AmeriHealth Caritas Senior Pharmacy Services Techician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Senior Pharmacy Services Techician

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Telecommuter?: Yes

ID**: 14340

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At AmeriHealth Caritas, we’re passionate about helping people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. As one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions, we offer our associates the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our national footprint of products, services and award-winning programs. AmeriHealth Caritas is seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team. Together we can build healthier communities. If you want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience. We deliver comprehensive, outcomes-driven care to those who need it most. We offer integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Discover more about us at www.amerihealthcaritas.com .

Responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Pharmacy Prior Authorization Technicians, the Senior Pharmacy Services Technician assists in the prior authorization process.

  • Assists Pharmacy Prior Authorization Supervisor in the daily activities of the pharmacy prior authorization process involving clinical decisions and issues.

  • Works with Supervisor in responding to internal and external audits. Pulls requested files and reviews for completeness. Identifies deficiencies and notifies Supervisor of missing/incomplete information. Follows up with staff to correct information and bring files into compliance. Prepares and mails requested audit data to appropriate parties within established timeframes.

  • Conducts internal quality assurance audits (e.g. member appeals, prior authorization status, turnaround statistics, etc.). Provides Supervisor with audit results for review and action. Assists in the implementing and tracking changes to internal processes and procedures.

  • Reviews and approves physician inquiries for pre-authorization and medical necessity requests based on established pharmacy guidelines and contract criteria.

  • Supports Fraud and Abuse program system oversight by reviewing medication utilization records. Communicates any suspected fraud discovered. Recommends course of action for providers where patterns appears outside of guidelines and generally accepted pharmacy standards.

  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes in the pharmacy industry and incorporates knowledge in the performance of job duties. Identifies problems in process/procedures or services and makes recommendations for improvements. Maintains a balance of productivity, quality and timeliness of job accountabilities. Participates in department self-audit procedures for on-going evaluation of service.

  • Maintains and updates internal databases. Enters application information, prior authorizations and other relevant data. Ensures database information and appended files are current and accessible to staff. Generates reports and other information requested on a scheduled/as needed basis.

  • Creates and supports an environment which fosters teamwork, cooperation, respect and diversity. Establishes and maintains positive communication and professional demeanor with internal and external business partners at all times.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Attends required training on an annual basis.

  • Adheres to AMFC policies and procedures.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Current PTCB, NCCT or ExCPT Certificate required

  • Minimum three (3) years of Pharmacy Technician experience required

  • Prefer PBM, managed care, hospital pharmacy, LTC pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, and/or retail pharmacy experience

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