Position Title: CODER I

Internal Close Date: 03/16/2020
Requisition Number: 15059715
Position Code: 116
Department: UNMHSC HS - Coding OP
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Days
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Position is responsible for coding ICD diagnosis and CPT facility and professional fee codes. Assignments include outpatient clinic visits, diagnostic procedures, evaluation and management (E&M), and emergency room encounters for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulation according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using ICD and CPT classification systems. Ensure adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. No Patient care assignment.
Accountability:
  • CODE - Identify and assign preliminary codes for outpatient clinic visits for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis(es), operation(s), and procedure(s) using the current version of ICD and CPT classification systems

  • CODE - Identify and assign modifiers for outpatient records for the purpose of reimbursement, research, and compliance with federal regulations

  • CODE - Identify and assign preliminary evaluation and management (E/M) codes for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal records

  • CODE - Work both medical necessity (MN) edits and correct coding initiative (CCI) edits

  • RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • One of the following:

  • Certified Coding Associate Certificate (CCA)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P)

  • RHIT

  • RHIA

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Associate's Degree in related discipline

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment