//Quality Assurance Analyst – Medicare Appeals

Quality Assurance Analyst – Medicare Appeals

2021-03-30T22:10:44+00:00March 30th, 2021|

Summary:

Perform evaluations of Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) redeterminations; Medicare FFS, Part D and Part C Qualified Independent Contractors (QICs) operations and decisions; Medicare FFS, Part D and Part C Decision Letters, and Part C and Part D IRE database reviews, to determine the MAC and QIC adherence with their task order statement of work in accordance with CMS rules, regulations and policy guidance.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Attend Pre-Audit Training at the QICs that includes discussion of lessons learned, changes, common challenges and what to expect during the audit process
  • Perform on-site and/or remote evaluations not less than one business week in length at each of the FFS, Part C and Part D QICs
  • Perform remote audits of the FFS MACs redetermination case files
  • Evaluate the QIC reconsideration decisions to determine quality, accuracy, consistency and timeliness
  • Evaluate the MAC redetermination decisions to determine quality, accuracy and consistency
  • Verify an adequate rationale for the decision is provided by the QIC and MAC
  • Evaluate all types of cases within the IRE databases based on requirements within the Part C and Part D QIC’s SOW task orders, as well as any additional requirements supplied by CMS for consistency, accuracy and timeliness
  • Attend required meetings and workgroups as needed to discuss procedural changes, share trends, review information on specific case files, and discuss issues or questions
  • Utilize encrypted storage devices (e.g., CDs, flash drive, networks) that contain case file documentation
  • Utilize a modular application tool to document detailed evaluation finding
  • Meet productivity and quality assurance standards

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, related work experience
  • Two (2) or more years of Medicare Appeals experience
  • Quality assurance experience
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite such as SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • A minimum of 10% travel may be required on the East Coast

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