Coding Trainer (Remote)

Houston, TX

Coding Trainer (Remote)

Location: Houston, Texas

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Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001EE

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

UTHealth Houston Revenue Cycle is hiring for a Coding Trainer to join their team of professionals. The Coding Trainer will be responsible for developing training courses for the department, planning and executing new hire training, researching, planning, and educating team members based on special requests for education from the management team, and more. Experience with teaching, data analytics, and leadership are all a plus!

Location: 1851 Crosspoint Avenue, Houston, Texas 77054 for 2 weeks or less for training. Must live in Texas (TX). This is a hybrid position. The person in this role has to come onsite anytime we have new hires and if we are training with an existing team member. Other times the position is remote.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The Coding Trainer is responsible for providing education to newly hired and existing coding staff within the Charge Capture/Coding department under the direction of the Manager, Charge Capture & Coding and the Director, Charge Capture & Coding. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a coding operation onboarding and training program, reporting training progress and developing coding tip sheets and other training material for the Charge Capture and Coding operations. The Coding Trainer works with coding leadership to identify and deliver education as needed and acts as a coding subject matter expert.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Deliver training sessions to coders and facilitate new hire onboarding process. Assists with onboarding of new hires. Delivers training on all aspects of the coder job responsibilities in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Performs concurrent coding reviews to ensure that coders are able to meet department quality and productivity expectations. Monitors and tracks coder progress and provides feedback to remote coders in an effective, timely manner and in a way that ensures learning and collaborative communication.

  2. Adheres to official and UTHealth coding and billing guidelines and works collaboratively with coding leaders.

  3. Creates and delivers coding education material. Works closely with coding and CDI leadership to deliver and develop coding education. Creates job aids and handouts as necessary. Assists in the creation and maintenance of a Coding Knowledge Center where training information is stored. Provides process improvement recommendations on coding education and training needs.

  4. Performs other coding functions as appropriate, including assisting with coding backlogs as necessary.

  5. Adheres to established productivity standards and maintains tracking tools. Stays up-to-date with all federal, stated and departmental coding guidelines and procedures.

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Must have one of the following certifications:

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), or Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Knowledge of ICD-10 CM and CPT coding conventions. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, the ability to abstract data and maintain a database required

Effective verbal and written communication between internal and external customers

Excellent time management skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a remote environment.

Minimum Education:

Associates of Science degree in health information management or another related field, or equivalent experience in lieu of degree.

Minimum Experience:

4 years of experience in a Health Information Management (HIM) multi-specialty coding. Strong professional (pro-fee) coding experience in multi-specialty clinic, EPIC/IDX and Cerner EMR experience is preferred.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.