Pharmacist - Utilization Management

Job ID: J124311
Company: Highmark Inc
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jun 1, 2018

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Description

JOB SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy
  • Doctorate degree in Pharmacy

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 1 - 3 years in Pharmacy

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • Registered Pharmacist

SKILLS

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • General Computer Skills
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Compliance
  • Prioritizing

Language Requirement (other than English)

None

Travel Required

None

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-Based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Rarely

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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