Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Support Services
401656 Precertification - Clerical
Shift Hours / Days:
Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm, some flexibility
Hours / Pay Period:

Authorization Specialist

Location: Zion, IL


We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.


A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.


Job Summary/Purpose:


The Authorization Specialist position is responsible for working authorization denials for medical services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®.  This role will obtain accurate and timely decisions from payers regarding authorizations of medical procedures, high tech imaging services, surgical cases, personalized genomic medicine, technically advanced radiation therapy treatments, chemotherapy and any other procedure requiring authorization.  This position requires excellent time management and organizational skills as well as the ability to provide clear and concise communication both verbally and written.  The authorization Specialist is empowered to approve, pend, or deny any services for our population of patients according to policy.  This position requires strong knowledge of ICD 9/10 diagnosis codes as well as CPT codes.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in this field or related field such as medical coding, financial counseling or similar service profession
  • Previous oncology background preferred


The Best Place to Work


We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.


Beyond The Resume, What We Look For


We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.


Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit  to begin your journey.