UnitedHealth Group Health Plan Operations Excellence Manager - Topeka or Wichita, KS in Topeka, Kansas

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In this Health Plan Performance Manager role, you will be responsible to drive solid Operational performance by utilizing an Account Management approach with the C&S Health Plan. Responsibilities, included but not limited to, are: achieving and maintaining of a reference account, being a promoter of UHC Operational Excellence, developing Collaborative Relationships between the Health Plan and Shared Services, providing Thought Leadership/Innovation – across the Health Plan, C&S Functional Teams and UHC Shared Services. This role reports to the Central Region Performance Excellence and Accountability Leader with matrix accountability to Health Plan President and operations leader.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understanding and educating the C&S Functional Leaders and UHC Shared Services Partners

  • Learning the State Contractual / Market / Member Benefit Requirements in partnership with Compliance to assure understanding and accountability

  • Build strong relationships with matrix partners (including Claims, Member/Provider Call, Provider Operations, Appeals & Grievances, Enrollment/Eligibility, Encounters, IT, Provider / Member Experience, Clinical, Quality) by fostering and leveraging an “account team” structure that is involved in key Health Plan strategic initiatives, goals and activities

  • Ensuring matrix partner processes meet State / Market requirements by assuring that we are working within UHG and State guardrails / requirements

  • Facilitate resolution of concerns with established guardrails / requirements trying to ensure a win for both UHG and the State

  • Analyze metrics and trends to ensure contractual / market requirements are met

  • Work with matrix partners to improve performance when not met

  • Drive performance excellence and accountability by developing relationships with and working across our matrix partners to eliminate identified barriers to creating new and maintaining existing reference accounts

  • Be a trusted resource for the local Health Plan and assure that every State requirement, process, project and service has an owner within the matrix that will be most effective in execution

  • Identify opportunities for innovation, productivity improvement and savings

  • Perform special projects as assigned by Leader or Health Plan

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years in-depth managed care health plan operations experience to include, but not limited to claims, member/provider call center, enrollment and/or eligibility, and provider operations

  • 3+ years of experience managing multiple projects/tasks to meet contractual deadlines or other time sensitive commitments

  • 3+ years demonstrated experience working in a highly matrixed environment

  • 3+ years demonstrated experience managing and driving team performance

  • MS Office Suite and Visio skills at an intermediate to advanced level

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Driving distance to the Kansas office for meetings with the HP and State as applicable

  • Advanced degree

  • Experience with SharePoint

  • Experience with Six Sigma

  • Medicaid, CHIP, long term care and/or government health plan experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Operations, Manager, Health Plan, Claims, Provider, Medicaid, CHIP, Long Term Care, Government, Excellence, Topeka, Wichita, KS, Kansas