National Labor Exchange Veterans Jobs

nlx logo

Search Jobs from Veteran Friendly Employers

Job Information

Laboratory Corporation of America Pre Authorization Specialist in San Diego, California

Pre Authorization Specialist

The Sequenom Division has an exciting opportunity for a Pre Authorization team. This position will be responsible for requesting initial authorization from insurance companies and all follow-up on assigned accounts. This position will assist the error processing team with updating the accounts and assigning the correct payors in the billing system.


  • Request initial authorization from insurance companies from both government and commercial payors

  • Assist error processing team in assigning correct payors on new accounts in the billing system

  • Review paperwork, research and identify billing issues and update the billing system with the correct payor information

  • Send authorization documents to scan

  • Answer questions from ordering clients, patients, insurance companies, and staff

  • Maintain patient confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA guidelines / regulations


  • High school diploma required.

  • 2+ years' experience in a Medical Billing environment required

  • 2 years requesting authorization for services preferred

  • Previous experience working directly with health plans or medical groups for authorizations

  • Knowledge of professional medical billing and collection practices

  • Knowledge of CPT and ICD10 codes

  • Computer proficiency -- MS Windows, MS Office, and database experience

  • Previous experience with billing software, such as XiFin highly preferred

  • Experience with government billing a plus

  • Ability to review large amounts of data for accuracy

  • Must be organized and detail-oriented

Ability to work the following schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm


High School or equivalent and with a minimum of 2 years of experience in Medical Billing and/or Prior Authorizations preferred




Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.