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Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

At UnitedHealthcare, we're simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM

The Investigator reports directly to the Manager of Investigations. The Investigator is responsible for identification, investigation and prevention of healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse. The Investigator will utilize claims data, applicable guidelines and other sources of information to identify aberrant billing practices and patterns. The Investigator is responsible to conduct investigations which may include field work to perform interviews and obtain records and/or other relevant documentation.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Investigate low to medium complex cases of fraud, waste, and abuse

  • Detect fraudulent activity by members, providers, employees, and other parties against the Company

  • Develop and deploy the most effective and efficient investigative strategy for each investigation

  • Maintain accurate, current, and thorough case information in the Special Investigations Unit's (SIU's) case tracking system

  • Collect and secure documentation or evidence and prepare summaries of the findings

  • Participate in settlement negotiations and/or produce investigative materials in support of the later

  • Collect, collate, analyze, and interpret data relating to fraud, waste, and abuse referrals

  • Ensure compliance of applicable federal/state regulations or contractual obligations

  • Report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse to appropriate federal or state government regulators

  • Comply with goals, policies, procedures, and strategic plans as delegated by SIU leadership

  • Collaborate with state/federal partners, at the discretion of SIU leadership, to include attendance at workgroups or regulatory meetings

  • This role is Remote Nationwide (will be required to travel but only occasionally for onsite meetings, etc)

    What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

    • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

    • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

    • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

    • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

    • Education Reimbursement

    • Employee Discounts

    • Employee Assistance Program

    • Employee Referral Bonus Program

    • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

    • More information can be downloaded at: http://uhg.hr/uhgbenefits

      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:

      • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) with 1+ year of experience in health care fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) investigations OR Associate's Degree (or higher) with 2+ years of experience in healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse investigations

      • 1+ year of experience in state and federal regulatory FWA requirements

      • 1+ year of experience in medical benefits, specialty benefits and pharmacy benefits

      • 1+ year of experience with local, state/federal laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare fraud, waste and abuse (FWA)

      • 1+ year of experience with Compliance Program policies, procedures and documentation standards

      • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word

      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Active affiliation in National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)

        • Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI)

        • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

          Medical - If applicable

          • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

          • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

            Pharmacy - If applicable

            • License and/or Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

            • 1+ year of experience of pharmacy claims processing experience

            • Operational experience with a pharmacy and/or pharmacy benefits manager (PBM)

              To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

              Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Work with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving millions of people as we transform health care with bold ideas. Bring your energy for driving change for the better. Help us improve health access and outcomes for everyone, as we work to advance health equity, connecting people with the care they need to feel their best. As an industry leader, our commitment to improving lives is second to none.

              *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

              California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, Washington or New York City residents is $46,700 to $91,300. 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.

              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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