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Manager, Prior Authorizations



Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Effectively leads the Prior Authorization functional area within billing, collection or accounts receivable management, maintaining a full understanding of the billing information system. Manages the activities of staff through daily supervision while overseeing designated functional area across revenue cycle including but not limited to billing and pre-certification. Assists with implementing strategic goals by deploying internal and external staff.


  • Experience with Managing large teams, including supervision of staff of a pre-certification department.
  • Experience with directing self and others in areas of responsibility such as research, appeals, order entry, pre-certification and eligibility.
  • Assists with feedback for hiring, discipline and performance evaluations.
  • Provides department orientation and ongoing training for all in/direct reports.
  • Liaison with internal departments to promote ongoing communication, and collaboration on cross functional projects related to prior authorization.
  • Analyzes prior authorization outcomes from all sources, including carrier reimbursement exception reporting and follow up pending prior authorization analysis and denials management.
  • Represent organizational projects and assist management with follow-through and implementation of initiatives.
  • Manage all aspects of the prior authorization department including the timely, accurate submission and collection of all patient and customer accounts.
  • Works with across departments to manage the entire process from insurance verification to final collection.
  • Responsible for the timely accurate submission of all prior authorizations for service to the responsible payer.
  • Ensure that all payers needing prior authorization are set up correctly within the software system.
  • Monitors and validates adherence to Policies and Procedures, auditing as necessary. Monitors and evaluates employee productivity and performance to goal.
  • Builds employee morale, motivation and loyalty by fostering positive working relationships.
  • This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing a high volume, fast growing billing office within the laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of reimbursement, billing, coding and compliance regulations is required.


  • Experience in training in fields such as business administration, accountancy, sales, marketing, computer sciences or similar vocations.
  • Two (2) years of experience in prior authorization and insurance billing.
  • Ability to perform complex analysis and discuss with upper management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of payer eligibility and benefits.
  • Experience in healthcare research and analysis skills sufficient to support payer research healthcare policy library and state management.
  • Ability to resolve associate issues effectively and efficiently.


The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.
$100,100$150,100 USD


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

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Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

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