Authorization Specialist

Job Number: 21-260-6767

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.  As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Authorization Specialist Job Summary:  The Authorization Specialist is responsible for daily oversight of authorization request and approvals requiring interface with internal and external persons/entities and any other activities related to reimbursement for services for ABH, CFS, or Crisis programs.  Performs regular updates and verification of insurance coverage.  Other regular work duties may also involve meeting and greeting consumers, facilitating consumer information, requesting payment for services rendered, handling various types of payments, issuing receipts for payment, retrieving message off facility voicemail, building schedules in the Electronic Health Record for the prescribers and other duties as requested.  The Authorization Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Office Manager or Clinical Team Lead with close coordination with the Practice Manager.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in order to communicate clearly and effectively to all levels of staff and the public.

Skill in Word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer applications.

Authorization Specialist Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. 

Authorization Specialist License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • National Medical billing certification

Authorization Specialist Experience: 

Required: 

  • Two year experience in insurance benefits (i.e. Medicaid, CHIP, Managed Care, private insurance)
  • Experience with procedural and diagnostic coding.

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Salary:  $20.44 an hour. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)