Laboratory Corporation of America Pre-Authorization Representative/Billing in San Diego, California

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH), an S&P 500 company is a leading life sciences company, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostics solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to provide better care. With net revenue in excess of $9 billion in 2016, LabCorp's 50,000 employees serve clients in 60 countries.

The recently acquired division of LabCorp, Sequenom, has an exciting opportunity for a Pre-Authorization Specialist in the Patient Billing Division:

Pre Authorization Specialist

The Sequenom Division has an exciting opportunity working in its' 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




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.