledge regarding all products
  • Providing support for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC's)
  • Claims process and billing
  • Working with individual physician offices and understanding their practice management operations and systems
  • Use pertinent data and facts to identify and solve a range of problems within area of expertise
  • Investigate non - standard requests and problems, with some assistance from others
  • Work exclusively within a specific knowledge area
  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet deadlines
  • Provide explanations and information to others on topics within area of expertise
  • Designs and implements programs to build and nurture positive relationships between the health plan, providers and practice managers

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of experience within provider relations and / or provider network
  • Experience with claims processing and issue resolution
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • The ability to travel up to 50% of the time within the Sacramento Bay Area
  • Must be willing and able to commute to an office-based position daily within Sacramento, CA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with or knowledge of Medi – Cal, HMO, PPO, Medicare, Medicaid Regulations (All products)
  • Experience with or knowledge of Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC's)
  • Experience with and knowledge of Claims process and billing
  • Experience with physicians, hospitals, ancillary groups & facilities, etc.

 Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 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)



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, provider advocacy, claims resolution, Medi - Cal, Medicaid, issue resolution, physician advocate, Northern California, Sacramento, CA, Rancho Cordova, CA, Davis, CA, Elk Grove, CA California 

Job Details

  • Contest Number749800
  • Job TitlePhysician Advocate - Sacramento, CA
  • Job FamilyNetwork Management
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Networks

Job Location Information

  • Sacramento, CA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsDavis, CA
    Elk Grove-California, CA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • 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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