***Sign-On Bonus $1,500***
Mercy Care is a not-for-profit Medicaid managed-care health plan, serving Arizonans since 1985. We provide access to physical and behavioral health care services, to people who are eligible for Medicaid. Our members include families, children, seniors, and individuals who have developmental/cognitive disabilities. We hold multiple contracts with AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid agency, and deliver services throughout the state.
Mercy Care is administered by Aetna, a CVS Health company. Our staff is employed by Aetna and CVS Health. This gives Mercy Care the resources of a national organization, and still allows us to bring our members the familiarity and presence of a local team of people who put our members at the center of everything we do.
This role is work from home with travel required in Maricopa County, Arizona to visit members once COVID restrictions are lifted.
Utilizes skills to coordinate, document and communicate all aspects of the utilization/benefit management program.
-Applies critical thinking and knowledge in clinically appropriate treatment, evidence based care and medical necessity criteria for members by providing care coordination, support and education for members through the use of care management tools and resources.
Evaluation of Members; Through the use of care management tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive evaluation of referred member’s needs/eligibility and recommends an approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating member’s benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services.
-Identifies high risk factors and service needs that may impact member outcomes and care planning components with appropriate referrals.
-Coordinates and implements assigned care plan activities and monitors care plan progress.
Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care;
-Uses a holistic approach to overcome barriers to meet goals and objectives; presents cases at case conferences to obtain multidisciplinary review in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels.
-Utilizes negotiation skills to secure appropriate options and services necessary to meet the member’s benefits and/or healthcare needs.
-Utilizes influencing/ motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health.
-Provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and/or healthy lifestyle choices.
-Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation of Care;
-Utilizes case management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.
Hours are M-F, 8am-5pm
-2+years’ Case Management experience working with people who have been designated as having a serious mental illness (SMI) and working with people who are elderly or have a physical disability.
-Comfortable with travel utilizing own vehicle up 25-30% travel required once COVID restrictions are lifted. Travel will vary weekly and may include some visits to the office and to members in Maricopa County Arizona. Must have valid driver's license and safe driving record.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.
You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.
Computer proficient with outlook, windows, and word.
-Experience collaborating with medical professionals
-Case Management experience
Candidates must have earned a 4-year bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, special education or counseling, or be a licensed registered nurse.
At Aetna, a CVS Health company, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.
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