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Prior Authorization Specialist

| Greater Denver Area

 Alto is a modern pharmacy changing the way people manage and fill their prescriptions with a tech-driven, patient-centric, online pharmacy. Alto provides same-day, free delivery, seven days a week for prescriptions. More importantly, Alto offers cost transparency, personalized mobile support, and real-time coordination with doctors and insurance companies. Our mission is to fulfill medicine’s true purpose - to improve the quality of life for everyone who needs it.

We recently raised our Series C, surpassed 200 employees across four locations, and are on track to achieve $300M ARR by the end of 2019. Start-up tracker, CB Insights, recently listed Alto as one of the top 50 private companies around the world on a path to a $1 billion valuation. Alto is also featured in The New York Times (2/19) article “These 50 Start-Ups Maybe the Next “Unicorns’.“

About the role

Alto is looking for an experienced Prior Authorization Specialist to manage the day to day submission and follow-up of prior authorizations for patients and providers. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working at a doctor’s office, pharmacy, or insurer where they developed prior authorization best practices and gained specialist knowledge specific to disease states and insurance plans. This role involves working both autonomously and cross functionally with internal teams to ensure patients and providers receive the care and attention they need. If you thrive on working with new technology, applying your existing domain knowledge, and developing new internal standards, this is the role for you!

What you would do

  • Submit and manage prior authorizations for various disease states and clinics to specific timelines
  • Develop thorough knowledge of each Doctor and clinic’s services, best practices, and patient needs
  • Contact providers and insurance help desks by phone and internal messaging to review prior authorization needs, conduct benefit investigations, and follow up on determination statuses
  • Communicate determinations to providers in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Collate and review supporting information from prescribers and attach relevant documents to prior authorizations
  • Identify potential quality of care issues, service, or treatment delays and intervene where clinically appropriate
  • Collaborate with and teach other team members best practices for managing and submitting prior authorizations
  • Help Alto develop a playbook to efficiently handle prior authorizations in a manner that best serves our patients and providers


  • 2+ years full time experience managing prior authorizations for an MD office (preferred), pharmacy or insurer
  • Possess specialist knowledge of common insurance formularies, reject codes, ICD9 and ICD10 codes, and best practices for submitting prior authorizations
  • Experience working with CoverMyMeds is a plus
  • Exceptional knowledge of commercial and government insurance and how to troubleshoot claims
  • Friendly disposition and outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn and operate a new pharmacy management system and other relevant equipment
  • Ability to interpret, transcribe and troubleshoot prescription information, labs and charts
  • High school diploma / GED
  • Pharmacy Technician License or PTCB is a plus, but not required

Alto Pharmacy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

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929 Broadway, Denver, CO

An Insider's view of Alto Pharmacy

What is your vision for the company?

It’s really easy to assume that Alto Pharmacy just delivers medications, but it goes beyond this when you have patients who are bed bound or who don’t know how to navigate the medical field by themselves. We support you in navigating this tricky realm, we ensure that adherence is more feasible, and the healthcare experience is transparent.


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What are Alto Pharmacy Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
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