Anthem, Inc. Grievance/Appeals Analyst I / II / Senior in Buffalo, New York
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$500 SIGN ON BONUS
Grievance/Appeals Analyst I / II / Senior
This is an entry level position in the Enterprise Grievance & Appeals Department that reviews, analyzes and processes non-complex pre service and post service grievances and appeals requests from customer types (i.e. member, provider, regulatory and third party) and multiple products (i.e. HMO, POS, PPO, EPO, CDHP, and indemnity) related to clinical and non clinical services, quality of service, and quality of care issues to include executive and regulatory grievances.
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Reviews, analyzes and processes non-complex grievances and appeals in accordance with external accreditation and regulatory requirements, internal policies and claims events requiring adaptation of written response in clear, understandable language.
Utilizes guidelines and review tools to conduct extensive research and analyze the grievance and appeal issue(s) and pertinent claims and medical records to either approve or summarize and route to nursing and/or medical staff for review.
The grievance and appeal work is subject to applicable accreditation and regulatory standards and requirements. As such, the analyst will strictly follow department guidelines and tools to conduct their reviews.
The file review components of the URAC and NCQA accreditations are ¿must pass¿ items to achieve the accreditation.
Analyzes and renders determinations on assigned non-complex grievance and appeal issues and completion of the respective written communication documents to convey the determination.
Responsibilities exclude conducting any utilization or medical management review activities which require the interpretation of clinical information.
The analyst may serve as a liaison between grievances & appeals and /or medical management, legal, and/or service operations and other internal departments.
High school diploma or GED
3 to 5 years of experience working in grievances and appeals, claims, or customer service
Experience in writing letters in a professional work environment – for example: business writing, professional emails, etc.
Familiarity with medical coding and medical terminology
Understanding of provider networks
Medical management process, claims process, the company's internal business processes, and internal local technology
Experience using WGS is highly preferred
Demonstrated business writing proficiency
Strong organization skills
Strong interpersonal communication abilities, both written and verbal
For URAC accredited areas the following applies: Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills.
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.
Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.