LTSS Service Coordinator (Assessor)
Location: Work @ Home with local travel (travel up to 90% of the time). Candidate must live in commutable distance to Cedar Rapids, IA.
Amerigroup is a proud member of Elevance Health’s family of brands, offering Medicaid and Medicare plans in several states. We also provide administrative services to Medicaid plans in partnership with blue cross blue shield plans.
The LTSS Service Coordinator (Assessor) is responsible for overall management of member's individual service plan within the scope of position, as required by applicable state law and contract; develops, monitors, and revises the member's service plan to meet the member's needs, with the goal of optimizing member health care across the care continuum.
Primary duties may include but are not limited to:
Responsible for performing face to face program assessments (using various tools with pre-defined questions) for identification, applying motivational interviewing techniques for evaluations, coordination, and management of an individual’s waiver (such as LTSS/IDD), and BH or PH needs.
Uses tools and pre-defined identification process, identifies members with potential clinical health care needs (including, but not limited to, potential for high-risk complications, addresses gaps in care) and coordinates those member’s cases (serving as the single point of contact) with the clinical healthcare management and interdisciplinary team in order to provide care coordination support.
Manages non-clinical needs of members with chronic illnesses, co-morbidities, and/or disabilities, to ensure cost effective and efficient utilization of long-term services and supports.
At the direction of the member, documents their short and long-term service and support goals in collaboration with the member’s chosen care team that may include, caregivers, family, natural supports, service providers, and physicians.
Identifies members that would benefit from an alternative level of service or other waiver programs.
May also serve as mentor, subject matter expert or preceptor for new staff, assisting in the formal training of associates, and may be involved in process improvement initiatives.
Submits utilization/authorization requests to utilization management with documentation supporting and aligning with the individual’s care plan.
Responsible for reporting critical incidents to appropriate internal and external parties such as state and county agencies (Adult Protective Services, Law Enforcement).
Assists and participates in appeal or fair hearings, member grievances, appeals, and state audits.
Requires BA/BS degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with a social work agency; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.
Specific education, years, and type of experience may be required based upon state law and contract requirements.
Travels to worksite and other locations as necessary.
Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:
BA/BS degree field of study in health care related field preferred.
Proficient in navigating computers preferred.
Waivers program experience preferred.
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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
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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.
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