Remote Preservice Review Nurse RN – Multiple Locations

Optum

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Requisition Number: 2205139
Job Category: Nursing
Primary Location: Nashville, TN
(Remote considered)

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. 

We’re making a solid connection between exceptional patient care and outstanding career opportunities. The result is a culture of performance that’s driving the health care industry forward. As a Telephonic Specialty Medication Preservice Review Nurse you will be performing pre-service clinical coverage review of services that require notification, using applicable benefit plan documents, evidence-based medical policy and nationally recognized clinical guidelines and criteria. Determines medical appropriateness of outpatient services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determination. Ready for a new path? Apply today!

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determine that the case is assigned to the appropriate team for review (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial)
  • Validate that cases/requests for services require additional research
  • Identify and utilize appropriate resources to conduct non-clinical research (e.g., benefit documents, evidence of coverage, state/federal mandates, online resources)
  • Prioritize cases based on appropriate criteria (e.g., date of service, urgent, expedited)
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal/state requirements and mandates (e.g., turnaround times, medical necessity)
  • Review/interpret clinical/medical records submitted from provider (e.g., office records, test results, prior operative reports)
  • Identify missing information from clinical/medical documentation, and request additional medical or clinical documentation as needed (e.g., LOI process, phone/fax)
  • Review and validate diagnostic/procedure/service codes to ensure their relevance and accuracy, as applicable (e.g., PNL list, EPAL list, state grid, LCDs, NCDs)
  • Identify and validate usage of non-standard codes, as necessary (e.g., generic codes)
  • Apply understanding of medical terminology and disease processes to interpret medical/clinical records
  • Make determinations per relevant protocols, as appropriate (e.g., approval, denial process, conduct further clinical or non-clinical research)
  • Review care coordinator assessments and clinical notes, as appropriate
  • Identify relevant information needed to make medical or clinical determinations
  • Identify and utilize medically-accepted resources and systems to conduct clinical research (e.g., clinical notes, MCG, medical

This position will require active and unrestricted Nursing licensure in multiple US States. Selected candidate must be willing and able to obtain and maintain multiple state licensure. (Application fees and filing costs paid for by UHG)

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:

  • Current, unrestricted RN license in your state of residence
  • Multiple state licensure (in addition to Compact License if applicable) or ability to obtain multiple state nursing licenses
  • 3+ years of recent RN experience
  • Computer proficiency, to include proficient data entry skills and the ability to navigate a Windows environment
  • Distraction free, Dedicated workspace with access to high-speed internet from home (Broadband cable, Fiber, or DSL)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN
  • Compact RN license
  • Experience working with ICUE
  • Experience working with prior authorizations for medications
  • ICD Coding experience or solid knowledge of codes
  • Specialty medication experience
  • Background in preservice review/utilization review/utilization management/Prior Authorizations
  • Background in managed care

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, 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 $28.03 to $54.95 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.