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Medicaid Benefits Specialist 


Wyandot Behavioral Health Network is seeking a Medicaid Benefits Specialist will ensure that client benefits and eligibility for benefits is maintained and up-to-date and to inform providers of clients’ current benefit status in order to provide medically necessary and appropriate services. This position reports to the Supervisor of the Vocational / SOAR team.

Essential Job Functions and responsibilities:

  • Maintain extensive knowledge of the Medicaid application process, eligibility requirements, and documentation required for complete applications.
  • Works collaboratively with billing department to obtain information about changes to client benefits.
  • Communicate with treatment providers of client benefit status and/or change in benefit status.
  • Establish and maintain positive, professional relationships with outside stakeholders in order to successfully submit and follow-up on Medicaid applications.
  • Educate case managers and clients on Medicaid eligibility requirements and documentation necessary to complete Medicaid application.
  • Communication and coordination with primary case manager regarding Medicaid application status.
  • Assist clients and case managers initial applications for Medicaid benefits.
  • Assist clients and case managers with recertification or re-applying for Medicaid benefits.
  • Data collection for submitted applications, denials, and approvals.
  • Complete SOAR certification, if not already certified


Other Job Functions:

  • Complies with all relevant Wyandot Center policies and procedures.
  • Protects client confidentiality in all aspect of the job.
  • Promotes a positive organizational culture by being trauma informed and working with stakeholders in a solution focused manner.
  • Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
  • Able to relate and communicate positively with colleagues and representatives of other agencies.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or professional relevant experience.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Must understand the impacts of insufficient health care and poverty on symptoms of mental illness.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with both Center
  • Must be able to safely perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation that is properly registered and insured.
  • Clearance through the Kansas Child Abuse/Neglect Register, criminal background check, reference verification, and all other screening and employment processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the highest level of confidentiality and business ethics in relation to Center and consumer information and access.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment. Ability to work as a business partner with all departments/ functions and use Center goals, philosophy, mission and values as operating drivers in all recommendations and decisions.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm  
Pay Range  
Division Wyandot Center  
Number of Openings 1  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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