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Grievance & Appeal Consultant

Primary Location: Chicago, IL
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
Independently coaches others on complaints and appeals ensuring compliance with Federal and/or State regulations. Manage control and trend inventory, independently investigate, change or revise policy to resolve the most escalated cases coming from broad, internal and external constituents for all products and issues. Independently manage all department of insurance and executive complaints, and solely responsible for handling and responding to all media relations. Responsible for compliance with policies of all applicable Federal and/or State government agencies, including but not limited to Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), Department of Public Welfare, Department of Health, and Department of Insurance. Responsibilities may have national scope.

Fundamental Components:
  • Independently researches and translates organizational policy into intelligent and logically written and/or verbal responses to media relations, regulators, government agencies, or cases that come through the executive complaint line, for all products and issues pertaining to members or providers.
  • Manages inventories to ensure state guidelines are met. Responsible for making sure workflows are kept up to date with most current regulations and legislation.
  • Creates and communicates appeal policies, procedures, and outcomes with all levels of the organization.
  • Educates analysts and business units of identified issues and potential risk.Initiates and encourages open and frequent communication between constituents.
  • Dissects policies, trends, and workflows which in turn identify areas in need of improvement throughout various departments.
  • Successfully works across functions, segments, and teams to create, populate, and trend reports to find resolution to escalated cases.
  • Independently takes complete ownership of responses as findings may result in mitigating negative publicity or stopping the trigger of an external audit or fine.
  • Identify potential risks and cost implications to avoid incorrect or inaccurate responses and/or decisions which may result in additional rework, confusion to the constituents, or legal ramifications.
  • Demonstrates strong letter writing skills; drafts individual letters based on current findings, regulations and legislation

Background Experience:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a Grievance and Appeals Analyst role
  • At least 5 years of claim research knowledge or claim processing experience
  • Knowledge of tools associated with appeals and claim processing (i.e. CATS, ECHS, ASD, EPDB, SCM, WEB CCI, Plan Sponsor Tool, AST, Claims X-ten, E-policy, IOP)
  • Strong knowledge of the external review process related to DOL and state regulations
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes desired
  • Expert knowledge of the healthcare industry
  • Experience as an assistant Team Lead, Team Lead or Project Manager preferred
  • Bachelor's degree desired or equivalent work experience

Additional Job Information:
  • Independently and accurately able to multi-task projects
  • Ability to be self-sufficient while researching
  • Performing analysis and applying resources necessary to complete a final assessment of the required and appropriate action (verbal and/or written)Negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Autonomously makes decisions based upon current policies/guidelines
  • Acts decisively to ensure business continuity and with awareness of all possible implications and impact
  • Expert knowledge of clinical terminology, regulatory and accreditation requirements

Clinical Licensure:

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
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