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Anthem, Inc. Therapist Reviewer in Houston, Texas

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SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Amerigroup, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies focused on serving Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured individuals, it’s a powerful combination. It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.

Responsible for the review of medical records to determine if requests for therapy services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech-language pathology) were medically necessary and filed appropriately.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Applies professional therapy, government regulation, and medical policy knowledge to medical review, and makes determinations for authorization requests, meeting all contract requirements, processes and operational unit goals to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Documents findings, develops analyses, and submits reports to the appropriate departments in accordance with government regulations and requirements. Researches and obtains additional data, consults with clinical reviewers and medical directors, when necessary.

  • Acts as a resource for internal and external customers.

  • May participate in intradepartmental teams, projects, and initiatives.

  • Maintains quality and productivity standards and ensures reviews are conducted within required timeframes.

Qualifications

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against Covid-19. All offers of employment are conditioned on completion of a background check, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Minimum Requirements • Requires graduate of a college level program in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech language pathology or an accredited two year program for a Physical Therapist Assistant and minimum of 1 year of clinical experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. • Current active unrestricted license or certification as a physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist assistant, or speech language pathologist assistant in applicable state of (Texas) required. Certification and/or licensure appropriate to field of specialty as required. For URAC accredited areas the following applies: Requires current, active, unrestricted license in occupational, speech, or physical therapy to practice as a health professional within the scope of practice in applicable state(s) or territory of the United States. Current, active, unrestricted license or certification as a physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist assistant, or speech language pathologist assistant in applicable state or territory of the United States. Unless expressly allowed by state or federal law or regulation, are located in a state or territory of the United States when conducting a peer clinical review. For URAC accredited areas, the following professional competencies apply: Associates in this role are expected to have strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills. If this job is assigned to any Government Business Division entity, the applicant and incumbent fall under a sensitive position' work designation and may be subject to additional requirements beyond those associates outside Government Business Divisions. Requirements include but are not limited to more stringent and frequent background checks and/or government clearances, segregation of duties principles, role specific training, monitoring of daily job functions, and sensitive data handling instructions. Associates in these jobs must follow the specific policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. as stated by the Government Business Division in which they are employed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant is strongly preferred.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

REQNUMBER: PS63733

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