Authorization Coordinator- Central Authorization Unit- P/T Variable Shift

University Of California Irvine , CA 92697

Posted 2 months ago

UC Title: Principal Admitting Worker

Position Number: 10006181

Reports to: Principal Access Rep - Spvr

Working Title: Authorization Coordinator

Cost Center: Central Authorization Unit (8575)

Bargaining Unit: EX

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Code: 9031

Date Created: 08/27/2018

Shift: Variable Shift

Hours: 20.00

Position Summary:

Incumbent is responsible for obtaining all necessary authorizations in accordance with established guidelines. Verifies eligibility, obtains benefit information, and generates letters for authorizations. Responds to Member Services and Call Center inquiries and resolves any identified authorization issues which arise.

Salary Range:

Rate Minimum $20.86 Midpoint $23.40 Maximum $25.94

Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Ability to interpret and understand various medical insurance plans and make accurate determinations regarding coverage

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings

Demonstrated experience using MS Office

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

General knowledge of ICD9 and CPT codes

Minimum one (1) year recent experience (within past two (2) years) registering patients in a hospital or clinic, working as a Medical Assistant, or working in medical billing

Must be able to travel to off site physician practices

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must demonstrate general understanding of medical terminology

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Previous experience with computer registration and registration scheduling system

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Demonstrated experience with authorization process and surgical scheduling

Experience with Epic

Familiarity of Joint Commission standards

Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


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