Senior Investigator - Remote

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

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Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization.

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

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Investigate medium to highly 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 work-groups or regulatory meetings.

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 Associates degree plus two years of equivalent work experience with healthcare related employment
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word (create documents, edit, basic formulas)
  • Intermediate level of knowledge with local, state/federal laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare fraud, waste and abuse (FWA)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Specialized knowledge/training in healthcare FWA investigations
  • Active affiliations:
    • National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA)
  • Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Average skills in data manipulation
  • Average skills in developing investigative strategies.
  • General knowledge of medical benefits, specialty benefits and pharmacy benefits.
  • General knowledge of Compliance Program policies, procedures and documentation standards.

Telecommuting Requirements:
  • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
  • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
  • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

Soft Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, to include written and verbal forms of communication.
  • Ability to develop goals and objectives, track progress and adapt to changing priorities.

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $25.63 - $45.72. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $28.27 - $50.29. 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

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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