Insurance Authorization Specialist - Pharmacy Outpatient

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: PRN
FTE: 0.001
Shift: Day
Hours: 8


Researches, obtains authorizations, insurance verifications, clinical documentation, prescription information and financial ability information needed to ensure when a prescriber writes a Specialty (high price, high risk and high touch) medication, so that the patient is able to initiate therapy in a timely and cost efficient manner.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in Prior Authorizations in either a Pharmacy or a Clinical setting required.


  • Ability to understand and analyze lab and clinical data within the patient’s EMR.
  • Ability to understand third party payer and insurance complexities.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all patients, peers, providers.
  • Ability to train new hires.
  • Ability to multitask due to the high volume of phone calls.
  • Ability to know and understand complex therapies.


  • Pharmacy technician or Pharmacy billing experience with Insurers and Third Party payers preferred.


If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained