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Spec Procedure/Med Auth Coord

  • Job ID: 386011804
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 57412 MULTI Tri Rivers Admin
  • Location: 7500 Brooktree Road, Wexford PA 15090
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.71 to $22.47 / hour


UPMC Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers Authorization Team is hiring Specialty Procedure/Medical Authorization Coordinator for the Wexford, PA location. Monday - Friday daylight shifts!  The Authorization team working together to facilitate authorizing and scheduling all our patients’ Radiology Testing, FP procedure and specialty medication injections.  Performs authorizations for specialty procedures and medications with subsequent ordering of medications and patient scheduling. Responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the clinical support department.


  • Obtains appropriate insurance authorizations for scheduled Fluoroscopic procedures.
  • Contacts patients regarding authorization and schedule subsequent follow-up appointments.
  • Various related responsibilities: Compiles and updates daily input rounding list for all hospitals and communicates details with physicians and midlevel providers. Files patient records, including OR pictures, in North Hills storage area. Provides support, including billing documentation, to Elizur for DME patients. Electronically files documents into patient files/folders. Calls rheumatology patients, or sends a message by mail, as a reminder for upcoming appointments. Communicates with rheumatology team regarding openings in the schedule for wait-list patients. Orders supplies for the North Hills clinical support teams from Staples and Aramark. Temporary indexer to cover absences. Works in conjunction with additional Specialty Authorization team members to assure consistent coverage for patients in regard to authorizing all categories of testing, procedure, and medication therapies. Performs other duties as needed and directed by management or team leader.
  • Observes HIPAA and other privacy practices.
  • Addresses patient messages using proper protocol to conclusion.
  • Postal responsibilities: Retrieves UPMC mail and sends pictures and OR cards to surgical billing. Sorts and distributes contents of intra-office mail containers daily.
  • Interacts professionally with carriers and vendors and correctly orders medication from appropriate vendor.
  • Obtains appropriate insurance authorization for ordered visco supplementation and specialty drug injections.



  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year general clerical and computer experience in a health care setting
  • Knowledge of operating system, scheduling and patient information. Knowledge of electronic medical records systems, including SRS and Misys. Knowledge of medical terminology and office procedures. Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations. Skill in utilizing all above systems to achieve essential job functions. Skill in verbal and written communications.
  • Prior EPIC experience preferred 
  • Prior Authorization experience preferred 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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