Administrative & Clerical Careers at Lifespan

Prior Authorizations Job

Job Number: RIH14291

Job Title: Prior Authorizations

Department: DI Business Operations - 1013028

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

High School diploma or equivalent. Completion of formal education preferred or equivalent years of experience. Training in ICD-9 & CPT Coding, Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Two years of previous experience in coding, billing and reimbursement. Knowledge of SMS computer system. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills needed to perform duties.

The Billing Specialist reporting to the Manager Diagnostic Imaging Support Services acts as a resource person to address problems or questions from radiologic staff, as well as other hospital personnel, patients and third party payors related to department coding and billing issues.