Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Patient Authorization Specialist in New York, New York
Patient Authorization Specialist
Job Posting Number: 20771
March 27, 2018
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
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The Patient Financial Services Department is seeking a Patient Authorization Specialist to work in collaboration with the MSK clinical and administrative staff, patients, and insurance carriers to ensure the optimal payment for the care we provide.
Manage the patient insurance authorization process required for services that are being requested by the clinical staff responsible for the patient’s care
Initiate communications with patient’s insurance carrier upon receiving information from the clinical team for services that require pre certification/authorization
Work proactively with insurance carriers to ensure that all of the required information for payment has been received in a timely fashion.
Communicate and advise the clinical team on any changes in insurance companies reimbursement practices related to the authorization of process.
Maintain ongoing communication with the treating clinical team during the authorization process to provide timely updates on the outcomes of the requests for services from insurance carriers.
Educate and counsel patients on their insurance coverage and explain payment options that are available to them.
A Bachelor’s Degree
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and capable of making decisions
Patient/customer service experience
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