Anthem Behavioral Health Care Manager I (Utilization Management experience) - Overland Park, Kansas City, or Lawrence, KS - PS1838 in Overland Park, Kansas

Behavioral Health Care Manager I (Utilization Management experience) - Overland Park, Kansas City, or Lawrence, KS - PS1838

Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Field: Medical

Requisition #: PS1838

Post Date: Jul 06, 2018

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.

Location: Overland Park, Kansas City, or Lawrence, KS

The Behavioral Health Care Manager is responsible for managing psychiatric and substance abuse or substance abuse disorder facility-based and outpatient professional treatment health benefits through telephonic or written review.

Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Uses appropriate screening criteria knowledge and clinical judgment to assess member needs to ensure access to medically necessary quality behavioral healthcare in a cost effective setting in accordance with UM Clinical Guidelines and contract.

  • Refers cases to Peer Reviewers as appropriate.

  • Performs psychiatric and substance abuse or substance abuse disorder assessment coordination implementation case planning monitoring and evaluating to promote quality member outcomes to optimize member health benefits and to promote effective use of health benefits and community resources.

  • Requires MS or MA in social work counseling or a related behavioral health field or a degree in nursing; 3 years of experience with facility-based and/or outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse or substance abuse disorder treatment; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Current active unrestricted license as an LCPC, LCSW, LSCSW, LCMFT, LPC, or Clinical Psychologist to practice as a health professional within the scope of licensure in applicable states or territory of the United States required.

  • Previous experience in case management/utilization management with a broad range of experience with complex psychiatric/substance abuse cases preferred.

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word) experience preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skill preferred.

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