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Reimbursement and Access Manager - Patient Services; Field Based
The Reimbursement and Access Manager (RAM) is a regional, field-based position that provides logistical reimbursement education and support for customers that directly purchase immunology and hematology products from Takeda. These customers may include hospitals/hospital outpatient departments, physician practices, and other appropriate site-of-care facilities as well as specialty pharmacies. The RAM will work closely with HCPs, pharmacists, billing and coding staff and other professionals involved in securing appropriate reimbursement for the use of Takeda products. If necessary, the RAM will interact with patients being served by these customers, to assist providers as well as patients addressing barriers to appropriate access.
Essential responsibilities of the RAM include:
Provide CMLR- approved information related to product coverage and reimbursement to appropriate clinic, hospital and other site-of-care facilities. This information may include payer specific requirements for claims processing, information regarding prior authorizations and the appeals process, as well as general information regarding disease state.
Proactively educate prescriber office personnel so that they may help patients gain access to our products through effective utilization of Takeda patient services. Educate on coding of Takeda products (CPT, ICD9-ICD10, HCPCS), including specific instruction on billing for new drugs/biologics described by a miscellaneous J code, using CMLR-approved materials.
Deliver in-service educational programs on coverage, coding and reimbursement across appropriate providers on all Takeda-manufactured products.
Reactively address access and reimbursement issues arising from these customers, and provide necessary education for them to secure appropriate reimbursement and access. Interact with healthcare professionals, as well as patients if necessary, to understand the issue and work toward resolution. Maintain communication with sales personnel throughout interaction, and follow interaction through to resolution.
Interact with MAC’s as needed for issue resolution, following Patient Services outlined escalation process.
Provide healthcare professionals with CMLR- approved support materials and sample forms and letters to assist in obtaining reimbursement of Takeda products. This includes, for example, a sample CMS 1500 Billing Form template.
Coordinate with field sales regarding prioritization of accounts to ensure timely access to Takeda products. Ensure ongoing communication with field sales regarding account follow-up plan.
Serve as a primary point of contact for Market Access team for distribution and payer issues.
Serve as an escalation point for the hub to educate customers on appropriate available patient support programs. Explain the co-pay assistance and other funding options available to patients for Takeda products. Provide CMLR-approved materials describing such programs and refer to the applicable Takeda website(s) describing such programs. Help a practice understand how to enroll patients in the appropriate program. Advocate for Takeda hub service utilization for patient-specific access support needs.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required
Minimum of 3 years of prior field-based reimbursement and access experience required
Minimum of 3 years of other related pharmaceutical experience strongly preferred (e.g., Market Access, Sales, Product Marketing)
Key Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Demonstrated high performance in a reimbursement/access support role
Experience in a field-based customer support role
Expert-level understanding of local, regional and national commercial and public insurance markets
Strong understanding of specialty pharmacy operations and specialty product distribution channels
Ability to work cross-functionally and succeed in a team environment while also demonstrating a high-level of personal accountability
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to travel (up to 80%)
Complexity and Problem Solving:
Knowledge of relevant medical and pharmaceutical payer coverage policies. Ability to continually monitor policies and effectively communicate changes
Ability to proactively plan and closely coordinate account interactions in conjunction with other field-based teams
Ability to balance proactive education and reactive problem solving to address critical customer issues that arise
Internal and External Contacts:
External: HCPs, pharmacy, and billing/coding staff associated with key institutional customers, as well as patients being treated in these institutions
Academic centers, community hospital, HTC, infusion centers
Consortium members, and buy and bill MD offices
Medicare Administrative Contractors
Internal: Market Access, Advocacy, Field Sales, other Patient Services teams (including outsourced hub services)
Other Job Requirements:
Position requires extensive domestic travel (up to 80%)
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