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Grievance and Appeals Coordinator - Texas STAR Kids

Primary Location: Dallas, TX
Additional Locations: TX-Dallas, TX-Ennis, TX-Grand Prairie, TX-Greenville, TX-Irving, TX-McKinney, TX-Plano, TX-Terrell
At Aetna Better Health of Texas, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health. By taking a total and connected approach to health, we guide and support our members so they can get more out of life, every day. We are looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, you’ll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of Texas STAR Kids members. We value diversity and are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals.

The Grievances and Appeals Coordinator is responsible for managing to resolution grievance/appeals scenarios for all Medicaid products, which may contain multiple issues and, may require coordination of responses from multiple business units. Ensure timely, customer focused response to complaints/appeals. Identify trends and emerging issues and report and recommend solutions.

Fundamental Components:
  • Research incoming electronic complaints/appeals to identify if appropriate for unit based upon published business responsibilities. Identify correct resource and reroute inappropriate work items that do not meet complaint/appeal criteria.
  • Research Plan Sponsor claim fiduciary responsibility, assemble data used in making the denial determination, assemble, summarize and send to Plan Sponsor contact.
  • Research Standard Medicaid Plan Designs or Certification of Coverage pertinent to the member to determine accuracy/appropriateness of benefit/administrative denial.
  • Research claim processing logic to verify accuracy of claim payment, member eligibility data, billing/payment status, prior to initiation of appeal process.
  • Identify and research all components within member or provider/practitioner complaints/appeals for all products and services.
  • Triage incomplete components of complaints/appeals to appropriate subject matter expert within another business unit(s) for resolution response content to be included in final resolution response.
  • Responsible for coordination of all components of complaints/appeals including final communication to member/provider for final resolution and closure.
  • Serve as a technical resource to colleagues on claim research, SPD/COC interpretation, letter content, state or federal regulatory language, triaging of complaint/appeal issues, and similar situations requiring a higher level of expertise.
  • Identifies trends and emerging issues and reports on and gives input on potential solutions. Follow up to assure complaint/appeal is handled within established timeframe to meet company and regulatory requirements.
  • Act as single point of contact for the Executive complaints and appeals and Department of Insurance, Department of Health or Attorney General complaints or appeals on behalf of members or providers, as assigned.

Background Experience:
  • Experience in reading or researching benefit language in SPDs, COCs, Uniform Managed Care Contract, Texas Insurance Code,or Texas Administration Code.
  • 1-2 years’ experience that includes Medicaid and/or Medicare, products, and benefits; patient management; product or contract drafting; compliance and regulatory analysis; special investigations; provider relations; customer service or audit experience.
  • Experience in research and analysis of claim processing a plus.
  • Experience with Texas Medicaid regulatory requirements a plus.
  • Ability to meet demands of a high paced environment with tight turnaround times.
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions based upon Aetna's current policies/guidelines.
  • Collaborative working relationships.
  • Thorough knowledge of member and provider appeal policies.
  • Strong analytical skills focusing on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of clinical terminology, regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated proficiency is required in order to navigate through internal/external computer systems, and MS Office Suite applications, including Word and Excel. Strong keyboard and mouse skills required.
  • High School or GED equivalent required.
  • College coursework or degree is preferred/a plus.
  • Pediatric/adolescent experience is preferred
To view all open Texas Star Kids positions please visit: Texas Star Kids

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:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


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