Leah Bowman

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Reimbursement Specialist (Medical)

United Healthcare

I am a Network Contract Manager for Physicians and Urgent Cares in Illinois and Northwest Indiana at Untied Healthcare. In addition to negotiating contracts I assist in solving employee engagement hurdles, coordinate and execute projects, and develop new operational efficiencies.


I have worked for United Healthcare in the contracting role for a year now. Prior to stepping into this role, I worked on the Optum side of the business in Hospital billing offices recovering money for insurance companies and patients that had overpaid. This position was held for two years. My career began while still attending school at Loyola. I began working for Target as a cashier and was promoted to a few positions before accepting the role of the Guest Service Team Leader. At Target I learned about different communication styles, writing and delivering team member coachings, corrective actions, terminations, and yearly reviews. I learned both interviewing and interviewee skills, especially in regards to behavioral interview questions.

I am originally from Milwaukee, WI and have lived in Chicago for about 10 years now. I enjoy trying new things, spending time with family and close friends, binge watching new and old series. I love to cook and learn new techniques. I am passionate about volunteering to benefit those in need, primarily those that face hurdles due to disabilities as my brother was born with Spina Bifida.