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AdventHealth Denials Management Clinical Specialist RN in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Description

Location Address: Virtual

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Corporate

  • Great benefits

  • Immediate Health Insurance Coverage

  • Career growth and advancement potential

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full-Time, Monday – Friday

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Reviewing and appealing denials for all clinical services across the AH system.

  • Researching various sources of information to determine appropriateness of appeal vs. other action which includes conducting account history research, navigating patient encounters, reviewing payer website and other resources as applicable, researching charge and payment histories, and any other application necessary to formulate a cohesive and complete clinical appeal or decision regarding other action.

  • Various types of denial review, appeal, further action which include but are not limited to: charge audit/charge capture denials, charge correction, clinical validation, services deemed experimental, services denied according to various payer policies, inpatient level of care, NICU level of care, readmissions, etc.

  • Making appropriate charge corrections for rebilling

  • Collaborates with pre-access, patient financial services, revenue integrity, clinical documentation Improvement, clinical department staff, Coding, physician offices, and utilization review staff to obtain further patient information to be used in the appeals process as necessary.

  • Provide feedback on identified clinical denial trends and recommended remediation as required or requested by supervisors.

  • Recommends or educates others on proper documentation, payer processes, and policies in a denial prevention strategic focus as requested.

  • Able to defend and appeal denied claims via both written and verbal communication in clear and concise arguments/rationale in clinical terms/language.

  • Capable of researching underlying root cause, collecting required information or documents, and adjusting the account as necessary from all related internal and external information sources.

  • Able to work in multiple IT solutions at one time to ascertain the complete clinical and financial information required to formulate comprehensive written appeals.

  • Escalates any discrepancies and issues encountered to supervisors in a timely manner. Keeps up to date on department and organization policies as well as payer and all regulatory and compliance rules and regulations.

  • Participates in any meetings, phone conferences or webinars as needed to either appeal cases or expand knowledge regarding the appeal process, changing rules and regulations, and understanding payer contract language.

  • Strives towards meeting and exceeding productivity and quality expectations to align performance with assigned roles and responsibilities. Escalates concerns or difficulties in meeting performance expectations in a timely manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field such as nursing, management, business

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as Registered Nurse (RN) in an acute clinical setting, preferably including ICU and ED experience

  • Current and valid RN license

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in any field of study

  • Experience in charge capture, denial management, utilization review, case management, clinical documentation improvement, revenue integrity, or related field

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Extensive understanding of CPT, HCPCS, ICD, UB-04, LCD/NCD, revenue Codes, modifiers, billing practices, regulations, and guidelines for government and commercial payers

  • Understanding of charge capture, revenue integrity concepts, and defense of appropriately assigned charges on appeal

  • Ability to defend the clinical validation of assigned diagnoses

  • Experience with utilization review and understanding of assignment of Inpatient vs. Observation according to appropriate application of MCG and InterQual

  • Ability to quickly navigate the electronic medical record, understand services performed, and correlate those services to charges on the bill

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with ability to multi-task or reprioritize quickly in a high productivity, fast paced environment

  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn new concepts and skills required to navigate ever-changing reimbursement / denials landscape

  • Self-starter with the ability to work under limited day-to-day oversight

  • Strong written communication / grammatical skills to quickly craft appeal letters that are each individualized according to patient’s severity of illness, intensity of service, denial type, and resource against which necessitated denial

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to constantly utilize Microsoft Teams to stay in communication with key members, join meetings, and utilize video to maintain presence in the meeting.

  • Technical proficiency to independently set up computer system including monitors, docking station, keyboard, and ability to maintain reliable internet service along with backup internet plan for outages, and troubleshoot/resolve problems

Job Summary:

The Denials Management Clinical Specialist RN is responsible for reviewing and appealing denials for all clinical services across the AH system. Various types of denial review, appeal, and further action include but are not limited to charge audit/charge capture denials, charge correction, clinical validation, services deemed experimental, services denied according to various payer policies, inpatient level of care, NICU level of care, readmissions, etc. The ability to craft appeals demonstrating stellar grammatical skills and sentence structure in a concise and compelling manner, clearly demonstrating how the clinical scenario met the specific requirements against which the denial was generated by the payer, is a continuous expectation. This role will actively participate in meetings via Microsoft Teams on video and collaborate with departmental processes. The Clinical Denial Management Specialist will serve as a resource for all clinical questions and guidance on working clinical denials and will communicate with other departments to ensure accurate and timely claim adjudication as well as adhering to the AHS Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of applicable locate, state, and federal agencies/accrediting entities.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Accounting/Finance

Organization: AdventHealth Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: AdventHealth

Req ID: 21040520

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.