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Olivia Sanchez
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Professional Summary

Extremely self-directed and detail oriented Clinical Appeals Specialist seeking a position as a RN Quality Manager.  Passionate  and motivated with a drive for excellence.  Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Compact States.

Skills
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in McKesson InterQual
  • Experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinker
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Skilled Researcher
Experience
Clinical Appeals Specialist Mar 2013Present KEPRO Richmond, VA
  • Research and process Traditional Service Appeals and ensure that they are completed to meet DMAS turn around times
  • Review and interpret patient records and compare against criteria and DMAS requirements to determine medical necessity and appropriateness of care
  • Ensure appeal decision is clearly and properly recorded in Atrezzo
  • Interact with physician consultants, Informal Appeal Agents and DMAS Contract Monitors
Nurse Reviewer Feb 2011Mar 2013 KEPRO Richmond, VA
  • Perform pre-authorization duties for Behavioral Health, Imaging and Intensive Rehabilitation
  • Reviews are completed in a timely manner and in accordance with KEPRO and DMAS standards
  • Appropriate number of reviews are completed daily to meet contractual turn around timeliness
Nurse, Disease Management, Complex Care Nov 2009Dec 2010 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Richmond, VA
  • Perform telephonic health coaching for members, across multiple medical condition lines, for health improvement/management/triage programs
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to meet member's needs


Quality Improvement Coordinator Oct 2000Sep 2009 Southern Health Services, Inc. Richmond, VA
  • Perform Quality Improvement studies as they relate to trends identified via utilization review activities and HEDIS results
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all Quality Improvement activities
  • Conduct HEDIS review audits and tabulate results in accordance with NCQA standards
  • Assist in preparing annual QI program evaluation and work plan
Pre-Authorization Consultant Aug 1999Oct 2000 Southern Health Services, Inc Richmond, VA
  • Responsible for implementing and coordinating all utilization management functions relating to preauthorization of outpatient testing and surgery
  • Utilize McKesson InterQual and other established criteria to authorize diagnostic testing, inpatient and outpatient surgery and other ambulatory services
Medical Care Consultant Jul 1998Jul 1999 Careworks Richmond, VA
  • Perform telephonic case management for state workers who sustain a work related injury
  • Review medical records to assist in determining causation of injury
  • Communicate with physician offices and employers to negotiate modified duty for injured workers
Education
Certificate, Legal Nurse Consultant Jul 1999 National Center for Paralegal Training Atlanta, GA
Associate of Science : Shipbuilding Jun 1985 Solano Community College Suisan, CA
Diploma-Nursing Jun 1976 Pilgrim Psychiatric Center - School of Nursing West Brentwood, NY
Affiliations

Prior Certification: Certified Case Manager  1993-1998

Prior Affiliations:

VARN - Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

CMSA - Case Management Society of America

CVAHQ - Central Virginia Association of Healthcare Quality

AALNC - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

Central Virginia Chapter of AALNC - Charter Member

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Previous Companies:

  • KEPRO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Southern Health Services

Previous Job Positions:

  • Clinical Appeals Specialist
  • Nurse Reviewer
  • Nurse
  • Disease Management
  • Complex Care

Schools:

  • National Center for Paralegal Training
  • Solano Community College
  • Pilgrim Psychiatric Center - School of Nursing

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Science

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