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Surgical Appeals & Coding Specialist Job in Aurora, AA

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Job Title: Surgical Appeals & Coding Specialist

Employer:University of Colorado Medicine
Skills:coding,denials management,billing
Specialties:surgery, orthopedics
Required Certifications:CPC
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:13199 E. Montview Blvd Aurora 80045, AA, US
Date Posted:7/12/2019

CU Medicine is dedicated to providing healthcare and administrative support to the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine’s nearly 3,000 providers. We are seeking a highly motivated Surgical Appeals & Coding Specialist (Denial Specialist) to join our team.


The Surgical Appeals & Coding Specialist (Denial Specialist) is primarily responsible for resolving all insurance claim denials for assigned specialty departments to enhance revenues for CU Medicine providers. The individual in this position will generate effective written appeals to carriers using well-researched logic. Utilize a multitude of resources to ensure correct appeal processes are followed. Account investigation may be quite extensive and complex. Denial Specialists are independently accountable for the denial resolution for their assigned divisions. 


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Appeal denials through coding review, contract review, medical record review and carrier interaction. 
  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise in the management of complicated denied claims.
  • Deploy analytical approach to resolve denials and recognize trends/patterns in order to proactively resolve recurring issues.  
  • Communicate identified denial patterns to management.  
  • Prioritize and process large volume of denials and maintain high quality of work. 
  • Serve as an escalation point for unresolved denial issues. 
  • Inform team members of payer policy changes. 
  • Assist in training new employees as assigned. 
  • Collaborate on special projects as needed.


Requires 3-5 years experience in medical practice billing with exposure to working with denials, appeals, insurance collections and related follow-up; bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.  Must have ICD-10 and CPT coding assessment skills, CPC certification is preferred.  Intermediate PC software experience required.  Advanced verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Must demonstrate a solid understanding and ability to apply contract language in conjunction with a comprehensive understanding of claims denial appeal logic. 


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please visit our website at www.CUMedicine.us. Reference job #342. All applications MUST be submitted via our website.


CU Medicine is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment. Additionally, drug and health screenings may be required for some positions.  We are an equal opportunity employer.


CU Medicine supports a Tobacco Free Workplace Environment which prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on CU Medicine property, Anschutz Medical Campus and adjacent business locations.



TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please visit our website at www.CUMedicine.us. Reference job #342. All applications MUST be submitted via our website.

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