University Medical Billing (UMB)
University Medical Billing (UMB) is a fully remote department and is considered the premier billing office for the University of Utah School of Medicine. We serve over 1,800 providers and 30 different specialties across Utah and surrounding states.
We are committed to creating a positive work environment while delivering the best service to our customers. Our leaders and employees value collaboration, innovation, and accountability. We believe that a successful candidate will exemplify these attributes as well.
Job Opportunity: Coder 2
As a Coder 2, you will use your coding knowledge to assign CPT and ICD-10 codes for abstracting, coding, and interpreting outpatient clinic and provider services for professional and/or facility billing. You will ensure compliance with all regulatory and reimbursement rules and regulations. Additionally, Level 2 Coders mentor and assist in the training of Level 1 Coders and provide feedback to providers and clinic managers on billing-related issues.
- Nationally recognized coding certification and 2 years of coding, clinical, or billing experience OR equivalency of 3 years coding experience is required.
- Compensation & Benefits: The starting hourly rate for this position is $23-$25/hr, depending on experience. Members of UMB are eligible for a bonus based on department performance. All team members are eligible for the University’s comprehensive benefit package.
- Review charges and report on missing, incomplete, or inconsistent documentation by contacting appropriate personnel.
- Reviews, abstracts, and codes multiple/sub-specialty services and assigns appropriate coding classification.
- Attend meetings with coding staff, providers, hospital staff, and clinic managers to provide feedback on coding-related issues.
- Research and resolve high volume accounts and complex, suspended claims.
- Interpret and apply basic regulatory guidelines to coding and reimbursement decisions.
- Assure adherence to department quality and productivity standards.
- Assist with other department coding needs as requested.
- Serve as a mentor for and assist in the training of Level 1 Coders, meet and train as needed.
- May present information to providers and assist in training efforts regarding coding/billing.
- Meet productivity and accuracy expectations of the position.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job description 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.
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) recognized certification.
- 3 years of coding experience required or equivalency.
- 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 AHIMA or AAPC recognized certification within 6 months of hire.
- The ability to express information in a clear and understandable manner in written and interactions; passes information on to others who should be kept informed.
- Promotes cooperation and commitment to team goals. Demonstrates a collective mindset and commitment to team goals.
- The ability to be self-reliant when making decisions based on broad knowledge and perspectives.
- Adopts a mindset of ownership for results without fault, blame or guilt.
- Demonstrated experience bouncing back in the face of setbacks and oppositions.
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.
Type: Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary:
While UMB is a remote department and this role will be performed remotely, interested applicants should note the following:
- This role is expected to work during UMB office hours which are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Mountain Time.
- Utah-based applicants may be prioritized in the screening process.
- The University of Utah is unable to employ individuals living in California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, or Washington.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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