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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA 92101
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For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work. (sm)


Due to our ongoing business relationship with the County of San Diego, Optum Behavioral Solutions has an immediate need for a Care Advocate.  As the successful candidate you will focus on clinical review for inpatient, outpatient, and crisis residential authorizations for psychiatric patients.  This is primarily an administrative position with no patient contact.


***This position is office based in our San Diego, CA office and requires working a Monday-Friday, 9am - 6pm schedule***


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Obtaining information from providers on psychiatric requests for treatment
  • Determining if additional clinical treatment meet medical necessity
  • Managing inpatient, outpatient, and crisis residential mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various levels of care
  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
  • Support other sub teams within Utilization Management as needed with authorizations for treatment at Residential Substance Use programs and Long Term Care facilities
  • Support the San Diego Access and Crisis Line as needed


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.





Posted: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-12-04

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA

UnitedHealth Group
San Diego, CA 92101

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