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Authorization Coordinator - 54005-1A

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Updated: Dec 14, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Peds Prop 10

Job Opening ID: 54005
Reports To: CAND Clinic Operations Manager
Working Title: Authorization Coordinator
Department: Peds Prop 10
Bargaining Unit: EX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009031
Job Location: Santa Ana
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The mission for the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) at UCI is to provide help and hope to individuals with ASD, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders and their families through excellent clinical services, education & training, research and community engagement. The Authorization Coordinator will work amongst a team of professionals including psychologists, medical professionals, behavioral consultants, educational consultants, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and a variety of faculty, staff as well as with graduate students, residents, and pre-and post-doctoral fellows.
 
The position of the Authorization Coordinator will work under the general supervision of the CAND Clinic Operations Manager to support the overall objectives of CAND. This incumbent will perform authorization and referral duties such as obtaining payment, physician referrals, and obtaining funding sources. Will act as a liaison with parents and explain their financial responsibilities and ensures necessary documents are obtained and completed. Complete authorizations and forward information to payments in a timely manner. Additionally, will perform front desk and registration duties, such as obtain patient demographic and insurance information, checking patient in for appointments, and answering a multi-line phone system. Assist with additional duties as needed.
 
Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.
 
$24.66 - $30.65 (Hourly Rate)
 
 
Required:
 
• Bilingual in Spanish and English (spoken, receptive, and written) • Experience working in a pediatric clinical environment • Experience working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or their families • Strong customer service skills • Knowledge of various insurance programs to include third party payers, HMOOs, PPOs, government sponsored programs, and CalOptima plans • Experience with EPIC registration/scheduling/authorization • Experience with CPT and ICD9 codes, and pediatric medical terminology • Demonstrates positive and effective communication skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills • Strong organizational skills • Ability to negotiate multilayered regulatory systems, and manage competing priorities, and if unable to do so, seek guidance from supervisor in a timely manner • An approach to working with colleagues that enhances collaboration and team building • Ability to work well in a constantly changing environment
 
Preferred:
 
• Experience handling high volume of calls
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
May occasionally need to represent CAND during virtual events or when in-person community activities are reestablished, such as Clinic in the Park and Autism Speaks community booths.

 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].
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