Utilization Review Nurse I Birmingham Onsite Moen

Cigna in Birmingham, AL

  • Industry: Healthcare - Nursing - Others
  • Type: Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Nurse is responsible for supporting the Medical Director and Director of Pre-Certification. Responsibilities include assuring health care services are available to Cigna HealthSpring members in an appropriate cost-effective manner and delivery of those services to promote healthy outcomes. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of a single or multiple IPA/IPOD and staff, and may serve as liaison with the local health plan to ensure continuity for IPA/IPOD members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing, and evaluating clinical documentation received using established criteria to determine appropriateness of clinical decisions; Meet/exceed service level goals (e.g., Grade of Service, Average Handle Time, Average Speed to Answer, Abandonment Rate);
  • Adherence to regulatory and departmental timeframes for review of requests received;
  • Collaborates with the Medical Director to identify utilization trends and generation of monthly written reports;
  • Process approval and adverse clinical determination correspondence for members related to Prospective request for services.
  • Initiate the letter of agreement process, working with Network Management to ensure Service Level Agreements are completed in a timely manner when applicable; 
  • Proficient knowledge of Health Services policies and procedures, Medicare, HIPPA and NCQA standards;
  • Professional demeanor and the ability to work effectively within a team or independently;
  • Flexible with the ability to shift priorities when required;
  • Coordinates with member, family, and caregivers to help resolve barriers to care;
  • Successfully collaborates with member and family to assure comprehension of available resources;
  • May participate or assist in the planning of team, UM/QM, PCP, IPA and or Health Plan meetings.
  • Other duties as required
  • Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with at least 1 year of experience in a Managed Care environment.
  • Valid RN License in applicable state
  • Working knowledge of medical coding (CPT/ICD-9) and medical necessity criteria (e.g., InterQual, Highmark, Trail Blazer)
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with nursing staff, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health workers involved in the care of a member
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities, and effectively adapt and respond to complex, fast-paced, rapidly growing, and results-oriented environments
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment and to promote team concepts
  • Excellent typing skills
  • Computer Skills:

    Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office including SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

    Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.If you require an accommodation based on your physical or mental disability please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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