Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

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Job Title:

Insurance Authorization Specialist/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Insurance Authorization Specialist

Department Name:

H4027: REV Cycle MGT-PFE

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

4 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

This position requires regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing). Also involves some exposure to loud noises, blood-borne/airborne pathogens, and combative/violent people.


Day shift Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Other days/times as assigned per departmental needs.

Job Summary:

The UKHC Insurance Authorization team is currently seeking an Insurance Authorization Specialist to provide standardization, quality, expertise and customer service focus to four medical departments. This position will report to the Director of Payer Authorization and will have frequent contact with customers/patients, faculty, physicians, and University personnel. The role will work with third party payers and providers to ensure payment of tests and procedures prior to administration of test and/or procedures.

Duties for this position include confirming all necessary information needed to properly perform and identify billing information needed to maintain compliance with institutional, state, and federal practices. This position will work with third party payers and providers while obtaining and sharing current guidelines. Basic coding knowledge and proficiency in medical terminology is recommended, and excellent customer service skills are required.

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.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Must have knowledge and experience in medical coding (ICD-10 and CPT) as well as medical terminology. Excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast-paced environment are needed, as well as knowledge of the insurance authorization process. This position requires exceptional customer service skills.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Associate degree in a healthcare-related field and at least three years of healthcare employment experience preferred; understanding of CPT, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes highly preferred.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time