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Utilization Review Manager

Company: Fair Oaks Recovery Center
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Utilization Review Manager - Fair Oaks Recovery Center - Sacramento, CaliforniaJob Summary:Fair Oaks Recovery Center provides kind, compassionate, and evidence-based services for men and women suffering from substance abuse as well as co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or PTSD.PURPOSE STATEMENT:The Director of Utilization Management/ Review is responsible for the overall management of the Utilization Review department by leading and facilitating review of assigned admissions, continued stays, utilization practices and discharge planning according to approved clinically valid criteria. Directs and manages the day-to-day operations and supervision of staff to obtain coverage for clients, monitors the progress of all Utilization Review cases and insurance appeals, problem solves when necessary and mitigates all issues with utilization. Monitors utilization of services and optimizes reimbursement for the facility while maximizing use of the client's provider benefits for their needs.Job Duties:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Assigns all clients to Utilization Review staff and supervises staff to ensure staff are completing insurance verifications on time and compliant with regulatory standards and requirements.* Ensures staff are competent to review medical records of clients for appropriateness of level of care at admission and at intervals determined by documentation in medical record and to communicate client insurance status and needs with all disciplines.* Leads a team of highly engaged members thru hiring, orienting, performance assessment and management, motivating, training, scheduling, and coaching to meet department goals and ensure effective and efficient department operation.* Works closely with Admissions Department to ensure client information is accurate and pre-certification is complete. Reviews application for client admission and approves admission or refers case to utilization review committee for review and course of action when case fails to meet admission standards.* Manages any discrepancies regarding stated benefit information and insurance verification, need for updated benefits or follow-up on a problem with a pre-certification from admissions.* Appeals all denials ensuring accuracy of information and effective coordination of correspondence.* Analyzes client records to determine appropriateness of admission, treatment, and length of stay to comply with government and insurance company reimbursement policies. Ensures charting deficiencies are minimized and corrected timely by responsible staff. Identifies and forwards charts for review based on outlying data to the Medical Director.* Analyzes insurance, governmental and accrediting agency standards to determine criteria concerning admissions, treatment, and length of stay of clients.* Compares client's medical records to established criteria and confers with medical, clinical, nursing, and other professional staff to determine appropriateness of treatment and length of stay. Communicates and coordinates information with business office to recognize and resolve potential payment issues.* Conducts and oversees concurrent and retrospective reviews for all clients. Assists review committee in planning and holding mandated quality assurance reviews.* Acts as a liaison between Medicaid reviewers and the staff completing required paperwork to facilitate the Utilization Review process.Why Fair Oaks Recovery Center?* Challenging and rewarding work* Career development opportunities* Supportive and responsive leadershipFair Oaks Recovery Center offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Fair Oaks Recovery Center is an EOE.Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Fair Oaks Recovery Center, Sacramento , Utilization Review Manager, Executive , Sacramento, California

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