// Set each value as appropriate for this exam announcement Exam = "34685"; Date = "20040327"; Title = "Medicaid Claims Examiner 3"; Part = "1"; Medicaid Claims Examiner 2/3/4

 NEW YORK STATE
Department of Civil Service announces
Promotion Examinations
Open to State Employees



Written Test To Be Held

MARCH 27, 2004

Applications MUST Be
Postmarked
No Later Than
FEBRUARY 16, 2004

 
Examination Number and Title

Salary
Grade

Salary
34-684
MEDICAID CLAIMS EXAMINER 2 14 $34,361
34-685
MEDICAID CLAIMS EXAMINER 3 17 $38,619
34-686
MEDICAID CLAIMS EXAMINER 4 21 $47,791

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS AVAILABLE:
To apply for this examination See "How to Apply" Below


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXAMINATION: On or before March 27, 2004, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Health and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

For Number 34-684: Option 1-as an Agency Services Representative or as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 1
For Number 34-685: Option 1-as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 2 or
  Option 2-one year as an Agency Services Representative or Medicaid Claims Examiner 1
For Number 34-686: Option 1-as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 3 or
 

Option 2-one year as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 2

If you qualify under Option 1 you must have been permanently appointed to the qualifying title on or before March 27, 2004.

If you qualify under Option 2 you must have been permanently appointed to the qualifying title on or before April 27, 2003 and have served continuously in this title since that date.

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE FOR APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST:
Successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list as follows:

For Number 34-684: One year as an Agency Services Representative or Medicaid Claims Examiner 1;
For Number 34-685: One year as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 2;
For Number 34-686: One year as a Medicaid Claims Examiner 3.

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:

For Examination Numbers 34-684, 34-685 and 34-686:

  1. Preparing written material – These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order and then asked to choose from four suggestions the best order for the sentences.
  2. Understanding and applying written material based on legal, administrative, or regulatory passages – These questions test for the ability to read, interpret, understand and apply legal, administrative, and/or regulatory passages. The candidate will be provided with a reading selection based upon or extracted from a passage of legal text. The candidate must read the selection and then answer one or more questions based upon it. All factual information needed to answer these questions is provided in the reading selection. No prior knowledge of the material is needed to answer these questions correctly.
  3. Concepts, term, laws, policies and procedures related to Medicaid – These questions test for knowledge of concepts, terms, laws, policies and procedures related to Medicaid. Question topics may include, but are not limited to, eligibility, benefits, client services, provider services, programs, fee schedules, coding, terminology, and computer systems.

In addition to the above, for Examination Number 34-684:

In addition to the above, for Examination Number 34-685:

In addition to the above, for Examination Number 34-686:

If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any war-time veterans credits to your final passing score.

CREDIT FOR SENIORITY: Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five year period (or fraction thereof) excluding the first year of service.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

ELIGIBILITY FOR EXAMINATION: To be eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION: Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call (518) 457 5483 if taking the test in Albany; (518) 457-6556 for New York City Test Center; (518) 457 7022 for all other Test Centers.
NEW YORK STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION: Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under "Religious Accommodation." We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-3416 or TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) (518) 457-8480.
MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME DAY: With the exception of written tests announced by New York City, if you have applied to take a written test announced by a local jurisdiction (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must call (518) 457-7022 no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the State examination center.
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Issued: 1/9/04
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Or By Telephone Or By Application Card
See "How to Apply" Above

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