Pharmacy Care Coordinator

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

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WellMed provides concierge - level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic stat that understands and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

The Care Team Associate (CTA) will effectively support the successful implementation and execution of all pharmacy programs and processes. The Care Team Associate will provide support to the pharmacy staff to ensure applicable program processes and operational responsibilities are met. The Care Team Associate will be responsible for determining eligibility of members applying for the Medical Assistance Program (MAP). This position will also provide support in troubleshooting any member issues identified by the pharmacy staff during member outreach calls. May serve as a subject matter expert for other Care Team Associates on the Quality Pharmacy team .

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Receives and responds to escalated pharmacy inquiries from all communication venues: e.g. phone queue, portal, claim queue, department e-mail box or fax
  • Coordinates and assists initial screening of MAP enrollment requests via all communication venues; as well as administrative preparation for clinical staff
  • Conducts in-bound and out-bound calls for program requirements including, but not limited to: patient scheduling, surveys/screenings, reminder calls, census management and distribution of materials to appropriate clinical personnel or patients
  • Initiates the process of granting, modifying, denying, or terminating assistance, or referring applicants to other agencies for assistance
  • Collects and maintains eligibility information in an appropriate and confidential manner
  • Interviews applicants by phone for program requirements
  • Enters all assigned applications within a specified time frame in order to ensure eligibility deadlines are met accordingly
  • 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 applications
  • Adheres to assigned schedule and quality metrics
  • Uses a multi-lined telephonic system to answer calls regarding eligibility requirements
  • Maintains abreast of program qualifications in order to troubleshoot problems that may arise during the eligibility process
  • May serve as a subject matter expert for other Care Team Associates on the Quality Pharmacy team
  • Completes calls/assignments and ensures census management, productivity weekly and monthly standards are met
  • 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
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years of administrative support experience with an additional 1- 2 years of experience in a customer service environment
  • At least six months experience in a medical setting
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Outlook
  • Must be able to work independently, with some supervision and direction from manager
  • Possesses medical terminology knowledge base
  • Must possess and demonstrate 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
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Medical Assistant training or certification
  • T wo or more years of experience in a physician's clinic or hospital
  • Previous call center experience
  • Bilingual language proficiency (English/Spanish)


Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 380,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors 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)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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

Job Keywords: customer service, medical, clinical, pharmacy, care coordinator, San Antonio, TX, Texas

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