There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Can you feel it? Bring that energy to a role that helps us offer a higher level of care than you'll find anywhere else. Put your skills and talents to work in an effort that is seriously shaping the way health care services are delivered. As a Utilization Management Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring proper utilization of our health services. This means you will be tasked with assessing and interpreting member needs and identifying solutions that will help our members live healthier lives. This is an inspiring job at a truly inspired organization. Ready for a new path? Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Want to learn more before applying for this role? Click here to view the Realistic Job Preview: http://uhg.hr/TelUtzRN The Utilization Management Nurse (UM) is responsible for reviewing proposed hospitalization, home care, and inpatient / outpatient treatment plans for medical necessity and efficiency in accordance with CMS coverage guidelines. The UM Nurse determines medical appropriateness of inpatient and outpatient services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determination. The Utilization Management Nurse works under the direct supervision of an RN or MD. Please note: This is an office based position located at our office off of Northwest Parkway in San Antonio, TX. The position requires a rotating Saturday shift. Primary Responsibilities: Performs utilization review activities, including pre-certification, concurrent, and retrospective reviews according to guidelines Determines medical necessity of each request by applying appropriate medical criteria to first level reviews and utilizing approved evidenced based guidelines / criteria Utilizes decision-making and critical-thinking skills in the review and determination of coverage for medically necessary health care services Answers Utilization Management directed telephone calls; managing them in a professional and competent manner Refers case to a review physician when the treatment request does not meet necessity per guidelines, or when guidelines are not available. Referrals must be made in a timely manner, allowing the review physician time to make appropriate contact with the requesting provider in accordance with departmental policy and within CMS or URAC mandated turn around times Reviews, documents, and communicates all utilization review activities and outcomes including, but not limited to, all calls made and received in regard to case communication and all demographic and service group information. Sends appropriate system-generated letters to provider and member May provide guidance and coaching to other utilization review nurses and participate in the orientation of newly hired utilization nurses Identify and refer all potential quality issues to the Clinical Quality Management Department, and suspected fraud and abuse cases to Compliance Department Conducts rate negotiation with non-network providers, utilizing appropriate reimbursement methodologies Documents rate negotiation accurately for proper claims adjudication Identify and refer potential cases to Disease Management and Case Management Performs all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:Current RN license, applicable for practice in the applicable state 2 years of experience in managed care OR 5 years of nursing experience as an RN Strong problem solving and analytical skills Proficient in PC software computer skills Excellent communication skills both verbal and written skills Ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams Possess planning, organizing, conflict resolution, negotiating, and essential interpersonal skillsPreferred Qualifications: Previous Prior Authorization experience Utilization Review / Management experience ICD-9, CPT coding knowledge / experience InterQual or Milliman Knowledge / experience Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team 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: WellMed, Healthcare, UHG, Bilingual, RN, Registered Nurse, Utilization Review / Management, Prior Authorization, Managed care, Case Management / Manager, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Gonzales, Shiner, Yoakum, Boerne, Floresville, Helotes, Texas, TX
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.