Anthem, Inc. Utilization Management Representative I/II/III in Buffalo, New York
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Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. 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.
Work Hours and Schedule will be Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 am EST - 8:00 pm EST
The Utilization Management Representative is responsible for managing incoming calls, including triage, opening of cases and authorizing sessions.
Managing incoming calls or incoming post services claims work.
Determines contract and benefit eligibility; provides authorization for inpatient admission, outpatient precertification, prior authorization, and post service requests.
Obtains intake (demographic) information from caller.
Conducts a thorough radius search in Provider Finder and follows up with provider on referrals given.
Refers cases requiring clinical review to a nurse reviewer; and handles referrals for specialty care.
Processes incoming requests, collection of information needed for review from providers, utilizing scripts to screen basic and complex requests for precertification and/or prior authorization.
Verifies benefits and/or eligibility information. May act as liaison between Medical Management and internal departments.
Responds to telephone and written inquiries from clients, providers and in-house departments.
Conducts clinical screening process.
Requires HS diploma or GED from accredited institution.
2 years customer service experience in healthcare related setting and medical terminology training; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
For URAC accredited areas the following applies:
Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills.
Certain contracts require a Master's degree.
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.