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Job Title: Coding Educator (PRN24505B)

Employer:University of Utah
Type:FULL TIME
Required Certifications:AAPC Coding Certification or AHIMA
Required Experience:5 to 7 years
Location:250 east 200 south, suite 125 salt lake city 84111, UT, US
Date Posted:10/19/2020

This position is responsible for providing quality assurance education, analysis and recommendations for revenue cycle process including coding, billing and policy regulations. The incumbent will act as a resource on coding, system analysis and regulatory policy issues. This position will have a strong focus on quality improvements with positive outcomes associated with the revenue cycle to consistently code and bill appropriately. The incumbent develops educational programs to ensure appropriate staff (i.e. Medical Account Coding Specialists, Coders, and Coding Auditors) are developed and sustain proficient understanding of University of Utah Health quality assurance needs. Examples of educational programs include coding regulations, coding updates, applicable clinical knowledge, and national, fiscal intermediary, and organization-specific coding and reimbursement guidelines. This individual will develop and build direct, interactive, dynamic relationships with physicians, departments, management and staff.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN24505B - 00209 - Univ Medical Billing – Oper

COMPENSATION: $69,000 - $85,000

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides individual and group education/presentations to coding staff, physicians, and others throughout the organization that require coding knowledge; monitors and reports progress to ensure compliance with coding standards and expectations.
2. Develops curriculum for individual and group diagnosis and procedural coding, and all related federal and state billing regulations.
3. Coordinates development of educational materials for physicians, other providers, and auditors.
4. Research and evaluate coding, documentation practices, and processes, and identify billing policy and coding trends through data analysis or chart review.
5. Responsible for denial prevention, communication and providing suggestions for resolution.
6. Respond to questions and concerns from internal and external staff.
7. Manages, supervises and works in conjunction with coding auditors and/or medical account coding specialists to ensure continuous feedback and re-education if necessary.
8. Attends weekly and monthly meetings.
9. Complete the AAPC online PMCC CPC-I instructor program and written coding exam within 6 months from hire date, (earning the CPC-I, AAPC instructor certification).
10. Monitors work quality and employee productivity to ensure adherence to department standards.
11. Special projects as assigned.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

QUALIFICATIONS:

AHIMA or AAPC Coding Certification. Minimum of Five years of progressively complex coding experience for outpatient and provider services.

Complete and accurate knowledge of ICD-10, HCPCS, and CPT coding. Ability to interpret and understand laws and regulations at a Federal and State level. Ability to identify coding and charging errors. Proficient knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid and third party coding requirements. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills courses; excellent interpersonal skills and strong team player. Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. Intermediate computer skills with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote.

Previous adult teaching experience is preferred.

 PREFERENCES:

• Previous adult training experience
• Data analytics and root cause analysis
• Revenue cycle expertise with a focus on coding denials and appeals

TO APPLY, VISIT: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108383

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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