Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The College of Medicine - Family and Community Medicine Department is currently seeking an Insurance Authorization Specialist to provide standardization, quality, expertise and customer service focus to four medical departments. The Insurance Authorization Specialist will report to the Practice Manager III and will have frequent contact with customers/patients, faculty, physicians, and University personnel.

Primary responsibilities will include obtaining pre-certification and pre-authorization of test and medication requests by medical providers as well as working with medical providers to find suitable alternatives to tests or medications that do not meet pre-certification or pre-authorization requirements.

This position will require the ability to sit for long periods of time and work in a fast paced environment. The qualified individual must enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and be able to communicate with a diverse patient/customer population.




Job Title
Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

Requisition Number
RE10255

Working Title


Department Name
7H460:FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level
07

Salary Range
$15.11-22.74/hour

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

High School Diploma



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

4 yrs



Required License/ Registration/Certification

None



Physical Requirements

Sitting at a computer for extended periods of time. May lift objects up to 50 lbs.



Shift

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Other days/times as assigned by department.



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Excellent customer service skills.



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Prior experience in insurance authorization, basic coding knowledge and proficiency in medical terminology preferred.



Deadline to Apply
04/24/2017

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.



Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate your paid employment experience working with insurance pre-certifications and/or pre-authorizations.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please select the response that best represents you paid employment experience with pre-certification of insurance, medical terminology and/or office and clerical duties.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Please describe a time when you demonstrated excellent team member behaviors. What was the situation and what did you do?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your computer experience in a healthcare setting with scheduling, obtaining authorizations and electronic medical records.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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