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Referral Specialist

  • Location: Carbondale, Illinois, 62901
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 13 days ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Come work for the nations premier health innovation company to join our mission of helping people on their path to better health. Be part of our innovative team that is unlocking the power of data to transform the healthcare experience.

Position: Referral Specialist
Location: Carbondale, IL, 62901
Term: 7 months(11/13/2020 to 06/01/2021)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Initiate authorization requests for outpatient and inpatient services in accordance with the prior authorization list.
  • Route to appropriate staff when needed.
  • Verify eligibility and benefits
  • Answer phone queues and process faxes within established standards
  • Data enters authorizations into the system.
  • Will work closely with providers to process prior authorization (PA), and drug benefit exception requests on behalf of the client and in accordance with Medicare Part D CMS Regulations.
  • Must apply information [provided through multiple channels] to the plan criteria defined through work instruction.
  • Research and conduct outreach via phone to requesting providers to obtain additional information to process coverage requests and complete all necessary actions to close cases.
  • Responsible for research and correction of any issues found in the overall process.
  • Phone assistance is required to initiate and/or resolve coverage requests.
  • Escalate issues to Coverage
  • Determinations and Appeals clinical pharmacists and management team as needed.
  • Must maintain compliance at all times with CMS and department standards.
  • Position requires schedule flexibility including rotations through nights, weekend and holiday coverage.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 2 years experience.
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills w/ ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Proficient computer skills and the ability to navigate in a Windows based environment
  • Ability to follow directions, and adapt in dynamic work environment; ability to adapt to change and remain flexible
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time sensitive environment
  • Project a professional business image, through phone interaction as well as internal communications
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency with assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong telephone skills
  • Ability to read and understand pharmacy/medical terminology
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to identify and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to perform basic mathematic calculations maybe required
  • Ability to interpret a variety of work instructions provided through a variety of mediums
  • Ability to anticipate needs and resolve issues with urgency
  • Ability to consistently meet quality and production standards
  • Displays confidence in the ability to learn complex material
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity through inquiries to ensure deep understanding of the business and deliver accurate results
  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associates degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent work experience preferred.

If this looks like a perfect fit, apply today!