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Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2 (PRN26423B) Job in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Job Title: Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2 (PRN26423B)

Employer:University of Utah
Job Location:Partial Remote
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Location:250 East, 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City 84111, UT, US
Date Posted:6/22/2021

Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2 responsibilities include, but are not limited to, abstracting, coding, and interpreting of outpatient clinic and provider services for professional and/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 considered Category IIA: Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID-19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID-19 Telecommuting Agreement.

This position will be required to work onsite throughout the initial training period; may be eligible for telecommuting at the conclusion of training.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN26423B - 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

COMPENSATION: $15.19 to $24.85/hour


Essential Functions
1. Reconciles clinic or provider visits and reports on missing, incomplete, or inconsistent documentation by contacting appropriate personnel.
2. Reviews, abstracts, and codes multiple/sub specialty services and assigns appropriate coding classification.
3. Interacts with and provides feedback to providers, hospital staff, and clinic managers on billing related issues.
4. Researches and resolves high volume accounts and complex, suspended claims.
5. Interprets and applies basic regulatory guidelines to coding and reimbursement decisions.
6. Assures adherence to department quality and productivity standards.
7. Assists with other department coding needs as requested.
8. Serves as a mentor for and assists in the training of Level 1 Coders.

This position receives direction from department leadership. Will work closely with co-workers, supervisors, and department leadership in the resolution of regulatory and complex issues. Incumbents also work cooperatively with physicians, nurses, other ancillary staff, and external contacts.

This is a general job description and is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.

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 3 years coding experience required.

AND an additional 2 years of coding, clinical, or billing experience required.

Departments may prefer specific certifications over others.

Basic knowledge of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory and reimbursement rules and regulations, health insurance processing, proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and effective human relations and communication skills are also required.

Incumbents qualifying for this position under the equivalency requirement, without certification, may be required to obtain an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) recognized certification within 6 months of hire.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

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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