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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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For hospitals, scheduling is a complex task that requires hiring, training and managing many FTEs dedicated solely to the tasks of receiving scheduling calls, checking resource availability, reserving schedules in multiple departments, verifying patient demographic information, validating insurance authorization requirements and verifying medical necessity.
Hospitals recognize the value of Alliance's patient scheduling, insurance authorization and billing services in addition to proven marketing programs and managed care contracting.
Lia works with existing software, workflows, and teams to automate, accelerate, and prioritize pre-certification tasks to maximize insurance authorizations and secure revenue for healthcare providers.

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