Customer Solution Center Appeals and Grievances Specialist II (Temporary- 2 Month Term)
Salary Range: $60,778.00 (Min.) - $75,950.00 (Mid.) - $91,166.00 (Max.)
Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.
Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.
As a condition of employment, L.A. Care requires a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement includes our remote workforce. If you would like to request an exemption, L.A. Care has implemented a process to consider exemptions for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. L.A. Care will review all exemption requests prior to proceeding with the recruitment process.
The Customer Solution Center Appeals and Grievances (A&G) Specialist II will receive, investigate and resolve member and provider complaints and appeals exercising strong independent judgment. This position will provide resolution of complaints in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MBMIB) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) regulatory requirements. This position reviews pre-service authorizations, concurrent and post-service (retroactive review) medical necessity; benefit coverage appeals and reconsiderations, and complex provider claim disputes. The position is further responsible for tracking, trending and reporting complaints and appeals, as well as participating in internal and external oversight activities.
The position is responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting noncompliance, adhering to company policy and procedures, including accreditation requirements, applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Identifies, investigates, and resolves administrative complaints, complex provider appeals and State Fair Hearing adhering to CMS, DHCS, DMHC, MRMIB and NCQA standards and regulations.
Intakes, acknowledges, prepares case files and routes complaints to appropriate internal department for investigation and resolution, exercising strong independent judgment.
Ensures integrity of A&G database by thorough, timely and accurate assignment of cases. Monitors closure of complaints and works with Quality Control Supervisor to resolve all database issues.
Prepare and analyze monthly appeal and grievance reports to meet internal and external reporting requirements.
Participates in internal and external oversight activities, inter-rater reliability reviews and focused audits. Recommends opportunities for improvement
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education RequiredAssociate's DegreeIn lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.
Education PreferredBachelor's Degree
At least 2 years experience in Managed Care with specific experience in resolving member and provider complaint and appeals issues, including eligibility, access to care, claims, benefit, and quality of care concerns.
Experience working with firm deadlines, able to interpret and apply regulations.
At least 5 years experience in Managed Care working with Medicare, Medi-Cal and other State Sponsored programs.
Knowledge of Medical terminology and strong advocacy experience.
Must be organized, detail oriented, able to exercise strong independent judgment; poses conflict resolution and persuasion skills.
A team player with excellent communication and presentation skills, able to work effectively with various internal departments/service areas, plan partners, participating provider groups and other external agencies.
Proficient in MS Office applications, Word, Excel and Power Point.
Requires strong knowledge of regulatory standards and claims processing; strong analytical, oral, written and presentation skills, able to monitor and be compliant with strict regulatory deadlines.
Proficient in MS Office applications, Access, Visio.
Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market. The range is subject to change.
L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Wellness Program
- Paid Sick Leave
At L.A. Care, we value our team members’ safety. In order to keep our work locations safe, each employee is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering any L.A. Care location each day. L.A. Care and all of its staff are required to comply with all state and local masking orders. Therefore, when on-site at any L.A. Care location, it's expected that all employees wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.