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Coordinator - Utilization Management

Monterey Park, California
Job Type
5 Aug 2022

The Utilization Management Coordinator is responsible for supporting clinical, management, and client activities that comprising the UM Program. The Utilization Management Coordinator must be proficient in all UM processes such as and understanding of the CCS process, what requires precertification from health plan, Division of Financial Responsibilities, Delegation agreements and Health Plan contracts. The UM Coordinator will ensure we are processing quality referrals in a timely manner meeting the health plan standards.


Comply with all UM policies and procedures. Annual review of selected UM policies.
Process Routine, Urgent & Retro treatment authorization requests according to the NMM Policy & Procedure and Health Plan turn-around time standards. NMM will use these timeframes for consistency
Pharmacy requests 24 hrs
Urgent 72 hrs- Calendar days
Routines 5 days- Business days
Maintain understanding of business rules and regulatory requirements pertaining to UM processes and operations
Accurately review, screen and process daily assigned UM referrals (average 200 referrals/day) in accordance with IPA and health plan TAT guidelines
Coordinator will check that all required fields are completed correctly. If missing DX and or CPT a call will be made to the provider while they are screening.
Coordinators will use level 1 guidelines to release referrals that meet specific business rules
If benefit check required document what specifics are to be checked
If referral requires clinical review or are above a Level 1 guideline, the referral is sent to the nurse queue for review. Urgent and or Routine nurse queues.
Contact the provider office as needed for clarification of ICD 10 or CPT codes and or to request medical records.
Maintain high level of accuracy when processing referrals. Random audits will be done to verify.
Responsible for verification to include but not limited to: benefit matrix through DOFR, eligibility, provider status (contracted/non-contracted), CCS, carved out and others.
Responsible for obtaining authorization approvals from the appropriate physician assigned to that IPA.
Monitor reports to ensure that the coordinators are meeting the established TAT.
Work the inquiry emails to respond to UM questions from Member services or provider relations.
If assigned to work the Medical Director queue, the coordinator will process as per the Medical Directors


Coordinator will release those that are approved
Coordinator will populate the required fields for the denial and or redirection and forward to the denial team to process the request.
Attend to provider and interdepartmental calls in accordance with exceptional customer service
Ability to keep high level of confidence and discretion when dealing with sensitive matters relating to

providers and members.

Report any issues to Supervisor and or Manager.

Maintains strictest confidentiality at all times.


Back up to Supervisor or Manager when he or she is not available.
Maybe required to cover occasional weekend and or holiday to maintain our required TAT.
Attend to provider and interdepartmental calls in accordance with exceptional customer service
Maintain good relationships with health plans and medical directors and external contacts.
Performs other duties, projects and actions as assigned
Team-player, assist others as needed in order to comply with TAT.
Support departmental initiatives such as policy/procedure review, audit preparation
Other duties as assigned



High School Diploma or GED
Experience with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint


A minimum of two years experienced in managed care environment to include but not limited to an IPA or MSO preferred
Experience using EZCAP

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  • Job Reference: 678578047-2
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: ApolloMed
  • Location: Monterey Park, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent