Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Radiology Authorization Coordinator will manage the work of various clinical and revenue cycle groups in attempts to secure prior authorizations and financial clearance for radiology exams. Working in a fast-paced, high-volume, dynamic environment, the Radiology Authorization Coordinator is responsible for independently managing all work related to medical necessity-based authorizations for all diagnostic imaging services (planned and unplanned) ordered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) providers. His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working with upstream registration, referrals and financial counseling teams, requesting referrals and letters of agreement, coordinating physician-to-physician discussions, requesting and reviewing letters of medical necessity, and coordinating financial clearance for DFCI and outside imaging center Radiology departments. If necessary, the Radiology Authorization Coordinator will independently complete various aspects of this work (e.g. request referral, confirm eligibility). This position reports directly to the Radiology Authorization Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
Expert analytical and problem-solving skills. Identifies key stakeholders and coordinates efforts appropriately. Efficiently manages multiple tasks at once. Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. Excellent communication skills – effectively interacts with patients and all levels of staff (physicians, mid-level practitioners, senior management) and external contacts. Manages difficult conversations well. Superior technical skills – quickly navigates through Microsoft Office products, web-based portals, excel databases, and electronic medical records.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.