Ethics & Compliances Coding Specialist - UTMC

Sweetwater, TN
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Ethics & Compliance Coding Specialist - UTMC

Ethics and Compliance Coding Specialist
University of Tennessee Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s only academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center. The 581 bed hospital also is home of the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital, only adult center, a Joint Commission/American Heart Association certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, houses the region's only private-room neonatal intensive care unit and serves as a regional perinatal center. Our six Centers of Excellence provide comprehensive care to patients. The dedicated professionals at the medical center thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, where expert commitment plays a critical role in the hospital’s ongoing success. The hospital serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina and is home to UT LIFESTAR, the region’s aeromedical transport program. Recently, UT Medical Center was recognized in the 23rd annual “America’s Best Hospitals” edition of US News & World Report.
We are seeking a Coding Specialist for our Ethics and Compliance Department. The Coding Specialist, at the direction of the Vice President of Compliance, performs timely audits of medical documentation for professional outpatient services provided to patients of employed Primary Care practices, ensures that medical billing conforms to governmental and third party payer regulations, and meets with individual physicians, coders, and department personnel to present findings and identify corrective action plans, as appropriate. The Coding Specialist provides assistance in coding education for healthcare providers, managers, billers and coders and, upon requests, may perform compliance investigations, general reviews and other compliance activities.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and a minimum of five years of coding experience with current coding certification, such as CPC, COC or CFPC. Experience in auditing of medical records or strong training background in coding and documentation is desired. Knowledge of PowerWorks is beneficial.

Our organizational priorities are service, efficiency and effectiveness, and quality and safety. Organizational commitment is demonstrated through initiative and strong drive to achieve results that support the vision, mission and values of the medical center. Team members enjoy competitive benefits and an excellent compensation package.
Applicants should apply for this position by completing an online application at No recruiting firms please.

Mission: To serve through healing, education and discovery.
Vision: To be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research.
Values: We value integrity, excellence, compassion, innovation, collaboration and dedication.
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