Job type full-time
Full job description
Grievances & appeals
General operations and culinary services
Additional job description
Find your path in health careWe want to change the lives of those in our care – and the people who choose to take on this challengeIf you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you.
We are a fast growing department with learning opportunitiesWe are looking for a team player with strong organizational skillsThis role is fast paced and ever changingThere are opportunities for growth and much to learn.
The future is full of possibilitiesAt banner health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health careThat’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can beIf you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you
This is a remote position in azLocal candidates only.
Banner health network (bhn) is an accountable care organization that joins arizona`s largest health care provider, banner health, and an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare solutions for maricopa county and parts of pinal countyThrough bhn, known nationally as an innovative leader in new health care models, insurance plans and physicians are coming together to work collaboratively to keep members in optimal health, while reducing costs.
The primary purpose of this position is to support the grievance & appeals department by supporting the development of the team and by assisting in the preparation of the health plan in all state hearingsThis position is the standard by which each employee is to handle member and provider grievances, appeals and claim disputesThis position supports the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the grievance & appeals department, programs and projects and assists the grievance & appeals manager with day-to-day operations, ensuring production and quality standards according to contractual requirements.
1Maintains state fair hearing logs with appropriate information required by hp policy, ahcccs, hcg and cms regulations.
2Reviews all state fair hearing requests by members and providers, pulls case files, meets with grievance & appeals manager for further review and action which may include collaboration with others to avoid/reduce grievances, appeals and/or claim disputesMay attend state fair hearings.
3Coordinates and assists the grievance & appeals manager in preparing for higher level of appeals (i.eIndependent review entity reviews, hearings, etc.) including telephonic requests.
4Assists with project management of departmental improvementsCoordinates with other departments on grievance & appeals projects/workgroups.
5Assists the marketing department with the production of all member letters and noticesParticipates actively in meetings, workgroups and committees relevant to the grievance & appeals processMay produces, prepare, quality check or deliver all reporting requirements in the absence of the grievance & appeals manager.
6Produces and analyzes weekly and monthly data to determine trends and provides recommendations for interventionAssists with internal, external and self-audits of department and annual data validation.
7Produces monthly operational dashboardProduces, analyzes and reports monthly data to ensure regulatory complianceUpdates grievance & appeals data in conjunction with the marketing department on all hp websites.
8Monitors and resolves member and provider expedited appeals and grievances received after hours and/or holidays when assigned to rotational on-call dutyCoordinates appropriate action by supporting clinical staff for processing of member and provider expedited appeals and/or grievances.
9This position works under supervision, prioritizing data from multiple sources to provide quality care and supportIncumbents work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment with a strong focus on customer serviceInteracts with staff at all levels throughout the organization.
Knowledge, skills and abilities as normally obtained through the completion of an associate’s degree in healthcare related field or business or a relevant work experience in a health care related field showing increasing responsibilities to include project managementThree to four years of grievance and appeal work in a health care environmentMaintains knowledge of ahcccs, hcg, and cms regulations by participating in training, teleconferences and in-services.
Strong knowledge of administrative hearing processes for escalated grievances, appeals and claim disputes; knowledge of marketing guidelines for ahcccs, hcg and cmsKnowledge of health plan policies, health care quality improvement initiatives and best practices, and program planning and project management best practices.
Skill in building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, and preparing and presenting detailed information to ensure understanding for a wide audience baseAbility to plan/direct projects, grasp new knowledge and concepts quickly and apply them, and assign workflow and tasks to other employees as needed for training purposesAbility to organize, follow through and report results of interventions, conduct grievance & appeals related meetings, workgroups and committees, and to work cross functionally across the organizationAbility to support grievance & appeals manager’s work with attorneys, representatives and delegated persons regarding cases at the administrative hearing level; ability to train new grievance & appeals coordinators, capable of mentoring trainees through a “buddy system”Skill in developing and managing teams; demonstrated critical thinking in resolving issues and conflicts.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.