Provider Advocate - Anchorage, AK

UHG Anchorage, AK

About the Job

Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Provider Advocate (Dental) is responsible for the full range of Medicaid provider relations and service to include interactions with clients, members, and internal stakeholders. Candidate will be responsible for receiving escalated issues and resolving complex problems, including working on end-to-end provider claim and call quality, ease of use of physician portal and future service enhancements, and training & development of external provider education programs. The Provider Advocate develops the provider network (Dental) yielding a geographically competitive, broad access, stable network that achieves objectives for unit cost performance and trend management, and produces an affordable and predictable product for customers and business partners. The Provider Advocate will initially evaluate and negotiate contracts in compliance with company contract templates, reimbursement structure standards, and other key process controls. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with and ensuring the network composition includes an appropriate distribution of provider specialties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use pertinent data and facts to identify and solve a range of problems within area of expertise

  • Investigate non-standard requests and problems, with some assistance from others

  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet deadlines

  • Provide explanations and information to others on topics within area of expertise

  • This is a telecommuter role and will need to be located in the state of Texas

  • Act as the liaison between the provider, members, and client

  • Handling high level escalations


*Must live within the vicinity of Alaska, preferred to be located in Anchorage, AK*

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work related experience

  • Intermediate level of knowledge with MS Excel

  • 2+ years of experience in a customer service / customer relations related role

  • 2+ years of professional experience in healthcare or dental related industry

  • Must live within commutable distance of the location listed for this specific career opportunity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medicaid experience

  • Experience with healthcare contracts and / or provider relations


Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

 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.



 Job Keywords: Provider Relations, Issue Resolution, Escalation, Network Management, Medicaid, Work from Home, Provider Care, Dental, Dental Contracts, Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Mat-Su