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Appeals & Grievances Coordinator - Hybrid

Company: Point32Health
Location: Framingham
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Under the Supervisors direction, the Member Appeals and Grievances Department Coordinator assists with all operational aspects of the Member Appeals and Member Grievances process for Commercial, TMP and Public Plans products. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: distribution and classification of cases in compliance with applicable timeframes and regulations, gathering information on behalf of the specialists with external vendors , coordinating the request for medical records, tracking effectuations, facilitating delivery of appeals and related information to key departments and appeals committee members; analyzing and reporting data regarding department processes as requested from management; note trends in Member Appeals and Grievances and notify supervisors of their findings and ensuring professional handling of Medicare Part D Appeals and Fast Track Appeals timely and in compliance with CMS regulations.The coordinator must possess broad understanding of all products and benefits as well as have an understanding of regulatory requirements and timeframes. The Coordinator routinely interacts with providers and other internal and external constituents.Essential functions will occur simultaneously; therefore, the employee must be able to appropriately handle each of these functions, prioritize them, and seek assistance when necessary. These essential functions need to be performed on a consistent and regular basis, using good judgment. The employee must have the ability to learn and apply Tufts Health Plan policies and complex and frequently changing regulatory requirements consistently and the judgment to seek out guidance as needed.Job DescriptionAssign new verbal and written appeals and grievances to Appeals and Grievances specialists

  • Enter initial member appeals and grievances data into the system of record and maintain accuracy of appropriate data.
  • Review all incoming appeals for potential expedites, assign and notify management as appropriate.
  • Reviews and appropriately classifies grievances and appeals
  • Track and ensure the timely distribution of all processes addressed by appeals and grievances specialists.Process Part D Appeals:
    • Gather appeal information and criteria information from department systems
    • Outreach to providers for additional information in compliance with CMS guidelines
    • Summarize and send requests to Medical Directors for decisions
    • Complete decision letters and verbal notification of outcomes according to CMS guidelines
    • Process cases according to CMS regulations and time framesProcess Fast Track Appeals including:
      • Monitors Fast Track appeal phone line and RightFax for new cases and notifies A&G management and Case Management representatives via email
      • Corresponds with providers and members as required (timely and accurate correspondence and telephone contact as appropriate).
      • Acts as a liaison to Case Management for obtaining discharge summary to complete DENCs and DNODs.
      • Completes data entry and documentation requirements in multiple systems.
      • Escalates issues to Manager, Supervisors, and Case Manager Supervisors as needed to complete DENCs, and DNODs.
      • Responsible for compliance with all CMS and Livanta timelines.Support the specialists in the completion of appeals and grievances including but not limited to
        • Requesting and tracking receipt of appropriate medical records
        • Gathering information and uploading to the system of record from external vendors
        • Identifying and attaching appropriate sections of member EOCs in the appeals file
        • Printing and distributing appeals packets as needed
        • Track and complete AOR process
        • Develop appeals meeting agendas for the various Appeals Committee meetings.
        • Assists in departmental reportingRequirements
          • BA/BS or equivalent in health care, administrative or related field preferred.
          • 1-2 years of experience in a health care and/or administrative setting preferred.
          • Excellent organizational skills required.
          • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills are essential.
          • Must have computer skills with experience in EXCEL, and WORD.
          • Must have knowledge and demonstrated ability in the use of Windows applications and other comparable systems/applications.
          • Knowledge of basic medical terminology a plus.
          • Individual must be able to appropriately identify urgent situations and follow the appropriate protocol.
          • Position also requires the ability to manage multiple priorities as well as having the initiative, judgment and perception to operate within a fast paced, high stress environment.
          • Individual must possess strong organizational, logical reasoning, analytical, and problem solving skills as well as the attention to detail necessary to act within this complex environment.
          • Individual must also be able to work independently but be able to identify when they should ask for help.
          • The individual should be flexible in order to respond to changing needs in the Department.
          • Must be able to work well independently and as a team member.
          • Must be able to work closely with other department staff and must have work coverage plan in place in preparation for scheduled and unscheduled absences, due to importance of position to departments compliance with various processes.
          • Requires excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to recognize and understand sensitive customer oriented issues. Position also requires daily contact, by telephone, with members, providers and Tufts HP internal departments.What we build together changes our customer's health for the better. We are looking for talented and innovative people to join our team. Come join us!Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees including remote employees must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.About Us:Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better health care experience to everyone in our communities. Building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.At Point32Health, were working to reshape the world of health care by pushing past the status quo and delivering even more to the diverse communities we serve: more innovation, more access, more support, and healthier lives. And we want people like you on our side to make it even better.This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Point32Health. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.Req ID:R4928

Keywords: Point32Health, Framingham , Appeals & Grievances Coordinator - Hybrid, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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