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Network Management



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Full Time

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Manager of Credentialing - San Diego, CA

UHG - San Diego, California

Posted: 10/28/2018

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

The Manager of Credentialing is a critical position within our System of Care Credentialing Department that is a required position within our contract budget.  The position is critical to maintaining the System of Care Credentialing activities we will manage on behalf of the County. This position is responsible for processing the system of care provider applications & primary source verification for completing the provider credentialing and re-credentialing processes.  This position will work with leadership to create processes and management of credentialing activities into database tracking ensuring high quality standards are maintained. This position will be responsible for conducting audits, provide feedback to reduce errors and improve processed and performance. Responsible for the development of system of care credentialing policies and procedures.

As part of this position, you will be required to be granted and maintain access to the County of San Diego’s electronic health record, Cerner Community Behavioral Health (CCBH). In addition, please note that if you are currently employed by the County of San Diego, further review of your application will need to occur to ensure that there is not a conflict of interest.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review application materials to determine if system of care providers meet qualifying criteria for credentialing
  • Provide oversight and compare application information to credentialing sources to ensure accuracy and completeness of provider application information
  • Educate internal and/or external stakeholders regarding credentialing application processes (e.g., DEA guidelines; CDS guidelines)
  • Ensure verifications are completed within state, federal, and/or internally mandated timeframes (e.g., NCQA; CMS)
  • Contact primary sources, credentialing  agencies, and/or reference on-line information sources in order to verify system of care provider credential information (e.g., licenses; education; Board certification; DEA and/or CDS)
  • Identify potential process improvement needs to system of care provider analysis and verification procedures
  • Sets team direction, resolved problems and provides guidance around credentialing operations
  • Manages the internal and external audit requests for provider files and processes to respond to these
  • Provides oversight for credentialing process and documentation to providers and contracted agencies that credentialing and re-credentialing processes are completed
  • Runs reports from provider databases to track credentialing and re-credentialing activities for the variety of provider types
  • Facilitates the tracking of providers’ malpractice insurance, DEA, and licensure renewals to ensures they are current/active
  • Facilitates the resolution of credentialing issues  and coordinates and completes external and internal notification requirements
  • Reviews state and federal bulletins for provider sanctions; review provider disbarment reports and notifies concerns to leadership
  • Attend and participate in meetings to achieve departmental and interdepartmental goals and objectives
  • Triages provider related issues and escalates complex problems when necessary to leadership
  • Builds and maintains productive relationships with system of care network providers and their administrative organizations
  • Assists with system of care network credentialing activities development and handle follow-up activities
  • Oversee delegated relationships with external partner to ensure credentialing practices are performed in accordance to contractual agreements
  • Manages the processes of entry and  maintenance of system of care providers’ data into multiple databases resulting in accurate provider directories
  • Documents communication with system of care providers and/or administrative organization in the designated databases; assists in managing the integrity of databases by using contacts with providers to verify and update provider files
  • Provide input into policy changes or updates and/or respond to corrective action requests regarding analysis and verification processes and related documents
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • 2+ years experience in managed care credentialing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel (general spreadsheet navigation, data entry and data sorting), Microsoft Word (creating and editing documents) Outlook (email and calendar)
  • 2+ years experience working in an environment that requires coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge of industry terminology (e.g., medical and behavioral health)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, policies, and regulations (e.g., state-specific license requirements; Controlled Dangerous Substances license requirements; DEA)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of credentialing procedures, policies, and terminology (e.g., NCQA; URAC)
  • Knowledge of provider information storage and retrieval systems (ie: CAQH, National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) or similar)
  • Knowledge using data analytics of key operating indicators (e.g., quality percentages; turnaround time) or performance standards experience
  • Requires up to 25% local San Diego travel to provider sites

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree (or higher)
  • Microsoft Excel (pivot tables and vlook ups)

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