Utilization Management Specialist
Part Time, 48 hours per pay period; Day shift (hours/days may vary based on need).
Covenant Health Overview:
Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.
Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer.
The Utilization Management Specialist I will perform utilization management functions to include medical necessity reviews to promote a utilization management program. The UM Specialist prepares and reviews necessary documentation for insurance utilization management processes and coordinates communication between members of the UM team to ensure timely follow through for status placement. The UM Specialist collaborates with attending physician if ambiguous documentation pertaining to patient status placement requires clarification. The UM Specialist utilizes electronic utilization management database for documentation of interventions and communications so as to ensure accurate reporting. Collaborates with patient account services, physicians, care coordinators, physician advisors and facility departments as related to utilization management. Communicates with hospital and payor medical directors in order to correctly determine the medical necessity of patient status with a patient advocacy focus.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience: At least two (2) years of utilization management, case management or equivalent experience
Licensure Requirements: Current Tennessee LPN license is preferred
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