MEDICAID ANALYST 1

State of Louisiana


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Baton Rouge, LA
Salary: $2,309 - $4,453 / month
Contract type: Full time
State of Louisiana
Supplemental Information

This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health / Medical Vendor Administration / Eligibility Field Operations / Statewide

Announcement Number: MVA/CSH/163437
Cost Center: 30522050400
Position Number(s): TBA

This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Job appointment, Probationary appointment or Promotional appointment

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

“Applicants who are within 90 days of graduating with a bachelor\'s degree may be eligible for this position.”

Working Job Description: The Medicaid Analyst (MA) is a position responsible for acquiring extensive knowledge of Medicaid policy and procedures and using same to make timely and accurate Medicaid eligibility determinations. The MA is responsible for providing eligibility assistance to members and applicants in the manner of their choosing which may be electronic, by mail, by email, in person, or most often by phone. This position requires competency of web-based programs. Work conditions are a combination of sedentary work on a computer and assistance to members by phone in a call-center format. The ideal candidate is an individual who works independently, is detail-oriented, has excellent customer service skills, can perform routine activities, is attentive to deadlines, and is a team player. Medicaid eligibility is fundamental to the overall Medicaid program, and mastery of eligibility policy and procedure may provide a path for career growth in the health insurance field.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Medicaid Analyst 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Medicaid Analyst 2 is $57, 179. The maximum salary for the Medicaid Analyst 3 is $70,117.Please refer to the \'Job Specifications\' tab located at the top of the LA Careers \'Current Job Opportunities\' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Casey Hickman
[email protected]
LDH/HUMAN RESOURCES
BATON ROUGE, LA 70821

This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree will substitute for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

NOTE: An applicant may be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver\'s license at time of appointment.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To make initial and continuing determination, under close supervision, as to clients\' eligibility for all Medicaid programs.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Entry.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Medicaid Analysts typically report to a Medicaid Analyst Supervisor. May receive supervision from higher level personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of Health and Hospitals, Medical Vendor Administration.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Medicaid Analyst 2 by the presence of close supervision and the absence of independent action.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Under close supervision, the entry level Medicaid Analyst learns to perform the following duties:

Conducts interviews with clients and makes other necessary collateral contacts for verification in determining eligibility for Medicaid Programs.

Examines application packets for timeliness, completeness, and appropriateness prior to authorization of reimbursement.

Makes decisions on complex eligibility factors and determines level of benefits for federal and state funded programs as a result of the rolldown procedure.

Interprets and applies complex federal, state, and agency policies for each program.

Conducts special investigations and compiles reports concerning fraud and location of absent parents.

Counsels and refers potentially eligible recipients or applicants to other agencies.

Contacts individuals, companies, businesses, local, state and federal agencies as needed to obtain or to verify information.

Records findings, recommendations, and services provided; completes case record forms and necessary correspondence in connection with assigned cases.

Benefits

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to \"make a difference\" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements - The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage - Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State\'s own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation - As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year\'s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran\'s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( ), Teacher\'s Retirement System of Louisiana ( ), Louisiana School Employees\' Retirement System ( ), among others. LASERS has provided this to give you more detailed information about their system.

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