Medication Assistance Advocate

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
2021-88323
Category
Pharmacy
Location
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
Address
4050 River Ridge Dr NE
Affiliate
9010 Administration
City
Cedar Rapids
Department
Patient Assistance Program
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

This position will support Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, and Dubuque, IA regions.

 

The Medication Assistance Advocate (MAA) will administer the Medication Assistance Program on behalf of the health system.  This multi-faceted role requiring expertise in Pharmacy and Billing with an understanding of Case Management and Social Work facilitates financial assistance for patients related to medications.  The MAA will qualify patients for enrollment, secure appropriate documentation, track requested and received products, track reimbursements and maintain professional working relationships with medical and hospital staff.   The Advocate will utilize database management to develop site specific reports.  This position also requires professional presentation and communication skills and a working knowledge of medications.

Responsibilities

Medication Advocate 

  • Utilization of software to run timely reports and receiving referrals from other members of the health care team. 
  • Identify funding resources for which the patient may qualify. 
  • Secure and review applicable paperwork/applications to facilitate patient enrollment in programs. 
  • Execute logistics of assistance programs including, but not limited to, product replenishment, co-pay reimbursement, payment arrangements, prescription cards, coupons, and foundations. 
  • Perform any necessary communication with patients to review all financial obligations. 
  • For follow-up, utilize software reports and other tracking tools to identify the need for a new supply of medication to be requested for a patient where an application or an action by the provider is needed, initiate the application and contact the patient and provider for authorization. 
  • Monitor postings of payments and reimbursements  
  • Track, monitor, and report metrics to Supervisor in a timely manner.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school graduate or general education degree (GED)

Experience:

  • Pharmacy Technician experience
  • Proficient with computer applications, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of medical billing and collection practices, familiarity with billing codes (i.e., HCPCS, DRGs, and CPT codes) preferred

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • As required by work site’s state Board of Pharmacy, registered as a Pharmacy Technician
  • As required by work site’s state Board of Pharmacy, Certified Pharmacy Technician

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Reads, writes, comprehends and speaks fluent English
  • Computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser,
  • Provides written and verbal communication suitable to receiver of communication

 

 

Job ID: 74026

Posted 10 days ago

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