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Job Summary

Orthopedic Physician Associates, a division of Proliance Surgeons, Inc., a premier orthopedic practice minutes from downtown Seattle, is looking for a full-time qualified individual to join our Business Office as an Authorizations Representative.

Job Description

Posted: 01/16/2019
Status: Full Time
Type: Administrative
City: Seattle, WA

The primary role of the Authorizations Representative is to obtain timely surgery and office authorizations from various insurance companies. This position also entails obtaining patient benefits for procedures, advising patients of any out of pocket expenses (including surgery estimates) and collecting pre-payments as needed.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A friendly, accommodating and positive demeanor
  • Be a flexible and highly organized
  • A team player who interfaces well with physicians, staff and patients
  • Outstanding phone etiquette
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent follow through skills are required

Duties and Responsibilities:

These include:

  • Obtaining surgery, MRI or office authorizations from various insurance companies prior to the procedure
  • Advise patients of any out of pocket expenses/private pay responsibilities
  • Collect pre-payment as necessary
  • Verify patient eligibility and benefits for procedures
  • Communicate status of upcoming surgeries to patients
  • Mail Third Party pre-pay letters
  • Assist other Authorization Representatives when needed

Desired Experience:

  • A minimum of one year solid medical authorization/referral experience preferred
  • Surgical authorizations experience preferred (or general orthopedic business office knowledge)
  • Understanding of medical billing
  • EPIC and/or NextGen experience preferred

We offer competitive wages and benefits (including a transportation stipend) and an opportunity to work with a wonderful team for great physicians. OPA is proud to be the team physicians for the area's professional sports teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners.

How to Apply:

If interested in applying, please email your resume and include a cover letter with your desired salary through the form below or email to
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