GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Dual Eligible Benefit Specialist is part of the Medicare Eligibility Enhancement Programs (MEEP) Team at the Center for Health Care Financing. MEEP works with state Medicaid programs to identify and coordinate federal and state benefits for program recipients, helping ensure that individuals receive all benefits to which they are entitled, with a focus on Medicare and Social Security related benefits. The Dual Eligible Benefit Specialist will assist in the development, implementation, and management of new and ongoing activities and projects to identify, maintain, and coordinate Medicare coverage and support premium payments for Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) members.
Duties may include:
About the Center for Health Care Financing and Medicare Eligibility Enhancement Programs (MEEP) Team
The Center for Health Care Financing (CHCF) is a part of Commonwealth Medicine (CWM), the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School, Massachusetts’ only public medical school. As nationwide leaders in the development and implementation of health care reform, CWM and CHCF stay ahead of health care trends and help strategize and plan for changes that impact both health care delivery systems and patients on the local, state and national level.
Located in Charlestown, MA, CHCF helps state agencies identify opportunities to increase savings and reimbursements through federal and other third party sources, establish effective savings and reimbursement programs, and capitalize on all possible revenue streams. At the same time, we identify opportunities for our clients to increase health care related services, reduce the net cost of delivery, and help ensure individuals receive the health and human service benefits to which they may be entitled.
The Medicare Eligibility Enhancement Programs (MEEP) Team at CHCF works with state Medicaid programs to identify and coordinate federal and state benefits for program recipients, helping ensure that individuals receive all benefits to which they are entitled. The MEEP team develops and implements benefit coordination initiatives which achieve cost savings and revenue opportunities for Medicaid agencies by ensuring federal benefits are appropriately identified and coordinated for state program recipients.
MEEP focuses on identifying and coordinating eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare Buy-In benefits for state Medicaid recipients. Current activities include identification of Medicare benefits, assistance with the Medicare application and enrollment process, review of eligibility for Social Security benefits, and reconciliation of state Medicare premium payments. MEEP currently works with state Medicaid agencies in four states.
This position is in the Schrafft's Building, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, just north of Boston and easily accessible by public transportation.