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The Senior Care Team Associate (CTA) for Pharmacy Medical Management will effectively support the successful implementation and execution of all Medical Management pharmacy programs and processes. The Sr. Care Team Associate will provide support to the Medical Management pharmacy staff to ensure applicable program processes and operational responsibilities are met. The CTA will prepare Part B medication prior authorization requests for clinical review and will complete prior authorization requests and issue review outcome notifications to providers and members. This position will also provide support in troubleshooting any medication related issues identified by the Medical Management pharmacy staff. This position will also assist with training and orientation of new staff and will serve as a subject matter expert for existing staff to ask questions.
Receives and responds to inquiries from all communication venues: e.g. phone, queue, department e-mail box or fax
Acts as a provider help desk specialist to aid providers in submitting prior authorization requests and communicating prior authorization request status
Coordinates and assists initial screening of prior authorization requests via all communication venues; as well as administrative preparation for clinical staff
Exhibits excellent phone and communication skills while providing complete and accurate information to customers
Requests additional or supplemental information via correspondence in order to complete prior authorization requests
Completes prior authorizations related to medications in the WellMed prior authorization system according to approved policies and procedures
Issues oral and written prior authorization outcome notifications to providers and members that comply with standards and requirements for timeliness, content, and accuracy
Triages and resolves claims-related issues related to specialty drugs requiring prior authorization
Requests additional review by clinical staff as needed
Compiles and reports data for ongoing key performance indicators and summarizes and presents findings to departmental leadership
Notifies manager of trends they observe
Adheres to assigned schedule and quality metrics
Provides clerical and/or administrative support to clinical staff and managers for special studies, projects and reports
Provides excellent customer service by serving as a resource to all internal and external customers
Attends required meetings and participates in special committees as needed
Assists with training and onboarding of Medical Management Pharmacy Care Team Associates
May act as a team lead for ad hoc projects and departmental initiatives as assigned
Performs 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.
High School Diploma or GED
3+ years of experience in a medical or pharmacy setting
2+ years of administrative support experience
Medical terminology knowledge base
General knowledge of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) or Certified Medical Assistant training or certification
2+ years of experience with prior authorization or claims
Knowledge of specialty pharmaceuticals
Bilingual language proficiency (English/Spanish)
Able to work independently, with some supervision and direction from manager
Excellent organizational skills, customer service skills, and verbal and written communication skills to include but not limited to patients, physicians, clinical staff, contracted providers and managers
UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors., WellMed is a network of doctors, specialists and other medical professionals that specialize in providing care for 550,000+ older adults with over 16,000 doctors’ offices 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: Medicare Part B, IV Drugs, Prior Authorization, clinical review, pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, San Antonio, TX, Texas