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Senior Healthcare Provider Network Lead - Meridian, ID

UnitedHealth Group

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738095 Senior Provider Network Lead Childrens Behavioral Health Meridian ID

Senior Healthcare Provider Network Lead - Meridian, ID (738095)

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 Senior Provider Network Lead, 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 be the lead for the Regional Network Managers and 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:

  • Provide lead support to Regional Network Managers in contracting and managing a network of behavioral physicians, clinicians and agencies

  • Act as a liaison to assist with timely resolution of operational issues

  • Identify areas of improvement to allow system changes and enhancements to improve the provider experience

  • Work directly with Compliance Manager to facilitate fulfilling network contract requirements

  • Monitor access issues and identify gaps for members in receiving services

  • Monitor provider activity to ensure continuity of care and contractual requirements

  • Manage multiple projects/priorities with short deadlines 


In this role, you’ll be part of a performance driven, fast paced organization that is serving multiple markets. You’ll have frequent interactions with senior management and physicians as you communicate about ways to evolve ongoing processes and programs.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

  • 5+ years of health care / managed care experience

  • 3+ 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)

  • Intermediate level 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

  • Supervisory / lead 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 Number738095
  • Job TitleSenior Healthcare Provider Network Lead - Meridian, ID
  • Job FamilyNetwork Management
  • Business SegmentOptum Consumer Solutions Group

Job Location Information

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