University of Utah Job Description
This position is responsible for providing education to University of Utah Health Care coding staff. The incumbent develops educational programs to ensure coders develop and sustain proficient understanding of all coding regulations, quarterly and annual coding updates, applicable clinical knowledge, and national, fiscal intermediary, and organization-specific coding and reimbursement guidelines. The incumbent will act as a resource on coding and/or regulatory issues. This position will have a strong focus on achievement of positive results in assisting providers and staff to consistently code accurately and appropriately, including providing feedback on accuracy of documentation. This individual will develop and build direct, interactive, productive relationships with physicians, departments, management and staff.
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.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
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 and other providers.
4. Research and evaluate coding, documentation practices, and processes, and identify coding trends through data analysis or chart review.
5. Respond to questions and concerns from internal and external staff.
6. Works in conjunction with coding auditors to ensure continuous feedback and re-education if necessary.
7. Attends weekly and monthly meetings.
8. Special projects 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.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
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Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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