Aetna Grievance & Appeals Analyst in W. Sacramento, California

Req ID: 50155BR


Aetna Better Health of California is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. The Grievance and Appeals Analyst is responsible for managing to resolution grievances and appeals scenarios for all products, which may contain multiple issues and, may require coordination of responses from multiple business units. This position ensures timely, customer focused response to grievances/appeals; identifies trends and emerging issues and reports and recommends solutions. Qualified candidates must have previous experience with a medical insurance company.


This role is mandatory in office, preferred onsite in San Diego, CA but open to our West Sacramento, CA office as well.


Research incoming electronic complaints/appeals to identify if appropriate for unit based upon published business responsibilities. Identify correct resource and reroute inappropriate work items that do not meet complaint/appeal criteria. () -Research Plan Sponsor claim fiduciary responsibility, assemble data used in making the denial determination, assemble, summarize and send to Plan Sponsor contact. () -Research Standard Plan Design or Certification of Coverage pertinent to the member to determine accuracy/appropriateness of benefit/administrative denial. () -Research claim processing logic to verify accuracy of claim payment, member eligibility data, billing/payment status, prior to initiation of appeal process. Identify and research all components within member or provider/practitioner complaints/appeals for all products and services. () -Triage incomplete components of complaints/appeals to appropriate subject matter expert within another business unit(s) for resolution response content to be included in final resolution response. () -Responsible for coordination of all components of complaints/appeals including final communication to member/provider for final resolution and closure. () -Serve as a technical resource to colleagues on claim research, SPD/COC interpretation, letter content, state or federal regulatory language, triaging of complaint/appeal issues, and similar situations requiring a higher level of expertise. () -Identifies trends and emerging issues and reports on and gives input on potential solutions. -Follow up to assure complaint/appeal is handled within established timeframe to meet company and regulatory requirements. () -Act as single point of contact for the Executive complaints and appeals and Department of Insurance, Department of Health or Attorney General complaints or appeals on behalf of members or providers, as assigned.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE Minimum of 1-2 years experience that includes both HMO and Traditional commercial healthcare plans; compliance and regulatory analysis; special investigations; provider relations; customer service or audit experience is required. Minimum of 1-2 years experience with a medical insurance company is required. Experience in research and analysis of grievances OR appeals processing is a plus. Experience reading or researching benefit language in SPDs/COCs. Advanced technical skills with MS Office Suite applications and keyboard navigation skills are required. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Managed care experience is a plus.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent experience.


Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Complaints, Grievance & Appeals/1-3 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Legislative and regulatory compliance/1-3 Years

Functional - Customer Service/FE Complaints, grievances & appeals/1-3 Years

Functional - Claims/Claim processing - Medical or Hospital- HMO/1-3 Years

Functional - Administration / Operations/FE Correspondence / Reports/1-3 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/1-3 Years/End User


Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

Service/Creating a Differentiated Service Experience/ADVANCED


General Business/Maximizing Work Practices/ADVANCED

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/FOUNDATION


Are you ready to join a company that is changing the face of health care across the nation? Aetna Better Health of California is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, youll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our population. Our vision incorporates community-based health care that works. We value diversity. Align your career goals with Aetna Better Health of California, and we will support you all the way.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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