Post Acute Authorization Representative

Job ID: J118321
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Works with Case Management staff to obtain third-party payor authorization for appropriate level of care to enable discharge of patients.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates with Case Management on an ongoing basis to initiate 3rd party authorizations as assigned, at the requested level of care. (30%)
  • Gathers and facilitates accurate transfer of patient-related information to insurer and to case manager through interaction with referral sources, patients and medical record review by phone, fax, or online interface as required. (30%)
  • Coordinates the transfer of essential patient care information with the inpatient authorization unit to facilitate changes to level of care, as appropriate. (20%)
  • Maintains database of insurance payor contacts, including phone numbers, fax numbers, names and the appropriate process to obtain authorizations. (10%)
  • Obtains authorizations for complex medication or DME needs on an as requested basis. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • High School diploma

Preferred

  • Associate's degree in Healthcare Information Management or Healthcare Administration
  • 1-3 years of experience with care coordination in a healthcare setting
  • 1-3 years of experience with medical terminology
  • 1-3 years of experience of ICD coding and reporting guidelines

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