University of Utah Health Care

  • Outpatient/Provider Coder II

    Requisition Number
    35672
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    M-F
    Location Name
    Business Services Building
    Patient Care?
    No
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    COR ISC 10D OP CODING
    Category
    Coding / Health Information
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for the abstracting, coding, and interpreting of outpatient clinic and provider services for professional or facility billing. This position uses coding knowledge to abstract and record data from medical records and provides support to areas related to documentation and coding.

    This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

    Responsibilities

    • Reconciles clinic or provider visits and reports on missing, incomplete, or inconsistent documentation by contacting the appropriate personnel.
    • Reviews, abstracts, and codes multiple/sub specialty services and assigns appropriate coding classification.
    • Interacts with and provides feedback to providers, hospital staff, and clinic managers on billing related issues.
    • Researches and resolves high volume accounts and complex, suspended claims.
    • Interprets and applies basic regulatory guidelines to coding and reimbursement decisions.
    • Assures adherence to department quality and productivity standards.
    • Assists with other department coding needs as requested.
    • Serves as a mentor and assists in the training of Level I Coders.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory and reimbursement rules and regulations, and health insurance processing.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software. (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel).
    • Ability to maintain certifications through continuing education credits.
    • Ability to train others.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • An American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional coders (AAPC) recognized certification such as: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H), Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA, Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or other specialty certification indicated by the department, or three years of coding experience.
    • Two years of coding, clinical, or billing experience.
    • Incumbents qualifying under the equivalency requirement, without certification, must obtain an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional coders (AAPC) recognized certification within six months of hire.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Experience in organizing and conducting coding or billing education.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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    Physical Requirements

    Sitting, Standing

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