Associate Utilization Review Specialist *Remote* Job at Providence Health & Services, Beaverton, OR

  • Providence Health & Services
  • Beaverton, OR

Job Description

Providence Health Plan caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

Providence Health Plan is calling an Associate Utilization Review Specialist who will:

  • Be responsible for all core functions in one or more of the following clinical teams:

  • Prior-authorization (PA)

  • Concurrent Review (CCR)

  • SNF

  • Clinical Claims

  • Coordinate and execute the medical review and research functions required to support all teams listed above

  • Investigate, review, and prepare all requests for coverage for all lines of business (LOB) in multiple applications (Facets, CIM, CareAdvance, Workforce, internal OneNote workflows, etc.) while using multiple resources to support the review (Medical Policies, KMS, Benefit Grids, Handbooks, CES/JAMA coding configuration, etc.)

  • Critically assess and prepare all cases for RN/MD review of coverage (medical necessity, eligibility, network status, regulatory)

  • Uses appropriate resources and sound judgement to review and approve specific service requests based on deep understanding of medical service requested, CPT/HCPCS codes, and plan design. Authorizes payment of select medical services

  • Provide research, assessment, and proposed resolution of operational issues as they relate to coverage policy, correct coding (CP/HCSPCS, Dx., DRG), regulations, and other coverage rules

  • Take incoming phone calls from providers and members regarding clinical operational plan functions with an ability to research and follow-up on unique medical and coding requests and plan processes for all lines of business

  • Responsible for ensuring service review requests and clinical inquiries are complete and adjudicated to meet regulatory and compliance requirements, including timeliness

  • Consult, or triage to, appropriate subject matter experts internally and across departments

  • Work in a fast-paced environment with strict compliance and turn-around-times for all work metrics (medical and coding review requests, call centers, research briefs, provider resolutions)

Providence welcome 100% remote work for residents who reside in the following States:

  • Oregon

  • Washington

  • California

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Health-related field of study -OR- a combination of equivalent education and experience

  • 2+ years' experience in healthcare related field

  • 1+ years' experience researching and resolving complex problems that require critical thinking

  • 2+ years' experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • 2+ years' experience prioritizing and resolving issues to meet timelines and quality metrics

  • 1+ years' experience working with database management and spreadsheets

  • 6+ months experience working with phone systems, call center phone volumes and multi-line communication systems

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 3+years' experience in a healthcare related field

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 293782
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Health Information Management
Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift:
Career Track: Business Professional
Address: OR Beaverton 3601 SW Murray Blvd
Work Location: Murray Business Ctr Beaverton-Beaverton
Pay Range: $27.86 - $43.46
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Local area, Shift work,

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