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Authorization Coordinator, Desert Orthopedics - East Bend Bend OR

Company: Interpath Laboratory
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Desert Orthopedics - East Bend, part of Praxis Health, is a thriving, patient focused organization with clinics and labs scattered across the beautiful state of Oregon. You likely know us as High Lakes Health Care, Aspen Mountain Dermatology, Pacific Crest Neurology, Urology Specialists of Oregon, Cascade Gastroenterology, Endocrinology Services Northwest and Desert Orthopedics. We want to add members to our team who will engage with our mission of working toward lower cost, healthier patients and happier medical teams.

We are currently looking to add another Authorization Coordinator to our team who can help support our growing needs. W e hope to find the perfect fit for our team soon! If you are a fast learner, hard worker and overachiever, this position might be for you. Aside from possessing the qualities that any patient care role requires, this position necessitates one of the most daunting skill sets in the healthcare industry- the ability to fluently speak insurance. Our current team and leadership are willing to provide any needed training and support to make the person we hire successful, but a background in the insurance industry would give any candidate a step up!

This position is customer service and patient care intensive. The ideal applicant is someone who is comfortable and willing to explain coding and billing over the phone with not only patients- but insurers, medical staff and providers.

Our organization has a mission of providing infinite resources to our patients with authenticity. We believe that the entire team plays an role in each patients care; so we seek to hire employees who will take pride in themselves, and their work.

Duties of this position will include obtaining prior authorizations for services that are not customary plan benefits, calling on referrals, scheduling and interacting with patients, Primary Care Physicians and/or Referring Physicians, data entry, patient file and records maintenance, etc.

Schedule: Monday - Friday

We are excited to share with you a short video that shows why the Praxis Health family is so special. Please click here:

Benefits: We offer a competitive wage and benefits package, and on top of this, you will work with a talented group of providers, professionals and co-workers who are dedicated to the highest standards of quality care. The family of providers within the Praxis Health values those we provide for and we value our employees.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Laboratory discounts for in house testing
  • Medical with In-Network & Custom Network discounts (No cost for employee only coverage)
  • Dental (No cost for employee only coverage)
  • 401(K) with discretionary employer match
  • Paid Time Off Essential Job Functions
    • Obtains prior authorizations and referrals.
    • Inputs correct data into Intergy.
    • Performs clerical duties related to clinical service.
    • Prepares and processes correspondence.
    • Answers telephone, takes messages, and provides information.
    • Requests, locates, sends and receives patient records.
    • Monitors internal communications including but not limited to task, emails, and voice
      mails.
    • Maintains files and assists establishing office systems.
    • Assists in the care and maintenance of office equipment.
    • Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned that may include sending/receiving patient
      medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.;
      scheduling appointments; verifying insurance coverage; managing and updating EMR
      charts to ensure that information is complete and filed appropriately.
    • Fulfills the organizations responsibilities as assigned including; respecting and promoting
      patient's rights; sharing problems with immediate supervisor.
    • Other duties as assigned. Candidate must comply with all state, local and federal rules, guidelines and requirements with respect to safety and health. This includes, but is not limited to any mandates with respect to the COVID-19 virus, such as PPE, testing, or vaccination rules, absent a legally recognized need for accommodation. Such accommodation requests should be promptly submitted to HR and will be reviewed and approved based on the circumstances presented.

      Education and/or Experience:
      • High School diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).
      • Education and/or work experience in medical insurance authorizations and insurance coding preferred.
      • Extensive customer service experience.
      • Minimum two years of experience in a medical office setting preferred. Praxis Health is a family of medical groups providing high quality healthcare throughout the state of Oregon. Our community-based clinics are the DNA of our business, providing better medicine, advocacy for our patients, and a satisfying and collaborative culture for our providers and staff.

        The Praxis family approach is dynamically different than other healthcare companies in Oregon. We are not "big box" health care, but rather a company of small groups and clinics, of nimble micro-cultures that can quickly adapt to industry changes, as well as patient needs.

        We have been serving communities across the beautiful and adventurous state of Oregon for over 50 years! And we are pioneers and thought leaders in the industry. Our commitment to innovative and operational excellence has allowed us to create healthcare solutions that are both cost-efficient and cutting edge.

        Come see how healthcare is done right!

        Physical Demands

        Manual dexterity for office machine operation including computer and calculator; stooping, bending to handle files and supplies, sitting for extended periods of time. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently life and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 50 pounds. Stress can be triggered by multiple staff demands and deadlines.

        Work Environment

        Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff.

        EOE Disabled/Veteran
        Praxis Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Interpath Laboratory, Bend , Authorization Coordinator, Desert Orthopedics - East Bend Bend OR, Healthcare , Redmond, Oregon

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