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Lead Investigator - Idaho


  • ID, Meridian



Join the newly created partnership to be the next Managed Care Organization for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare! The Idaho Behavioral Health Collaborative recognizes that health care is local. The Collaborative combines national expertise with local knowledge. Beacon Health Options, a member of the Elevance Health family of companies, brings the strength, expertise, and best practices of a leading national behavioral health leader. Our local partners, include Blue Cross Idaho (BCI), BPA Health, and the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline (ICSH) complete that expertise with trusted relationships, local decision-making and flexibility. The four organizations have a combined 154 years of expertise, with almost 120 in in the state of Idaho, serving individuals with behavioral health conditions ranging from mild-to-moderate to chronic and complex.
  • Beacon Health Options  brings the strength, expertise and best practices of one of the nation’s leading behavioral health service organizations
  • Blue Cross of Idaho  has strong relationships with behavioral health providers coupled with its strong community presence and local grassroots partnerships throughout Idaho
  • BPA Health , Idaho’s leading behavioral health administrator, completes that expertise with trusted relationships, local decision-making and flexibility.
  • Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline  provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for residents of Idaho.

This position will serve as a key leader of the Idaho Behavioral Health Collaborative, based in Boise, Idaho. Notice of contract award is expected in October 2022. In anticipation of that award, we are recruiting top talent in effort to have contingency hires offered with starting dates in late October 2022. 

The Lead Investigator - Idaho is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Special Investigations Unit team in investigating, collecting, researching and analyzing billing data in order to detect fraudulent, abusive or wasteful activities/practices.  Provides comprehensive sound judgment in the application of various investigative methodologies to team members and is able to effectively evaluate and recommend focused investigative activities involving market trends indicating Fraud, Waste and Abuse within the healthcare industry.  

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting the team manager with the administration and operational activities occurring within the Special Investigations Unit; coordinating and conducting case reviews for quality assurance, investigative sufficiency, and case data management; and direction of day-to-day operations as assigned by management.  
  • Through use of appropriate system tools, provides training for and conducts analysis of data to detect fraudulent, abusive or wasteful payments to providers and subscribers. 
  • Prepares statistical/financial analyses and reports to document findings and maintains up-to-date case files for management review. Prepares final report and notification of findings letter suitable for distribution to providers and legal counsel. 
  • Creates and presents settlement offers for provider issues for review and approval by management and/or legal. 
  • Communicates orally and in writing with all customers, internal and external, regarding findings. 
  • Assists management and provides recommendation in support of the development of policy and/or procedures to prevent loss of company assets. Prepares and delivers training to internal and external entities. 
  • Develops and maintains a high degree of rapport and cooperation with the Federal, State and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies which can assist in investigative efforts. 
  • Represents the Company in court proceedings regarding research findings. 
  • Provides guidance to investigators and other SIU staff in the development of criminal and recovery cases. 
  • Leads SIU projects or initiatives. 

Position requirements:

  • Requires a BA/BS and minimum of 8 years related experience in healthcare insurance and healthcare insurance investigation; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. 
  • Professional certification of CFE, AHFI, CPC, Paralegal, RN, JD or other job related designation preferred.  
  • Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures in all facets of benefit programs management with heavy emphasis in negotiation preferred.
  • Must live in Idaho.
  • Strong healthcare investigative experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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