Insurance Authorization Representative - Home Care

Aurora Health Care - Milwaukee, WI3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $73,000 a year
EducationSkills
How You'll Make a Difference:
Maintains, confirms and secures referrals, authorization, or pre-certifications required for patients to receive physician or medical services. Verifies the accuracy and completeness of patient account information. Maintains database of payer authorization requirements.

Ensures information obtained is complete and accurate, applying acquired knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and third party payer requirements/on-line eligibility systems.
Contacts insurance carriers to obtain benefit coverage, policy limitations, authorization/notification, and pre-certifications for patients. Follows up with physician offices, financial counselors, patients and third-party payers to complete the pre-certification process.
Collaborates with internal departments to provide account status updates, coordinate the resolution of issues, and appeal denied authorizations.
Educates patients, staff and providers regarding referral and authorization requirements, payer coverage, eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and insurance related changes or trends.
Ensures all services have prior authorizations and updates patients on their preauthorization status. Coordinates peer to peer review if required by insurance.
Notifies patient accounts staff/patients of insurance coverage lapses, and self-pay patient status. May notify ordering providers if authorization/certification is denied.
May coordinate scheduling of patient appointments, diagnostic and/or specialty appointments, tests and/or procedures.
Maintains files for referral and insurance information, and enters referrals into the system.
Maintains knowledge of and reference materials of the following: Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer requirements, guidelines and policies, insurance plans requiring pre-authorization and a list of current accepted insurance plans.

What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications

None Required.

Degrees

High School Graduate.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing customer service that includes experiences in patient accounts, third- party payer plans, accounts receivable/collection processes, and medical clinic processes and workflow.

Experience with Hospice care is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of third-party payers and pre-authorization requirements.Understanding of basic human anatomy, medical terminology and procedures for application in the patient referral / pre-certification / authorization processes.Intermediate computer skills including use of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), electronic mail, physician practice management, and electronic medical records systems.Strong analytical, prioritization and organizational skills.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to manage multiple priorities.Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of diplomacy and tact. Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people under stressful circumstances.

Scheduled Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:30-6:00 PM.
Potential weekend rotation every 6th-8th weekend; Saturday's only.
Holiday rotation 1) Winter and 1) spring per Aurora holiday policy.
Great team that's growing again!

Department:
Home Clinical Intake

Position will focus on Insurance Authorization for Hospice care

Location Address:
11333 W National Ave

Milwaukee, WI

53227-3111

Milwaukee

At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.