Anthem, Inc. Outpatient Utilization Review RN (Nurse Medical Management II) in Alexandria, Virginia
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This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Nurse Medical Management II Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST OR 10 am to 7:00 pm EST (rotating weekends and holidays)
Responsible to collaborate with healthcare providers and members to promote quality member outcomes, to optimize member benefits, and to promote effective use of resources for more complex medical issues. Ensures medically appropriate, high quality, cost effective care through assessing the medical necessity of inpatient admissions, outpatient services, focused surgical and diagnostic procedures, out of network services, and appropriateness of treatment setting by utilizing the applicable medical policy and industry standards, accurately interpreting benefits and managed care products, and steering members to appropriate providers, programs or community resources. Works with medical directors in interpreting appropriateness of care and accurate claims payment. May also manage appeals for services denied. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Conducts precertification, continued stay review, care coordination, or discharge planning for appropriateness of treatment setting reviews to ensure compliance with applicable criteria, medical policy, and member eligibility, benefits, and contracts.
Consults with clinical reviewers and/or medical directors to ensure medically appropriate, high quality, cost-effective care throughout the medical management process.
Collaborates with providers to assess members’ needs for early identification of and proactive planning for discharge planning.
Facilitates member care transition through the healthcare continuum and refers treatment plans/plan of care to clinical reviewers as required and does not issue non-certifications.
Facilitates accreditation by knowing, understanding, correctly interpreting, and accurately applying accrediting and regulatory requirements and standards.
Serves as a resource to lower-leveled nurses and may participate in or lead intradepartmental teams, projects and initiatives.
- Requires current active unrestricted RN license to practice as a health professional within the scope of practice in the state of KY or current active unrestricted Compact RN license (or eligible to obtain a Compact RN license). Requires a minimum of 3 years acute care clinical experience or case management, utilization management or managed care experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
Participation in the American Association of Managed Care Nurses preferred.
Knowledge of medical management process and ability to interpret and apply member contracts, member benefits, and managed care products strongly preferred.
Prior managed care experience strongly preferred.
Previous Utilization Review experience such as Outpatient Review for DME, Home Health, Therapy or Inpatient Review and Discharge planning.
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills.
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.