Pharmacy Technician-9

- Maryland Heights, MO
Posted: June 17, 2022

Evaluates and authorizes approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or facsimile using client clinical criteria.
  • Determines appropriateness for medications. Communicates decision to physicians, physicians office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists.
  • Researches, resolves and documents prior authorization outcomes in pharmacy system.
  • Communicates selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage and formulary alternatives to physicians, physicians office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists.
  • Escalates requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial.
  • Researches, resolves and documents physician or client inquiries and grievances and provides verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

Must have an active pharmacy technician licensure or registration in accordance with state requirements.

If state does not require an exam for licensure/registration, must possess both active pharmacy technician licensure or registration in accordance with state requirements AND an active national certification (e.g., PTCB or ExCPT).

In states that do not require licensure or registration, must have an active national certification (e.g., PTCB or ExCPT).

Active Pharmacist license supersedes requirement for CPT and/or PTCB.

Specialty or retail pharmacy industry experience, previous reimbursement experience, and/or working in a health plan/health care setting.

In-depth knowledge of specialty injectable prescription drugs, disease states, health plan formulary management techniques, medical terminology and current diagnostic and reimbursement coding (J/Q codes, ICD-9, CMS 1500, etc.).

Proficiency in Pharmacy computerized systems and software applications, as well as MS Office Product Suite.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to follow clinical criteria and instructions to approve prior authorization requests.

Minimum of 6 months dispensing or retail experience required, or equivalent internal training will be substituted.

Ability to identify and trouble-shoot problematic issues.

General Job Information

Title

Pharmacy Technician-9

Grade

17

Work Experience - Required

Pharmacy

Work Experience - Preferred

Education - Required

GED, High School

Education - Preferred

License and Certifications - Required

CPT/ExCPT/LPT/PTCB/RPT, Pharmacy Technician, State Requirements - Pharmacy

License and Certifications - Preferred

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.


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