AmeriHealth Caritas Clinical Care Reviewer Utilization Management in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Clinical Care Reviewer Utilization Management
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Under the direction of the unit Supervisor, the Clinical Care Reviewer is responsible for completing medical necessity reviews. Using clinical knowledge and nursing experience, the nurse reviews provider requests for inpatient and outpatient services, working closely with members and providers to collect all information necessary to perform a thorough medical necessity review. It is within the nurse’s discretion to pend requests for additional information and/or request clarification. The nurse will use his/her professional judgment to evaluate the request to ensure that appropriate services are approved and recognize care coordination opportunities and refer those cases as needed. The nurse will apply medical health benefit policy and medical management guidelines to authorize services, and appropriately identify and refer requests to the Medical Director when guidelines are not met. The nurse will maintain current knowledge and understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies that pertain to the organizational unit’s business and uses clinical judgment in their application.
- Registered Nurse with a Clear/Active Louisiana License requiqred.
- Required minimum 2 years’ experience in utilization management, preferably within managed care.
- Required working knowledge of computers and programs such as internet search engines, Outlook, and Microsoft Office suite.
- Required ability to learn new computer programs and documentation platforms.
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