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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Utilization Management (ABA/Autism) - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means you'll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture that's defining the future of behavioral health care.
This is an Autism Services Care Advocate position that deals specifically with families impacted by autism. It is required that the candidate have experience with autism spectrum disorders, as well as intensive behavioral therapies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). -
***Required schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6pm EST***

You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Obtaining information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
  • Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Making and receiving calls from families seeking services and providers
  • Managing cases for individuals with autism throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas

    You'll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We'll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You'll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.

    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.

    Required Qualifications: -

    • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
    • Ability to obtain LBA (Licensed Behavior Analyst) in your state of residence -
    • 2+ years post-licensure experience providing ABA services to children / adolescents with autism
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
    • Access to high-speed internet and space for a private home office

      Preferred Qualifications: -

      • Independently licensed mental health clinician (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, etc.)
      • Managed Care experience
      • Case Management experience
      • Utilization management experience
      • Experience working with the Medicaid population
      • Experience working in a call center/queue based environment
      • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

        California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $56,300 to $110,400 per year. 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 -

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        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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