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Authorization Specialist

  • Job ID: 2200007X
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight shifts
  • 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: $15.30 to $23.36 / hour

Description

UPMC Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Center is hiring full-time administrative authorization support for specialty testing, medication and procedures at our Wexford Administrative office location. In this position, you will work Monday-Friday during daylight hours, performing authorizations on behalf of our patients with subsequent scheduling of testing, in office procedures and medication therapies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Contacts patients regarding authorization and testing and follow-up appointments.
  • Addresses patient messages using proper protocol to conclusion.
  • Works in conjunction with additional Specialty Authorization Team members to assure consistent coverage for patients in regards to authorizing all categories of testing, procedure and medication therapies.
  • Schedules patient testing with specific facilities utilizing hospital/facility protocols and processes.
  • Obtains appropriate insurance authorizations for MRI/CT testing for all insurance carriers.
  • Performs other duties as needed and directed by management, team leader or physician.
  • Observes HIPAA and other privacy practices.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED. 
  • Minimum one year general clerical and computer experience. 
  • Experience in a health care setting preferred. 
  • Knowledge of operating system, scheduling and patient information preferred. 
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems preferred. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and office procedures preferred. 
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations. 
  • Skill in utilizing all above systems to achieve essential functions. 
  • Skill in verbal and written communications.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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