Highmark Health Pharmacist - Utilization Management (UM) in Olympia, Washington
Job Description :
This job reviews requests for medication coverage determination for prior authorization review and appeals. Through the Utilization Review system, the incumbent evaluates clinical information provided by the physician against medical policy criteria. The incumbent then uses his/her clinical knowledge compared to the policy and physician request to make a determination. At times, the incumbent may conduct additional research beyond medical policy review to make coverage determinations.
Make coverage determinations by evaluating physician requests for prior authorization or appeals against medical policy through the Utilization Review system. Update the system records appropriately to ensure claims are properly routed and paid.
Conduct research beyond medical policy review to make decisions on medication coverage requests.
Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy
- Doctorate degree in Pharmacy
- 1 - 3 years in Pharmacy
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
- Registered Pharmacist
Oral & Written Communication Skills
General Computer Skills
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Language Requirement (other than English)
PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS
Teaches / trains others regularly
Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site
Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)
Physical work site required
Lifting: up to 10 pounds
Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds
Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds
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