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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: 07/15/2019
Status: Full Time
Type: Administrative
City: Seattle, WA

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain timely surgery and office authorizations from various insurance companies
  • Obtaining patient benefits for procedures,
  • Advising patients of any out of pocket expenses (including surgery estimates)
  • Collecting pre-payments as needed

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess a friendly, accommodating and positive demeanor
  • Flexible and highly organized team player who interfaces well with physicians, staff and patients
  • Outstanding phone etiquette/customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent follow through

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 submit your resume and include a cover letter with your desired salary through the form below or email to

To find out more about Orthopedic Physician Associates, please visit us on the web at:

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