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Posted: Thu Mar 07 2024

Medical Case Manager LVN Prior Auth X2

Orange,, California
Salary:$45 Per Hour
Per Hour


Department(s): Utilization Management, Prior Authorization (PA)
Reports to: Manager, Utilization Management
Hourly: $33.65 - $54.93/hr 
Offer will be made by the client based on experience

Duration: Up to 6 months

Job Summary

The Medical Case Manager (LVN) will be responsible for reviewing and processing requests for authorization and notification of medical services from health professionals, clinical facilities and ancillary providers. The incumbent will be responsible for prior authorization and referral related processes, which includes on-line responsibilities as well as select off-line tasks. The incumbent will utilize the client's medical criteria, policies and procedures to authorize referral requests from medical professionals, clinical facilities and ancillary providers. The incumbent will directly interact with provider callers and serve as a resource for their needs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a mission-driven culture of high-quality performance, with a member focus on customer service, consistency, dignity and accountability.
  • Assists the team in carrying out department responsibilities and collaborates with others to support short-term and long-term goals/priorities for the department.
  • Reviews requests for medical appropriateness.
  • Verifies and processes specialty referrals, diagnostic testing, outpatient procedures, home health care services and durable medical equipment and supplies via telephone or fax by using established clinical protocols to determine medical necessity.
  • Screens requests for Medical Director review, gathers pertinent medical information prior to submission to the Medical Director, follows up with the requester by communicating the Medical Director’s decision and documents follow-up in the utilization management system.
  • Completes required documentation for data entry into the utilization management system at the time of the telephone call or fax to include any authorization updates.
  • Reviews International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for accuracy and existence of coverage specific to the line of business.
  • Contacts the health networks and/or Customer Service department regarding health network enrollments.
  • Identifies and reports any complaints to immediate supervisor by utilizing the call tracking system or through verbal communication if the issue is of an urgent nature.
  • Refers cases of possible over/under utilization to the Medical Director for proper reporting.
  • Meets productivity and quality of work standards on an ongoing basis.
  • Assists the manager with identifying areas of staff training needs and maintains current data resources.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.

Possesses the Ability to:

  • Have strong problem solving, organizational and time management skills along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Travel to locations with frequency, as the employer determines is necessary or desirable, to meet business needs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the client's leadership and staff.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Utilize computer and appropriate software (e.g., Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and job specific applications/systems to produce correspondence, charts, spreadsheets and/or other information applicable to the position assignment.

Experience & Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Current, unrestricted Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license to practice in the state of California required.
  • 3 years of nursing experience required; 1 year of which must be as a Clinical Nurse Reviewer.
  • 1 year of utilization management/prior authorization review experience required.
  • Have access to means of transportation for work away from the primary office approximately 5% of the time.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position such as those listed above is also qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Managed care experience.
  • Active Certified Case Manager (CCM) certification.

Knowledge of:

  • Current CPT-4, ICD-10 and HCPCS codes and continual updates to knowledge base regarding the codes.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Medical and Medicare benefits and regulations. 

The Midtown Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are a small, woman-owned business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Operating from our headquarters in Washington, DC, we provide trusted staffing services nationwide. Our clients include thousands of the most prestigious Fortune 500 companies, law firms, financial organizations, tech innovators, non-profits, and lobbying firms, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

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