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Appeal Coordinator at Magellan Health Services inc in Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Coordinates appeals process as assigned, attends to risk management issues associated with case management and processes appeal requests. In some cases may be combined with Grievance Coordinator functions.

  • Maintains a caseload and monitors day to day compliance of appeal decision time frames.

  • Reviews clinical and medical records for completeness and determines administrative or clinical appeal.

  • Assigns reviews to physician advisers and medical directors for those requiring medical necessity reviews.

  • Enters all data related to appeals and case reviews into a database.

  • Prepares and presents information on appeals to panels second-level multi-disciplinary committee.

  • Participates in data gathering and analysis of reports regarding appeal activity as well as preparing for appeals audits, provides new employee training, monitors QI (Quality Improvement) activities of appeals department, and assists in the development of depart flows and implementations.

  • Coordinates and distributes first, second and third level appeal request assignments.

  • Consults with managers on problem cases and interfaces with case managers, clinical supervisors, account managers and other personnel in resolving denial and appeal questions.

  • Responds to member, provider, and client telephone inquiries regarding status, process and outcome of appeals.

  • Organizes volume of work and work-flow so that performance standards and proper procedures for appeals resolution according to client requirements and state and federal regulations are addressed.

Other Job Requirements

Experience in customer interactions and detailed review of health related materials.
Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
Ability to organize work and seek help on tasks where needed.
Strong writing and proofing skills required ensuring documents meet standards and are accurate.

General Job Information

Appeal Coordinator


Work Experience - Required
Customer Service

Work Experience - Preferred

Education - Required
GED, High School

Education - Preferred

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Salary Range

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

This position may be eligible for short-term incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Magellan offers a broad range of health, life, voluntary and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing.

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.

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