Insurance Authorization Verification Specialist II - Neurology (Epilepsy)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Insurance Authorization Verification Specialist II - Neurology (Epilepsy)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Healthcare Support Services

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001RW

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for an Insurance Verification Specialist II to join the dynamic Neurology team at UTHealth Houston. In this position, you will be verifying insurance and working closely with patients and insurance companies. The ideal candidate for this role will have atleast three years of related experience and is able to work in a fast paced clinic setting.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Verifies insurance policy benefit information and obtains Authorization/ Precertification, prior to the patient’s visit or scheduled admission, or immediately following admission. Assist in identifying problems and ensures that the insurance is accurate on the patient account. Assures insurance information and appropriate referrals have been completely and accurately obtained.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Verifies insurance policy benefits for new and returning patients with carriers and employers.

  • Assures all insurance information has been completely and accurately obtained. Documents all pertinent insurance information. Documents information given or received to support actions taken on insurance charges or referral issues.

  • Identifies special policy clauses or pre-existing conditions and verifies effective date of policies.

  • Educates patients and families on insurance issues. Communicates patient’s fiscal responsibility in a professional manner.

  • Notifies appropriate work units of patient’s insurance coverage, authorizations, or status.

  • Identifies all patients without third party financial benefits and directs them for financial counseling according to Financial Counseling and Revenue Cycle policies and procedures.

  • Receives and reviews UT-H Health Science Center’ Managed Care contracts to understand the contract provisions. Interprets managed care contracts for insurance coverage.

  • Provides support to Revenue Cycle work units and other work units as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of related experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.