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As a Health Plan Quality of Care Master Social Worker you will support our Banner Health Plans. Banner Health Complete Care- a plan that will be focused on the integration of physical health and behavioral health. We are known nationally as an innovative leader in new health care models, where insurance plans and physicians come together to work collaboratively to make things easier for the member. The division serves over 500,000 members in our community.
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Banner Health Network (BHN) is an accountable care organization that joins Arizona's largest health care provider, Banner Health, and an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare solutions for Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County. Through BHN, known nationally as an innovative leader in new health care models, insurance plans and physicians are coming together to work collaboratively to keep members in optimal health, while reducing costs.
This position coordinates the investigation of quality of care concerns for Banner University Health Plan members that have been referred to the Quality Management Department for review and resolution.
1. Investigates referred Quality of Care concerns, including medical record documentation review, obtaining provider responses, preparation of acknowledgment and closure correspondence, tracking cases in database.
2. Prepares Quality of Care cases and presents cases to Medical Director for review.
3. Assists in the development and implementation of the Organization wide Banner University Health Plan Quality of Care training program.
4. Communicates the results of the monitoring and evaluation process to QOC Medical Director, QM Director and QOC Supervisor.
5. Identifies potential risk management FWA and Compliance issues during process of quality review for referral to the Risk Management and other appropriate staff.
6. This position makes decisions that facilitate smooth coordination of care to ensure member's care needs are met while maintaining quality standards in a financially responsible manner. Performs independently.
Two years of clinical experience in an acute care or outpatient setting; at least one year of experience working in a quality management role in an outpatient or inpatient setting and strong healthcare knowledge is also required.
Requires a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW); a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or an Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) or a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC). An equivalent license applies to states that do not recognize an LCSW or others as specified; therefore, the employee must possess a Master's Degree and be a Licensed Social Worker, Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or Substance Abuse Counselor.
Knowledge of National Medicare and State AHCCCS regulations is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical, problem solving, concurrent and retrospective data management and computer skills are necessary.
The ability to identify variances from protocol and the ability to work independently to identify, develop, monitor, evaluate, report and perform ongoing, objective, cyclic, and systematic QI indicator data, and the ability to establish good working relationships with all levels of BUHP support staff, providers, administrative staff and all other internal and external customers.
A CPHQ is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.