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Licensed Clinician, Senior

Company: Blue Shield of California
Location: Cypress
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Your Role
The Behavioral Health Utilization Management team performs prospective, concurrent, retrospective utilization reviews and first level determination approvals for members using BSC evidenced based guidelines, policies, and nationally recognized clinal criteria across multiple lines of business. The Licensed Clinician, Senior, will report to the Manager of Behavioral Health Utilization Management (BH UM). In this role you will conduct clinical review of mental health and substance use authorization requests at various levels of care for medical necessity, coding accuracy, medical policy compliance and contract compliance.
Your Work
In this role, you will:

  • Perform prospective, concurrent and retrospective utilization reviews and first level determination approvals for members using BSC evidenced based guidelines, policies and nationally recognized clinal criteria across lines of business or for a specific line of business such as Medicare as needed
  • Ensure discharge (DC) planning at levels of care appropriate for the members needs and acuity; prepare and present cases to Medical Director (MD) for medical director oversight and necessity determination
  • Develop and review member centered documentation and correspondence reflecting determinations in compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and identify potential quality of care issues, service or treatment delays and intervenes or as clinically appropriate
  • Provide information to facilities and providers regarding community treatment resources, mental health care management programs, company policies and procedures, and medical necessity criteria
  • Interact with Physician Advisors to discuss clinical questions and concerns regarding specific cases
  • Actively participate in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings and case consultations with Licensed Manager
  • Recognize the members right to self-determination as it relates to the ethical principle of autonomy, including the members/family's right to make informed choices that may not promote the best outcomes, as determined by the healthcare team -
  • Support team through consistent and successful caseload management and workload to achieve team goals, regulatory timelines, and accreditation standards
    Your Knowledge and Experience

    • Requires a current CA LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed psychologist
    • Requires at least 5 years of prior experience in healthcare related field
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point, and the ability to learn and utilize multiple systems/databases -
    • Excellent analytical, communication skills, written skills, time management, and organizational skills -
    • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, positive attitude, and high level of initiative
    • Requires understanding of behavioral health utilization management including application of multiple standardized clinical criteria sets including but not limited to MCG guidelines, nonprofit association guidelines, and various Medicare guidelines
    • Ability to identify problems and works towards problem resolution independently, seeking guidance as needed

      Pay Range:
      The pay range for this role is: $ 87230.00 to $ 130900.00 for California.
      Please note that this range represents the pay range for this and many other positions at Blue Shield that fall into this pay grade. Blue Shield salaries are based on a variety of factors, including the candidate's experience, location (California, Bay area, or outside California), and current employee salaries for similar roles.

Keywords: Blue Shield of California, Cypress , Licensed Clinician, Senior, Other , Cypress, California

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