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The granting of access to a document or the ability to conduct an activity. Authorization may be limited to a certain transaction or time period, or it may be unlimited. For example, a potential home buyer may grant a lender authorization to view his/her credit reports.


the granting of permission by a senior manager to a subordinate to undertake a particular task. For example, the chief executive could empower his purchasing officer to buy raw materials and authorize his production manager to buy machinery. The authorization process attempts to make sure that subordinates know the extent of their DELEGATED AUTHORITY.
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Scheduling, insurance verification, insurance authorization, financial counseling, point-of-service collections and health information management are handled as patients cross the care threshold -- not weeks or months after services are delivered.
Insurance authorization tools enable recording and tracking of insurance authorization/pre-certification numbers.
VeinInnovations, Atlanta's first independent vein treatment center, opened in 2002 to offer North Georgians every available minimally invasive treatment option for varicose and spider veins, as well as a dedicated staff of insurance precertification professionals to help patients with insurance authorization and scheduling.

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