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Claims Examiner II (Temporary)

Job Category:  Claims
Department:  Claims Integrity
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  8627

 

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

As a condition of employment, L.A. Care requires a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement includes our remote workforce. If you would like to request an exemption, L.A. Care has implemented a process to consider exemptions, for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. L.A. Care will review all exemption requests prior to proceeding with the recruitment process.

Job Summary

The Claims Examiner II is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of direct contract and delegated claims per regulatory and contractual guidelines, which includes: 


Processing claims for all lines of business.

 

Process all claims type as needed.

 

Monitoring itemized billings for excessive charges, duplications.

 

Ensuring that all work meets quality guidelines and is performed within acceptable time frames.

 

Reviewing claims for required information, pending claims when necessary, maintaining a follow-up system, and updating and releasing pending claims when indicated.

 

Meeting and exceeding performance measurements for Claim Examiners as required by the department to meet regulatory compliance.

 

Assisting management with onsite training as needed.

 

Assist Claims Examiner III as needed for special requests.

Duties

Process incoming claims: Determine correct level of reimbursement based on established criteria, provider contract, participating provider group, health plan and regulatory provisions; Process all claims eligible Or ineligible for payment accurately and conforming to quality, production standards and specifications in a timely manner; Document provider claims/billing forms to support payments/decisions. Negotiate reimbursement amounts for out-of-network claims; Identify dual coverage, Potential third party savings/recovery; Maintain department databases used for report production and tracking on-going work; Claims will be processed within the contractual and/or regulatory time frames within or less than 45 working days and as supported by the departmental policies. (60%)

 

Perform special projects and ad-hoc reporting as necessary. Projects will be complete and reports will be generated within the specific time frame agreed upon at the time of assignment. (15%)

 

Assist management with in-house and on-site training as offered to employees, contracted partners and providers. (5%)

 

Work with internal departments to resolve issues preventing claims processing or enhancing processing capabilities. May assist in testing, changing, analyzing and reporting of specific enhancements. (5%)

 

Attend meetings as required. Claims Department/Operations Division will be represented at internal and external meetings. (5%)

 

Perform other duties as assigned. (10%)

Education Required

High School Diploma/or High School Equivalency Certificate

Education Preferred

Associate's Degree

Experience

Required:
At least 0-2 years of healthcare claims processing experience in a managed care environment. 

 

Preferred:
Previous Medi-Cal or Medicare claims processing experience and knowledge of AB1455 regulations.

Skills

Required:
Ability to operate PC-based software programs or automated database management systems. 

 

Strong communication skills with excellent analytical and problem solving skills. 

 

Ability to self-manage in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment. 

 

Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, standard claims forms and physician billing coding, ability to read/interpret contracts, standard reference materials (PDR, CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS), and complete product and Coordination Of Benefits (COB) knowledge. 

 

Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Additional Information

 

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Sick Leave

 

At L.A. Care, we value our team members’ safety. In order to keep our work locations safe, each employee is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering any L.A. Care location each day. L.A. Care and all of its staff are required to comply with all state and local masking orders. Therefore, when on-site at any L.A. Care location, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Medicare, Claims, Healthcare, Insurance

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