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We are seeking a qualified legal support specialist for a position in the UnitedHealthcare legal department on the Government Programs Network Legal Team.  This Contract Consultant role supports the UnitedHealthcare Networks business team for provider network related initiatives.  

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Member of the Government Programs Network Legal Team, supporting 2 of four Regions   
  • Work with attorneys to provide legal support for several states as a subject matter expert for network legal needs related to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid, including contract interpretation, payment methodologies, regulatory requirements, provider administrative guides, provider disputes, market expansion, and contract terminations
  • Develop and maintain provider network contract templates including participation agreements, payment appendices, regulatory appendices, and services addendums
  • Work with attorneys to provide legal support to the business leaders that negotiate provider network agreements with large and complex healthcare provider partners
  • Work with attorneys to provide legal support for value based contracting arrangements 
  • Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and the specific business practices of the company’s provider network operations and the Medicare Advantage and Medicaid business units within UnitedHealth Group  


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:

  • 2 + years of health insurance industry experience
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, and business leaders 
  • Demonstrated ability to draft complex contracts
  • Expertise, judgement, and presence to advise business clients 
  • Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant professional legal experience
  • Experience with healthcare regulatory agencies and state insurance regulations
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations within the healthcare industry
  • Exceptional understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry, and contract negotiation 
  • Understanding of healthcare benefit coverage
  • Live within the vicinity of the specific career opportunity, but will consider telecommuters
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage workload and use time and resources effectively
  • Solid work ethic


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.


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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.

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


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 country: United States

City: Dallas

Category: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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