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Provider Network Advocate, Children’s Behavioral Health - Meridian, ID

UnitedHealth Group

Meridian, ID
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738094 Provider Network Advocate Childrens Behavioral Health Meridian ID

Provider Network Advocate, Children’s Behavioral Health - Meridian, ID (738094)

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 Provider Network Advocate, Children’s Behavioral Health role with Optum 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 analytical problem solving skills 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.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Regional Network Managers to contract providers, add new services, roster all clinicians and manage lists of paraprofessionals related to YES (Youth Empowerment Services) 

  • Manage work force development efforts and service implementation 

  • Serve on the Provider Advisory Committee - Children’s Services Subcommittee as a resource to assist the committee 

  • Create and execute contract changes 

  • Recruit and manage the credentialing process of new providers 

  • Maintain full knowledge of the current Provider Manual and other documents to suggest revisions where necessary 

  • Facilitate development of new services / projects by providing Optum staff with information about the network and serve as conduit of information to the providers 

  • Facilitate contractually required trainings for the Provider Network through web-ex and on-site meetings 

  • Manage multiple projects/priorities with short deadlines 


Are you ready for a challenge? You'll be part of a performance driven, fast paced organization that is serving multiple markets and you'll be charged with educating and building relationships with providers to evolve ongoing processes and programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma

  • 4+ years of health care / managed care experience

  • 2+ years of Provider Relations and/or Provider Network experience

  • Understanding and comfort with working in complex data systems (such as Provider Express, Facets, Cosmos, or other systems)

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel

  • Ability to travel regionally occasionally


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Proficiency in claims processing and issue resolution

  • Experience with Medicaid regulations

  • Project management experience



Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to 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 Network Advocate, Provider Relations Advocate, network manager, liaison, coordinator, project, program, Medicaid, behavioral health, mental health, Meridian, Boise, Nampa, Eagle, ID, Idaho

Job Details

  • Contest Number738094
  • Job TitleProvider Network Advocate, Children’s Behavioral Health - Meridian, ID
  • Job FamilyNetwork Management
  • Business SegmentOptum Consumer Solutions Group

Job Location Information

  • Meridian, ID
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsBoise, ID
    Nampa, ID
    Caldwell, ID

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % 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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