Appeals Nurse at NetSmart Technologies in Leawood, Kansas

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:

Responsible for reviewing medical records and preparing clinical appeals in response to medical necessity denials and DRG reassignments.


  • Prepare professional, effective clinical appeals in response to managed care, governmental, or RAC denials for hospital clients.

  • Utilize industry guidelines, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual guidelines, national coverage determinations, local coverage determinations, and best practice standards, as well as a broad knowledge base and sound clinical judgment in reviewing medical records and writing appeals.

  • Participate in telephonic Administrative Law Judge Hearings and present oral arguments for reversing Medicare denials.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

  • Current state RN licensure

  • At least 5 years of clinical experience in acute care setting

  • At least 3 years of case management, concurrent review or utilization management experience

  • Proficiency in medical record review

  • Superior written communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Word


  • Payer case management experience


  • Able to flex hours during the day depending on the training schedule including some evenings and weekends

  • Normal office environment including but not limited to: long periods of sitting, typing, analyzing data, telephone communication, use of standard office equipment and daily personal interaction.

Netsmart is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. All employment decisions at Netsmart, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion and transfer, are based on performance, qualifications, abilities, education and experience. Netsmart does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

All applicants for employment must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Netsmart does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.