Brattleboro Retreat Healthcare Brattleboro , VT 05301
Job Summary: Conduct pre-certification and utilization management functions for all behavioral health and substance abuse services offered by the Brattleboro Retreat.
Engages in ongoing contact with managed care company representatives to provide initial clinical data for pre-certification and concurrent case review to ensure authorization of all necessary days at the most appropriate level of care. Conducts concurrent chart and retrospective review as requested by the Director of Utilization Management and Contracting. Communicates information to clinical staff, physicians, and fiscal services regarding days/services approved, information required for ongoing review, review schedule, denial of stay, and, coordination of Physician to Physician review, and/or appeals.
NON-ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: May be required to perform duties of lesser, equal or greater responsibility. QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of level of care criteria.
Working knowledge of regulatory agencies preferred. Working knowledge of insurance and managed care companies preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexibility, strong team member and ability to establish positive working relationships with a variety of clinical staff.
Clinical knowledge. Bachelor's degree in related field required or Master's degree preferred. Two years experience working in behavioral health field, hospital setting preferred.
Experience with computers, data entry; and, Microsoft Office. Excellent organizational and time management skills. ~
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