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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 5/20/2017

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Title:
Authorizations Coordinator

UCLA Title:
_____Assistant II

Job No.:

Work Hours:

Work Location:
Neurology Clinic-Westwood, CA.

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$18.55 / $3228

Maximum Salary:
$26.34 / $4583

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


Under the supervision of the Assitant Manager, the incumbent is responsible for obtaining authorizations for office visits, procedures and medications, scheduling appointments, including but not limited to, within and outside of UCLA facilities. Provide a high level of customer service. Major duties include, verifying insurance benefits for requested procedures and medications, confirming and obtaining appropriate authorization for office visits, procedures, informing patients of their financial responsibility before their appointment, scheduling procedures, sending out confirmation letters with appropriate preparation instructions, and special projects as assigned.


Working knowledge of insurance authorization and verification process for major medical insurance plans

Experience with varied computer software and hardware including word processing, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, the internet and with an EMR system- preferred

Typing skills to prepare forms and correspondence with speed and accuracy.

Possesses strong customer service skills to promote pleasant and effective interactions with patients, staff, and physicians.

Knowledge of billing and diagnosis codes and medical office procedures.

General knowledge of oncology procedures and terminology. preferred

Working knowledge of medical terminology.

Advanced organizational skills to ensure a workable, efficient workspace and accomplish estabilished objectives.

Skill in adapting to and implementing frequently changing procedures.

Working knowledge of third party payor verification terminology to determine benefit eligibility and interpretation of coverage.preferred

Knowledge of State and Federal programs to ensure reimbursement from Medicare, Medi-Cal, or other sponsoring agencies.

Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices, and procedures to recognize alternatives and provide solutions.

Ability to problem-solve with othe members of the clinic team while maintaining cooperative working relationships with administrators, physicians, peers, and the public.

Skill in recognizing an emergency or high priority situation and taking appropriate and immediate action. Demonstrated ability to maintain composure when confronted by difficult situations and to respond professionally.

Skill in speaking clearly and using appropriate grammar.*

Ability to work as part of a team, maintaining confidentiality in all assignments, and showing initiative in identifying and solving problems as they occur.

Knowledge of patient assistance programs- preffered*

Ability to set priorities and complete assignments in a timely manner under minimal supervision.

Complete Application