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Director, Special Investigations

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Director, Special Investigations (3255117) Director, Special Investigations - ( 3255117 ) Mass General Brigham Health Plan is an exciting place to be within the healthcare industry. As a member of Mass General Brigham, we are on the forefront of transformation with one of the world's leading integrated healthcare systems. Together, we are providing our members with innovative solutions centered on their health needs to expand access to seamless and affordable care and coverage.Our work centers on creating an exceptional member experience - a commitment that starts with our employees. Working with some of the most accomplished professionals in healthcare today, our employees have opportunities to learn and contribute expertise within a consciously inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. We are pleased to offer competitive salaries, and a benefits package with flexible work options, career growth opportunities, and much more. -The Director, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) will report to Sr. Vice President, Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance and is responsible for supporting the prevention, detection, investigation, reporting, and when appropriate, recovery of money related to health care fraud, waste, and abuse. The SIU team will perform accurate and reliable medical review audits, analyze medical billing and codes, conduct confidential investigations related to compliance and regulatory requirements, documenting the investigation through audit reports for interview and external review which document the findings, and reporting issues of non-compliance in accordance with all laws and regulations. In addition, this position will review claims, look for patterns of potential fraud, waste and/or abuse and interact with medical providers to request medical records for investigations.The Director, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is responsible for management and oversight of the Special Investigations Unit. The Director, SIU trains staff, assigns work, and resolves complex issues to ensure accurate, cost effective and compliant operations. This position is responsible for reviewing and approving work product for all levels of investigators, both clinical and non-clinical. The Director, SIU will also determine outcomes of SIU referrals during triage, as well as provide guidance to all investigators related to their investigative case plans. This position also monitors staff and departmental productivity and efficiency, while adjusting workflows/staff assignments as needed. Additionally, the Director, SIU supports the day-to-day operations and focused initiatives. This individual may function as the liaison between clinical suppliers and the SIU as it relates to the Special Investigations Unit.Principal Duties and Responsibilities: -
--- Provides oversight and review of the SIU referral intake and investigation process while giving guidance and direction to team on case investigation steps and actions.
--- Works with leadership to maintain and revise policies and procedures, fraud, waste, and abuse plans, annual audit work plans, including department guidance memos, and educational materials.
--- Identifies opportunities for improvement through the audit process and provide recommendations for system enhancement to augment investigative outcomes and performance.
--- Accurately tracks, reports, and follows up on overpayments and recoveries.
--- Leads business requirement process and reporting to ensure proper and timely notification of case activity to the appropriate regulatory and/or law enforcement agency.
--- Provides direct accountability for SIU case inventory management.
--- Monitors and evaluates the quality, timeliness, and accuracy of team processes.
--- Ensures that all SIU recoveries are processed accurately and in a timely manner in compliance with the MCO contracts.
--- Coordinates with SIU team and gathers documentation related to requests from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of healthcare fraud and abuse matters.
--- Ensures that investigations progress with minimal delays, as well as provides guidance to meet State expectations as well as possible State incentives based on timeliness of investigations and referrals.
--- Maintains current, in-depth knowledge of all Mass General Brigham Health Plan benefits, payment policies, provider network, configuration issues, Medicaid, and Medicare billing practices.
--- Responsible for maintaining accurate and consistent updated SIU policies, processes and procedures and related training manuals.
--- Responsible for staff hiring, work allocation and scheduling, training and professional development, performance management and related supervisory activities.
--- Responsible for leading triage meetings, as well as determining outcomes of each lead.
--- Review all requests to open investigations, fraud referrals, corrective action plans and provider letters to ensure quality, accuracy, and clarity before submission to States for approval.
--- Provide guidance to all investigators related to investigative case plans.
--- Managing SIU work queues, as well as ensuring SIU appeals are resolved timely.
--- Collaborates with other department supervisors in the planning, development, and coordination of department specific and cross-functional initiatives.
--- Facilitates team meetings as well as clinical supplier meetings and may lead and represent the SIU in various state FWA related regulatory meetings.
--- Identifies, communicates, and escalates issues on a timely basis.
--- Independently problem solves programmatic issues and implements appropriate solutions.
--- Develops and oversees the production of standard KPI reports to monitor and report on overall department metrics and inventory management.
--- Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments.
--- Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated as a guiding principle.
--- Persist in accomplishing objectives to consistently achieve results despite any obstacles and setbacks that arise.
--- Build strong relationships and infrastructures that designate Mass General Brigham Health Plan as a people-first organization.
--- Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation. Qualifications: ---- Bachelor's degree required or the equivalent combination of training and experience, plus 5-7 years of related experience.
--- Minimum of 6 years' experience in a health care payer setting and/or in a health care fraud control setting
--- Health care coding certification (CPC or CCS) required.
--- Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (AHFI) certification or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) required.
--- Master's degree preferred.
--- 5-6 years' experience in the Managed Care industry, Medicaid or Medicaid Managed care fraud detection unit preferred.Skills/Abilities/Competencies: ---- Demonstrate Mass General Brigham Health Plans core brand principles of always listening, challenging conventions, and providing value. -
--- Bring fresh ideas forward by listening to and working with employees and the people we serve. -
--- Respect the talent and unique contributions of every individual and treat all people in a fair and equitable manner.
--- Strong, demonstrated track record of an ability to execute on time, on budget, and on scope. -
--- Strong aptitude for technology-based solutions. -
--- Ability to inject energy, when and where it's needed.
--- Current in healthcare trends.
--- Demonstrated forward, visionary thinking; ability to see "what is" and envision "what could be."
--- Ability to develop, introduce, defend, and gain support for a new ideas and approaches. -
--- Excellent leadership skills and leadership track record.
--- Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience, strong executive presence, presentation, and communication skills. Strong verbal, active listening, and written communication skills required.
--- Ability to view the long-range trends and cycles of the business and industry and see the "big picture." -
--- Ability to apply a variety of strategic frameworks to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions.
--- Ability to challenge the status quo and drive innovative thinking and the capability to successfully implement strategy. -
--- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others at all levels of an organization.
--- Strong EQ; exercises self-awareness; monitors impact on others; is receptive to and seeks out feedback; uses self-discipline to adjust to feedback.
--- Unquestionable integrity.
- Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. - Primary Location MA-Somerville-MGB Health Plan at Assembly Row Work Locations MGB Health Plan at Assembly Row Job Organization Mass General Brigham Health Plan Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Employee Status Regular Recruiting Department MGB Health Plan Regulatory Affairs

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Somerville , Director, Special Investigations, Accounting, Auditing , Somerville, Massachusetts

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