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Radiology Authorization Specialist

Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Brookline
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Radiology Authorization Specialist

Job DetailsJob ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk
OverviewReporting to the Radiology Authorization Supervisor, the Radiology Authorization Specialist is responsible for independently managing all work related to medical necessity-based authorizations for all diagnostic imaging services ordered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) providers.Working in a fast-paced, high-volume, dynamic environment, the Radiology Authorization Specialist will demonstrate strong understanding of payer coverage policies, applying appropriate payer guidelines to all aspects of radiology prior authorization work. The Specialist will leverage their strong understanding of medical terminology and physiology to retrieve the appropriate clinical documents (e.g., progress notes, lab values, scan results) from within the electronic medical record (EMR). The Radiology Authorization Specialist will create thorough, concise prior authorization requests to all payers.Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.Responsibilities

  • Reviews and monitors all radiology authorization work queues and independently identifies and prioritizes imaging procedures with the greatest financial reimbursement risk.
  • Reprioritizes work to respond to clinically urgent diagnostic imaging procedures and produces high quality work under pressure.
  • Verifies insurance eligibility and benefits, utilizing automated eligibility systems, payer portals, or telephone communication.
  • Prepares and completes payer-specific prior authorization requests, interprets medical policy criteria, and applies appropriate guidelines to prior authorization requests.
  • Reviews and comprehends patient progress notes, lab reports, infusion summaries, imaging reports, and plan of care. Identifies appropriate medical documentation to satisfy payer medical policy criteria.
  • Responds to health plan-reviewed prior authorization requests that do not meet initial policy criteria. Works with the health plan to resolve issues and/or coordinates appropriate provider-to-health plan interventions (e.g., peer-to-peer discussions, letters of medical necessity, provider-initiated appeals, etc.).
  • Follows-up with patients in the case of denied coverage of a radiology exam. Provides superior customer service to all patients, works through patient-raised issues, and recommends appropriate solutions.
  • Completes appropriate post-claim denial follow-up to overturn radiology-related prior authorization claim denials.
  • Performs other work duties and projects as assigned.

    • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate's or bachelor's degree preferred.
    • 1 year of relevant work experience in a hospital or ambulatory setting, including hospital/physician office work, prior authorization, financial counseling and billing experience required.
    • Other relevant experiences include but are not limited to healthcare/business administration, health insurance, medical policy review and/or pharmacy.

      • Strong understanding and ability to work in various computing/information systems and Microsoft Office product suite.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of third-party payer rules and regulations.
      • Strong understanding of medical terminology and physiology.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Ability to function independently and prioritize work within established policies.
      • Ability to work with sensitive patient information and maintain confidentiality.
      • Ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues across the organization including clinical staff.
      • Ability to use good judgment, tact, and sensitivity.
      • Ability to function in a fast paced, highly demanding environment.
        Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission At to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Keywords: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline , Radiology Authorization Specialist, Healthcare , Brookline, Massachusetts

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