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Supervisor, Prior Authorization



People & HR, Operations
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Position Summary:

The Supervisor of Billing Prior Authorization works interactively with internal departments, patients and their healthcare providers regarding current billing practice for Natera, Inc. and NSTX, Inc. This includes patient education, educational materials, answering basic clinical and program inquiries, and helping coordinate access to therapies through the patient’s healthcare provider.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor staff productivity.

  • Create sub-team SOP.

  • Update Natera Care, which is the platform used to organize pending prior authorization cases.

  • Generate monthly trend reports.

  • Assist with hiring, disciplinary, and performance evaluations. Has hiring/firing authority and/or significant impact on hiring/firing decisions.

  • Oversee the process of providing coverage for employee vacation and sick calls.

  • Provide back-up for scheduling as needed.

  • Provide department orientation for all direct reports and coordinates training per job description.

  • Liaison with other clinic managers/supervisors to promote ongoing communication and ensure accuracy.

  • Responsible for phone processes, to include: monitoring incoming calls to make sure staff is following protocols regarding customer service; responsible for departments reaching goals.

  • Assist manager in finding and implementing solutions to phone access problems.

  • Act as liaison between departments; attends appropriate business meetings, and assists manager with implementation of clinic policy, goals and objectives that relate to business functions.

  • Act as an escalated level of response for patient concerns and complaints; assists staff with enforcing policy

  • Called upon to represent clinic in organizational projects and assist manager with follow-through and implementation of ongoing projects.

  • Keep staff informed regarding new and changing policies and procedures.

  • Create positive working relationship between other clinic staff and outside vendors.

  • Promote a positive working environment through role modeling, team development, respect, and being fair and consistent.

  • Perform related and other duties as assigned/needed.

  • This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job.

  • Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.

  • Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience. Degree in business administration, accountancy, sales, marketing, computer sciences, or similar preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years directly related and progressively responsible experience.

  • Lead and/or supervisory experience preferred.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail.

  • Ability to proficiently use computer and standard office equipment.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge of payer eligibility and benefits.

  • Health care research and analysis skills sufficient to support payer research healthcare policy library and state management.

  • Ability to resolve associate issues effectively and efficiently.

The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.
San Carlos, CA
$70,000$90,000 USD


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents.

Link: https://www.natera.com/notice-of-data-collection-california-residents/

Please be advised that Natera will reach out to candidates with a @natera.com email domain ONLY. Email communications from all other domain names are not from Natera or its employees and are fraudulent. Natera does not request interviews via text messages and does not ask for personal information until a candidate has engaged with the company and has spoken to a recruiter and the hiring team. Natera takes cyber crimes seriously, and will collaborate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute any related cyber crimes.

For more information:
- BBB announcement on job scams
- FBI Cyber Crime resource page