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RN-Utilization Rev Spec

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Albany
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Case Management/Social Work

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Under direction of the Manager of Utilization Management, the Utilization Management Specialist is responsible for the coordination, processing and tracking of all potential utilization concerns from the third party payors for Albany Medical Center.; and to do other related work as required. This individual will act as a liaison with all payors and review agents, providing required acuity information regarding patients and issuing notice of non-coverage as appropriate. This position is also responsible for the processing of adverse determinations received from third party payors, coordinating with Patient Financials Services, Admitting/Access Operations, attending physicians, Medical Director and AMC Case Managers and R1 Physician advisory services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Mission, Core Values and Service Excellence: Contributes to the creation of a compassionate and caring environment for patients, families and colleagues through displays of kindness and active listening. Recognizes and appreciates that each employee's work is valuable and contributes to the success of the Mission. Demonstrates excellence in daily work. Actively participates in performance and quality improvement activities and works toward enhancing customer/patient satisfaction. Exhibits positive service excellence skills to patients, visitors and coworkers by greeting others in a friendly manner, keeping customers/patients/colleagues informed about progress, delays and changes. Demonstrates effective teamwork by interacting in a positive manner with colleagues and creating a collaborative work environment. Initiates open communication, conveys positive intent, offers assistance. Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, colleagues by following established procedures and protocols, which address the needs of a diverse patient population and workforce. Demonstrates stewardship by thoughtful and responsible use of resources including maintaining a clean and hospitable environment, starting work on time, displaying a consciousness regarding costs, supplies and department finances. Demonstrates respect for individual differences of each person by acknowledging the essence of each person, appreciating and responding to unique, spiritual, personal and cultural backgrounds of patients, families and colleagues.

Strategic and Operational Planning Supports the Manager in planning, organizing, directing of the Utilization Management services of AMC; and to do other related work as required. Participates in the development of departmental goals and develops plans to achieve those goals.

Planning and Program Development Act as contact person for payors regarding utilization issues, i.e., carve outs, denials, downgrading and potential utilization concerns, providing required communication regarding patient acuity. Coordination of appeal of adverse determination, working with Service Case manager, Attending physician, Case manager, Medical Director, R1 Physician advisory services. for concurrent resolution of issue, prevention of retrospective denial and delay in payment for the institution. Maintain all correspondence and provide follow up with third party payors, commercial insurers, and IPRO. In conjunction with the service Case Manager, issue HINN notice and reinstatement to patients when indicated with focus on accuracy, timeliness, and diplomacy. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of utilization criteria for Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers. Delegates and coordinates the work of Utilization Review ASA support staff. Tracks denials and develops action plans to decrease bad debt. Maintain database of utilization issues and identify trends in payor activity through generation of statistical reports. Complete end of month reports.

Educational Leadership Working knowledge of how to research changes in CMS and payor regulations and project impact of these changes on AMC and communicate this information. Demonstrates proper use of MCG and documentation requirements through case review and inter-rate reliability studies. Attends all mandatory hospital in-service education. Ability to analyze data and identify trends and project expected response to changes in health care reimbursement system.

Hospital-wide Leadership Models AMC cares standards Demonstrates wiliness to participate in hospital wide initiatives.

Patient Safety Assists in the development of policies and procedures, standards of care and practice, and in the monitoring processes in relations to those standards. Maintains complete confidentiality of patient information, in addition to hospital and individual physician practice pattern data. Provides information and in services as necessary to physicians and ancillary staff. Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.

Organizational Requirements:

+ Maintain strict adherence to the Albany Medical Center Confidentiality policy.

+ Incorporate Albany Medical Center Behavioral Standards and Guiding Principles into daily activities.

+ Comply with all Albany Medical Center Policies.

+ Comply with behavioral expectations of the department.

+ Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues.

+ Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

+ Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

+ Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

+ Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

+ Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York's CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

+ Excellent health care coverage ( with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

+ A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (

Anchored in the state's historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region's largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children's hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , RN-Utilization Rev Spec, Healthcare , Albany, New York

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