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Drug Authorization Specialist

Company: OneOncology
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

OneOncology is positioning community oncologists to drive the future of cancer care through a patient-centric, physician-driven, and technology-powered model to help improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. Our team is bringing together leaders to the market place to help drive OneOncology's mission and vision.

Why join us? This is an exciting time to join OneOncology. Our values-driven culture reflects our startup enthusiasm supported by industry leaders in oncology, technology, and finance. We are looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals who demonstrate a natural desire to improve and build new processes that support the meaningful work of community oncologists and the patients they serve.

Job Description:

The Drug Authorization Specialist functions as a liaison between clinical staff, physicians and patient accounting making sure that patient's insurance requirements for reimbursement before treatment occurs while maintaining knowledge on drugs used to treat patients. Communicate as needed with patients on coverage that may affect their financial liability.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains pre-authorizations for Physician Orders as required by the patient's insurance carrier.
  • Communicates with physician/clinical staff on reimbursement issues and/or pre-certification requirements by the patient's insurance carriers.
  • Communicates with physician/clinical staff concerning off label drug use.
  • Coordinates and communicates information required or requested by Patient Accounting within the mandated timeframe.
  • Ensures up-to-date documentation on patient's accounts in Electronic Medical Record and Patient Management on follow up or ongoing drug authorizations.
  • Keeps current on drug and insurance carrier requirements. Utilizing all sources available to stay abreast of drug information (indications, Pharma programs, pre-certification requirements etc.)
  • Follows policy and procedures outlined by management to ensure standardization of processes across the clinics.
  • Responsible for patient assistance coordination with the Patient Advocate and communicates with clinical staff to coordinate treatment plan requirements for indigent drug.
  • Educate patients about their insurance coverage and benefits, including deductible, copay, coinsurance and estimated out of pocket costs as needed.
  • Determine patient financial ability to pay and provide financial counseling services regarding payment arrangements and financial assistance for uninsured and underinsured patients by phone or in person as needed.
  • Maintains continued authorizations of drugs ensuring that all treatment dates are covered for reimbursement.
  • Resolve items in task management related to drug authorization issues.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned to help drive our mission of improving the lives of everyone living with cancer.
    Required Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Medical insurance background
    • Must be willing and able to lift up to 25 pounds.
    • Must be willing and able to travel to satellite clinics when necessary.
      Essential Competencies:
      • Attendance is an essential job function.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and establish collaborative relationships with physicians, patients, clinical and administrative staff, and the public.
      • Excellent customer service skills.
      • Knowledge of clinic office procedures, medical practice and medical terminology.
      • Ability to recognize, evaluate and solve problems.
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Proficient in the use of end-user computer applications regarding productivity (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), database and patient scheduling and other medical information systems.
      • Ability to operate various types of office equipment.


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Keywords: OneOncology, Nashville , Drug Authorization Specialist, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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