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Behavioral Health QA Appeals Specialist

  • Job Family: Customer Care
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Req #: JR54799


  • North Carolina, North Carolina
  • Ohio, Ohio
  • Maryland, Maryland
  • Tennessee, Tennessee
  • New Jersey, New Jersey
  • Connecticut, Connecticut
  • Florida, Florida
  • New York, New York



Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a comprehensive employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care. Beacon Health Options is a proud member of the Elevance Health family of companies. 

Remote position

Hours: General Business hours, Monday - Friday

Required Qualifications

  • Responsible for coordinating quality review of denial and appeal notifications and system documentation.
  • Supports initiatives in accordance with state, contract and accreditation requirements.
  • Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: Monitors and evaluates clinical appeal documentation created by and for frontline staff, including reviewing, researching and investigating all types of clinical appeals.
  • Generates ideas for performance improvement, increasing member satisfaction, and improving internal policies and procedures.
  • Generates and conducts training opportunities to improve the overall clinical appeal process.
  • Investigates non-standard requests and problems to provide assistance to frontline staff and internal QA.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and submits monthly, quarterly, and annual Quality reports.
  • Coordinates contract compliance audits to include developing audit tools, incorporating state corrective actions, participating in onsite audits, compiling audit results, preparing follow up letters with results and identified corrective actions, tracking submission of corrective actions, and summarizing overall results.
  • Collaborates with Directors and Business Analysts to develop quality management measures including gathering data requirements, analyzing and verifying data, preparing final reports, and presenting findings to teams, committees and Governing Board, as needed.
  • Develops and presents training materials, generates committee agendas, guides focus groups, and facilitates project team and committee meetings. Coordinates with internal departments and prepares documents for external Quality review, and URAC and NCQA site visits.
  • Coordinates data collection for quality activities and studies, and completes annual updates of quality policies/procedures.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Requires a BA/BS; 2 years of experience in quality assurance, quality management, managed care and/or healthcare; or any combination of education and experience, which provides an equivalent background.
  • Travel may be required.

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $41,520 to $74,736 

Locations: Jersey City, NJ; New York City, NY; Ithaca, NY and Westchester County, NY

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 from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

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.

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 – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at 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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