Referral Authorization Specialist
Job ID: R0029814 | Health Services Administrative | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Assures that all referrals are managed effectively and efficiently. Provides high-level customer service to both referring physicians as well as referred patients. Obtains pre-authorization for all diagnostic tests and performs additional administrative support functions. This job requires the application and interpretation of policies and procedures and the use of independent judgment in a medical setting. The individual must possess the ability to maintain a working knowledge of carrier contracts/changes and departmental policies and procedures. to support the program growth.
  • Assures all referrals are handled effectively and efficiently.
  • Analyzes information required to complete pre- authorizations with insurance carriers and service area contacts.
  • Demonstrates the skills of effective communication decision-making and organization to ensure efficient job performance and job success.
  • Provides high-level customer service to both referring physicians as well as referred patients.
  • Assists with operational patient flow as applicable; performs problem-solving.
  • Maintains current working knowledge; adheres to Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provides service in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Performs area-specific support activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $15.37 - $23.82 Hourly


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education:
High School graduate or equivalent required. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Experience: 1 year relevant experience required.
Licensure: None required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

 


Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.