Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Mar 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Insurance Specialist is responsible for obtaining pre-certification for all surgical procedures; including same day surgery, 23 hour observation and those requiring full admission post-surgery.

Additionally, the Insurance Specialist is responsible for obtaining prior authorization and / or pre-certification for minor surgical procedures performed within the office setting. The Insurance Specialist is also responsible for obtaining pre-certification for all ancillary procedures ordered.

The Insurance Specialist will also maintain a record of all testing ordered and will follow up for results to present to MD for review and signature prior to filing in medical record. Any procedure appointment that is missed will be brought to the attention of the nursing staff and /or physician.

The Insurance Specialist is responsible for communicating pre-certification information to the appropriate performing department prior to procedure date.

Job Title
Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods.
Repetitive motion.


40 hours/week


Customer service skills, time management, attention to detail, work well independently, organizational skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

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. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience in patient care.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please indicate your paid employment experience 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, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • 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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