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Patient Access Representative III - Accredo at Express Scripts in Warrendale, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The Patient Access Representative III performs specialized patient access functions requiring an advanced understanding of insurance benefits and internal processes in order to successfully liaise with Payers, Pharma, Physicians and Patients. This role directly interfaces with external clients and requires a high level of independent judgment in order to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients to gain their trust and support. Relies on experience and knowledge of industry best practices to identify exposures to the company and facilitates leadership s knowledge of pending referrals that may have an adverse impact on company goals and the patient experience. Acts as a liaison between both internal and external resources to reduce client abrasion, facilitate the timely processing of referrals and provide accurate status reporting to clients.


* Facilitates cross-functional resolution of drug coverage issues & proactively address, researches & resolves issues impacting revenue optimization.

* Performs medical /pharmacy benefit verification requiring complex decision skills based on payer and process knowledge resulting in on boarding or no starting a specialty patients.

* Contacts benefit providers to gather policy benefits/limitations.

* Coordinating and ensuring services provided will be reimbursable (e.g., deductible amounts, co-payments, effective date, levels of care, authorization, etc.).

* Directly interfaces with external clients.

* Performs medical /pharmacy benefit verification requiring complex decision skills based on payer and process knowledge resulting in on boarding or no starting a specialty patients.

* Provide expert assistance to clients on patient status.

* Liaison for company providing referral status reporting.

* May negotiate pricing for non-contracted payers and authorize patient services and ensure proper pricing is indicated in RxHome.

* Handle Escalations.

* Use discretion & independent judgement in handling pt or more complex client complaints, escalating as appropriate.

* Completes other projects and additional duties as assigned.


* High school diploma or GED required, bachelor s degree preferred.

* 3-5 years of relevant working experience.

* Health care experience with medical insurance knowledge and terminology and experience in patient access preferred.

* Intermediate data entry skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

* Patient Access knowledge.

* Extensive knowledge of ESI products and services a must.

* Experience training and coaching less experienced staff with patience to explain details and processes repeatedly.

* Excellent phone presentation and communication skills.

* Demonstrated ability to handle challenging customers in a professional manner.

* Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make decisions with minimal supervision.

* Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve issues with innovative solutions.


Through our range of health care products and services offered, Accredo team members provide in-depth care for patients with chronic health conditions like hemophilia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis and growth hormone deficiency. In addition to health care products, we provide comprehensive management services including outcomes measurement, counseling, clinical care management programs, social services and reimbursement services. By performing in these very high-touch roles, employees have a daily opportunity to make a positive impact on their patients lives.


At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all..

Express Scripts is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran