Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm. Occasional requirement for coverage during holidays and weekends on rotation.
This is a full-time telework role open to candidates located in AZ. The role may require occasional travel up to 10% to the Phoenix, AZ area.
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, Arizonas 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.
Utilizes clinical 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 appropriate utilization of services for Child and Adolescents members.
Consults and lends expertise to other internal and external constituents in the coordination and administration of the utilization/benefit management function
-Gathers clinical information and applies the appropriate medical necessity criteria/guideline, policy, procedure and clinical judgment to render coverage determination/recommendation/discharge planning along the continuum of care
-Utilizes clinical experience and skills in a collaborative process to evaluate and facilitate appropriate healthcare services/benefits for members including urgent or emergent interventions (such as triage / crisis support)
-Coordinates/Communicates with providers and other parties to facilitate optimal care/treatment
-Identifies members who may benefit from care management programs and facilitates referral
-Identifies opportunities to promote quality effectiveness of healthcare services and benefit utilization
- Sedentary work involving periods of sitting, talking, listening
The typical pay range for this role is:
Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location.
- Must be licensed in the state of Arizona with 1 of the following:
- Independently Licensed as: Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Counselor (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), OR RN with unrestricted Arizona state license
- 2+ years of behavioral health experience required
- Must reside in AZ
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.
- 3+ years behavioral health clinical practice experience in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or residential facility setting
- Managed care experience
- Utilization management experience
- Experience documenting electronically using keyboard and multiple computer screens- navigating through internal/external computer systems, and MS Office Suite applications, including Word and Excel
- Masters degree required with Licensed independent Behavioral Health clinician (LCSW, LPC, or LMFT)
- Associates Degree required with RN licensure
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