Austin Lakes Hospital located in beautiful and vibrant Austin, TX has a UTILIZATION REVIEW SPECIALIST- PRN opportunity. Austin Lakes Hospital offers a continuum of psychiatric services for adults 18 and up with acute mental health needs in a confidential, caring environment that promotes crisis resolution, positive self awareness, personal growth and problem solving skills. The cornerstone of our treatment rests on exceptional mental health services and clinical excellence. Our continuum of care includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services to stabilize symptoms of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health disorders.
This position will cover for FT staff taking time off and/or during periods of high UR activity.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Performs reviews for appropriateness of admission and continued stay.
Serves as liaison with medical staff and other clinical departments.
Contacts third-party payers to obtain authorizations for admission and continued stay.