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Field Access Specialist, Migraine - Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI
Start date
Jun 10, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

Field Access Specialist, Migraine.

Grand Rapids, MI

The Migraine Field Access Specialist (FAS) acts as a non-clinical in-office resource that is available to educate and address HCP questions about patient access. The FAS is a field-based role that calls directly on HCP offices in the assigned, specific geography to address questions about patient access & reimbursement in support of AbbVies prescription-based migraine portfolio. The FAS provides expertise on coverage and reimbursement barriers to better enhance the patient experience. The FAS responsibilities include educating HCPs about access and reimbursement via AbbVie approved support tools, advising HCPs on patient prescription status, program eligibility, and educating offices on payer processes and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Educate HCPs on patient support programs, including approved access and reimbursement support tools and services.
  • Educate HCPs via approved resources to address access issues.
  • Be a subject matter expert on relevant local, regional, and national payer policies to appropriately educate providers on payer requirements.
  • Effectively work in a high cross-matrix environment, implementing appropriate ways of working communication with teams in sales, market access, patient service peers, as well as liaising with AbbVies Access and Reimbursement support center to update HCPs on Rx status and program eligibility.
  • Identify and report back payer trends related for approved products to Patient Services and market access account management teams.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate providers within the FAS territory, strategically prioritizing travel & activity across the entire FAS geography.
  • Remain current on key managed care, reimbursement, and policy activities.
  • Demonstrate agility to effectively incorporate the use of approved resources and data to appropriately support HCP education initiatives that enhance the patients experience.



  • Grade 18
    • Bachelors degree, biological sciences, pharmacy, business related field, or equivalent.
    • At least 3 years of experience in neuroscience with field experience in account management, payer account management, and/or field-based account access and reimbursement.
    • Thorough understanding of the payer policy processes, published criteria and documentation for coverage, coding, prior authorization, and appeal processes.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the rules, regulations and risks associated with provision of reimbursement support services.
    • Comprehensive understanding of commercial and governmental payer access dynamics
    • Strong understanding of access and reimbursement support service centers and how to effectively interact in a compliant fashion.
    • Demonstrated success in territory and account management skills, preferably in neurology.
    • Bachelors degree
    • Valid drivers license
  • Additional Grade 19 Qualifications
    • 5 or more years of industry experience in access and reimbursement or account management.
    • Experience developing approved resources and/or educating others on payer processes, requirement for coverage, and other access related situations for specialty medicines.
    • Strong history of leadership within current role at the national level.

Overnight Travel 25%- 30%

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state orlocal law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Companybelieves ingood faith it will pay for this role at the timeof this posting based on the job grade for this position.Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, andwemay ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in thefuture.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick),medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligibleemployees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentiveprograms.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentiveprograms

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, anddeterminable.The amount and availability of any bonus,commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form ofcompensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole andabsolutediscretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent withapplicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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