Title:  Patient Insurance Specialist I

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $40,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  8602


The Department of Medicine Cardiology group is seeking a competent and reliable insurance specialist to support the clinicians providing top rate care to our patients. This position will assist in obtaining the authorization needed to perform the procedure, testing, or visits. It is the responsibility of this position to process all same day and next day authorizations needed for the Cardiology practice. You will also use analytical thinking to maintain authorization questions and requests of the Billing dept. This position will need to be the communication liaison between the clinic staff and billing department as additional information is needed. Attention to detail and making sure that all the correct information is sent to the insurance companies to obtain proper authorization is key.


Job Duties

  • Process urgent medical claims daily for 10 physicians.
  • Handle incoming referral and authorization requests for inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, and nuclear testing.
  • Maintain a work queue that will be assigned to you for processing.
  • Cross coverage of other duties in the billing dept.
  • Be up to date on Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • No experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous authorization experience. 
  • Previous experience with EPIC. 





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.