Grievance & Appeals Coordinator - Medicare Advantage

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Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: Process appeals and grievances, analyze, research, and provide comprehensive responses in accordance with established regulatory and accreditation guidelines. Contact customers to gather information and communicate disposition of the case. Conduct pertinent research in order to evaluate, respond to, and finalize cases. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures for analyzing, interpreting data, and applying contract and regulatory provisions.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <div>Analyze, research, resolve and respond to confidential/sensitive complaints, appeals, grievances, and organization determinations from members, member&rsquo;s representatives, providers, media outlets, senior leadership, and regulatory agencies with established regulatory and accreditation guidelines.</div> </li> <li> <div>Make appeals complaints and grievance decisions and communicate decisions to the claimant within regulatory and accreditation guidelines for timeliness, adhering to the strictest of timeframes for urgent and non-urgent requests, as imposed by the various federal and state laws.</div> </li> <li> <div>Provide comprehensive appeals and grievances responses that support the decision and comply with regulatory and accreditation guidelines, and support the appeal decision by referencing specific and applicable language from the plan documents, certificates, riders, and summary plan descriptions, or the internal rules, guidelines, and protocols, as appropriate.</div> </li> <li> <div>Analyze, research, resolve and respond to high-level inquiries, referrals, complaints, and appeals received from various regulatory agencies and other sources.</div> </li> <li> <div>Maintain thorough knowledge of internal policies, procedures, regulations, charters for accurate resolution of appeals, complaints, and grievances, including existing laws and regulations and new ones.</div> </li> <li> <div>Identify business problems and initiate corrective measures; direct servicing issues to appropriate areas for corrective action.</div> </li> <li> <div>Develop/prepare reports regarding the types/volumes/causes of inquiries received.</div> </li> <li> <div>Develop and enhance workflows and business processes to improve customer service, decrease operational costs, resolve business issues, and improve overall efficiency.</div> </li> <li> <div>Remain up-to-date in the use of internal systems as well as vendor systems.</div> </li> <li> <div>Perform other duties as requested.</div> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, or related field preferred.</li> <li>Two (2) years of customer service experience required.</li> <li>Two (2) years of health insurance experience and familiarity with health insurance state and federal regulations preferred.</li> <li>Strong project management skills preferred.</li> <li>Strong analytical, critical thinking, organizational, time management, and problem resolution skills.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Strong PC applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook).</li> <li>Knowledge of Blue Cross systems and operations is preferred.</li> <li>High regard for protecting the confidentiality of corporate information.</li> <li>Proven ability to foster and maintain open, collaborative, and constructive relationships within internal, external, and leadership to achieve departmental and corporate results.</li> <li>Ability to apply policies and procedures to arrive at accurate conclusions.</li> <li>Ability to analyze, interpret, apply reason and logic, conduct research structure a clear and thorough response.</li> <li>Ability to quickly learn and navigate diverse products and information systems.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Medicare Advantage:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Accountable for CMS Chapter 13, CMS Audit Compliance and Star Quality Measures: a.Member rights, b.Timely decisions about appeals, c.Fairness of the health plan's appeal decisions based on an independent reviewer</li> <li>Data entry accuracy is required.</li> <li>Full understanding of Medicare Advantage servicing environment, internal servicing partners, and overall service center structure to include call center/servicing/escalations.</li> </ul>