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RN Centralized Market Utilization Review Remote Part Time Days

  • Job ID 1905031443
  • Date posted 08/12/2019
  • Facility Abrazo Region

The individual in this position is responsible to facilitate effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient s resources and right to self-determination. The individual in this position has overall responsibility for ensuring that care is provided at the appropriate level of care based on medical necessity. This position integrates national standards for case management scope of services including:
  • Utilization Management services supporting medical necessity and denial prevention
  • Coordination with payers to authorize appropriate level of care and length of stay for medically necessary services required for the patient
  • Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy
  • Education provided to payers, physicians, hospital/office staff and ancillary departments related to covered services and administration of benefits
The individual s responsibilities include the following activities: a) accurate medical necessity screening and submission for Physician Advisor review, b) securing and documenting authorization for services from payers, c) managing concurrent disputes, d) collaborating with payers, physicians, office staff and ancillary departments, e) timely, complete and concise documentation in the Tenet Case Management documentation system, f) maintenance of accurate patient demographic and insurance information, g) identification and documentation of potentially avoidable days, h) identification and reporting over and under-utilization, i) and other duties as assigned.

Required skills include demonstrated organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer literacy.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use fine motor skill (typing/data entry), and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and occasionally stoop, kneel, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Individual works in a fast paced clinical and office environment.

  • Patient data hospital admission, discharge, transfer system
  • Healthcare staff documentation related to patient care
  • Regulatory and payor requirements
  • Allscripts , MIDAS & other Care Management Documentation Systems
  • McKesson Care Enhance Review Manager (CERMe) InterQual system
  • Clinical data interface and secure faxing
  • Patient Medical Record including Cerner, Mc Kesson, Meditech, EPIC and HPF
  • Hospital specific Clinical Software
  • Payor Specific Software
Utilization Management
  • Balances clinical and financial requirements and resources in advocating for patient needs with judicious resource management
  • Promotes prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, human, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating resources available to the patient and balancing cost and quality to assure optimal clinical and financial outcomes
  • Completes and sends admission and concurrent reviews for payers with an authorization process identifies and documents Avoidable Days using the data to address opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinates clinical care (medical necessity, appropriateness of care and resource utilization for admission, continued stay and discharge) compared to evidence-based practice, internal and external requirements(60% daily, essential).
Payer Authorization
  • Assures the patient is in the appropriate status and level of care based on Medical Necessity and submits case for Secondary Physician review per Tenet policy
  • Ensures timely communication and documentation of clinical data to payers to support admission, level of care, length of stay and authorization
  • Advocates for the patient and hospital with payers to secure appropriate payment for services rendered
  • Prevents denials and disputes by communicating with payers and documenting relevant information
  • Manages payer dispute processes utilizing secondary review, peer to peer and payer type changes(25% daily, essential).
  • Ensures and provides education to physicians and the healthcare team relevant to the
    • Effective progression of care,
    • Appropriate level of care, and
    • Safe and timely patient transition
  • Provides healthcare team education regarding resources and benefits available to the patient along with the economic impact of care options

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and accreditation requirements impacting case management scope of services
  • Adheres to department structure and staffing, policies and procedures to comply with the CMS Conditions of Participation and Tenet policies
  • Operates within the RN scope of practice as defined by state licensing regulations
  • Remains current with Tenet Case Management practices(10% daily, essential).
The metrics below provide an indication of the effectiveness of the individual in this role and may be used for evaluative purposes. The list below is not meant to be exhaustive; other relevant metrics may exist.
  • Medical Necessity reviews completed accurately and timely
  • Observation length of stay
  • Excess Days/ALOS
  • Denial Write Offs-Commercial/Managed Care
  • DNFB-Case Management
  • Clinical Reviews & Authorizations
  • Avoidable days
  • Resource Utilization
  • Position documentation and productivity
May oversee work delegated to Central Utilization Review LVN/LPN Case Manager and/or Central Utilization Authorization Coordinator


REQUIRED: An active Registered Nurse license with at least two years acute hospital or Behavioral Health patient care experience.

PREFERRED: BSN preferred (unless required * if Magnet Hospital). Accredited Case Manager (ACM) preferred. 2 years of RN Utilization Review experience.

Must complete Tenet s InterQual education course within 30 days of hire (and at least annually thereafter) and pass with a score of 85 or better. Must complete and demonstrate competency in using the Tenet Case Management documentation system within 30 days of hire. Attendance at Central Authorization Team orientation is required. Orientation includes review and instruction regarding Tenet Case Management and Compliance policies, InterQual , Utilization Management, and other topics specific to case management.

Job: Case Management/Home Health
Primary Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Facility: Abrazo Region
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days

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