Referral Specialist Lead

at Elevance Health in SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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Referral Specialist Lead

+ Job Family: CUS > Care Support

+ Type: Full time

+ Date Posted:Apr 16, 2024

+ Anticipated End Date:Apr 30, 2024

+ Reference: JR112277




















Referral Specialist Lead

Location: Within 50 miles of an Elevance pulse point in TN, IL, IN or CA

Hours: Monday – Friday, an 8-hour shift between the hours of 7 am -8 pm CST .

+ One weekend shift (Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 12 pm CST ) is required.

+ You will also be required to work up to two closing shifts per month from 1 pm – 9 pm CST .

The Referral Specialist Lead is responsible for providing technical guidance to Referral Specialist Reps who handle correspondence and assist callers with issues concerning contract and benefit eligibility for precertification and prior authorization of inpatient and outpatient services.

How you will make an impact:

+ Motivates and encourages Referral Specialist Reps while providing technical guidance.

+ Suggests methods to improve productivity.

+ Understands specific workflow, processes, departmental priorities and guidelines.

+ Monitors daily phone activities to exceed NMIS standards and improve customer service levels.

+ Provides direction and guidance to less experienced team members.

+ May assists manager with PTO scheduling and monitoring attendance.

+ Handles escalated and unresolved calls from less experienced team members.

+ Handles complex situations and ensures Referral Specialists Reps are directed to the appropriate resources to resolve issues.

+ Keeps team members informed of any changes.

+ Assists management by identifying areas of improvement and recommends solutions.

+ Keeps manager informed of changes or problems.

+ Keeps departmental manuals up-to-date.

+ Knowledge of health plans, including familiarity with prior authorization and precertification process.

+ Knowledge of contracts and strong knowledge of managed benefit programs.

Minimum Requirements:

+ Requires a minimum of 3+ years of experience in complex customer service or call center environment; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, and Experiences:

+ Strong leadership skills are preferred.

+ Someone with experience working in the front and back office as an RSA is preferred.

+ Understanding of Medical terminology is preferred.

+ Experience with plan specific guidelines is preferred.

+ Minimal Travel to worksite may be necessary.

  • For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $22.39 to $36.62

Locations : California

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws.

  • The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success – for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

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.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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Job Posting: JC258493782

Posted On: Apr 18, 2024

Updated On: May 15, 2024

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