University of California - San Diego #93563 Authorization Coordinator in San Diego, California

#93563 Authorization Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/31/2018

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/22/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


The Authorization Coordinator will have the responsibility of facilitating the process of securing authorizations for the Ophthalmology clinics with regards to follow up visits, requested diagnostic testing, requested procedures and referrals to specialties outside of the Ophthalmology clinics. The Authorization Coordinator will submit referral requests to medical insurance companies utilizing current electronic systems to provide accurate documentation including physician notes, ICD-9 codes and CPT codes. The Authorization Coordinator will provide continued follow up with the insurance companies to facilitate the approval of the requested authorizations, initializing delays and assuring timely payment. Documentation of the authorizations to be included in the Epic systems to ensure accurate billing of office visits and procedures to minimize delays in the flow of revenue.


  • Graduation from high school.

  • Minimum three (3) years previous experience in a large, complex healthcare setting.

  • Experience in insurance authorization (Medi-Cal, Medi-cal TAR, Medicare, HMO).

  • Extensive knowledge of medical, surgical and anatomical terminology.

  • Demonstrated high level, administrative experience in a clinical and academic setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a high level of proficiency and competency.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise good judgement, identify problems, interpret policy and recommend solutions.


  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures, including computer knowledge of the PCIS, EPIC, and IDX systems.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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Payroll Title:



Shiley Eye Center

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Commensurate with Experience


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EX Contract

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Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.