Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:
Job Posting closes: 03/16/2020
Required documents uploaded by: 03/16/2020
Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
Our agency head is Secretary Lee Norman, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Jan 2019. We are made up for three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health care finance (which includes KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof. This allows us to take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all Kansans.
About the Position:
Who can apply: Anyone (External)
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
Hourly Pay Range: $14.30
Note: Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.
Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
Sick & Vacation leave
Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
Paid State Holidays
Fitness Centers in select locations
Employee discounts with the STAR Program
Retirement and deferred compensation programs
Infant at work program
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
This Program Specialist (K0221862) position is responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining cases for applicants requesting medical benefits. Manage all case types including inmate, pre-release, reconsideration, and urgent medical need. Research KHIN for medical evidence and release to file in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Accurate data entry. Review supporting documentation provided by applicants and use independent judgement to request medical evidence from multiple sources. Perform timely follow up’s and secondary development to prepare cases for adjudication within the 90-day program requirement. Investigate the applicant circumstances using available computer systems and databases, including utilizing the Social Security interface to review each case for a change in adjudication. Researching records provided by the applicant or medical rep/facilitators to provide information regarding additional medical sources or information.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Process medical and vocational documents received through personal workflow queue. Review requested records for completeness and obtain missing documentation for the applicant of referring agency. Advise suspension of inactive cases. Daily contact with medical providers, facilitators, or social workers to obtain detailed information for the case and/or appropriate medical documentations. Confidential correspondence with applicant and referring agencies. Case actions are documented in the PMDT databases correctly routing the file on to the examiner for adjudication. Extract invoices from records and prepare them for payment processing. Document case decisions in the KEES system via journal/memo notes, tasks set, and email. Complete case closure in the PMDT database. This is a case load carrying position in a great work environment in a small department. We process disability cases for Medicaid for the State of Kansas. This work requires good organization and prioritizing skills as well as strong attention to detail and followup. The Program Specialist is responsible for obtaining medical evidence for cases.
For the full job description please contact the recruiter listed below.
High School or GED
One-year experience in a medical setting. One year of experience interacting with clients, customers, or the public in a social service, customer service, or problem resolution setting.
Valid Driver's License - Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
Effective verbal and written communication
One-year experience in case management; including research and compiling information
Worked with HIPAA rules and guidelines
Experience with medical documentation
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Dyalah Gadberry
Mailing Address: 1000 SW Jackson St. Suite 580 Topeka, KS 66612
Required documents for this application to be complete:
On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.
Tax Clearance Certificate
DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
Inside your Job Application upload these documents:
Resume (or choose existing if you have one)
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required: Each applicant (even non- residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
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How to Claim Veterans Preference:
Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the recruiter.