Opportunities at WellMed, part of the Optum family of businesses. We believe all patients are entitled to the highest level of medical care. Here, you will join a team who shares your passion for helping people achieve better health. With opportunities for physicians, clinical staff and non-patient-facing roles, you can make a difference with us as you discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The Care Team Associate (CTA) will effectively support the successful implementation and execution of all Care Management and processes. The Care Team Associate will provide support to the care management case management staff to include CM manager, CM Director, and CM Vice President to ensure applicable program processes and operational responsibilities are met. The CTA provides support for Utilization and Care Management processes. This position is responsible for the daily coordination of weekly Patient Care Committee (PCC) Meetings, daily census management, creates authorizations, and generating written notifications to providers per delegation requirements This position will serve as a liaison with internal/external customers/departments to ensure optimal customer service.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Preferred in TX region but open to any location.
- Documents all patient interactions in a concise manner that is compliant with documentation requirements for Model of Care, NCQA and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations
- Receives and responds to incoming Care Coordination inquiries from all communication venues: e.g. phone queue, TruCare, portal, claim queue, department e-mail box or Rightfax
- Coordinates and assists in monitoring of documentation Care Management queues for Concurrent, Complex Care, and Social Work referrals, CTA processes UM requests via all communication venues; as well as administrative preparation for clinical staff
- Conducts in-bound and out-bound calls for program requirements including, but not limited to: patient scheduling, surveys/screenings, census management and distribution of materials to appropriate clinical personnel or members
- Performs daily preparation of Inpatient Census to include monitoring of UM expedited, standard, concurrent in-patient cases in “pend” and informs Care Management Manager of outstanding cases to ensure adherence to CMS regulations
- Participates in market Patient Care Committees: prepares agenda, documents minutes and distributes to appropriate venue
- Schedules and coordinates patient transportation, follow-up physician appointments in all applicable markets, as applicable
- Completes timely data entry of in-bound and/or out-bound call member contact information into software applications (Claims Database, TruCare, etc.)
- Provides clerical and/or administrative support to clinical staff and managers for special projects and reporting needs
- Provides excellent customer service by serving as a resource to all internal and external customers
- Attends required meetings and participates in adhoc committees as needed
- Maintains knowledge of all health plan benefits, network, CMS, regulations, health plan policies
- Maintains monthly logs for Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) per delegation requirements and distributes to management. Performs all other duties as assigned
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Years of post-high school education can be substituted/is equivalent to years of experience.
- 2+ years of administrative support experience
- Medical terminology knowledge base
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Proven ability to work independently, with some supervision and direction from manager
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, customer service skills, to include verbal and written communication. Must maintain and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism to include both personal conduct and appearance at all times
- Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
- Proven ability to adhere to all department/ organizational policies and procedures
- Certified Medical Assistant training or certification
- 2+ years of experience in a physician’s clinic or hospital
- Experience working in a medical care setting as a receptionist or medical assistant
- Bilingual language proficiency (English/Spanish)
Physical & Mental Requirements:
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time
- Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $16.00 to $31.44 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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.
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