Senior Certified Coding Specialist (Virtual/Remote)

Houston, TX

Senior Certified Coding Specialist (Virtual/Remote)

Location: Houston, Texas

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Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400000N

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 is hiring for a Senior Certified Coding Specialist to join their team of professionals in Revenue Cycle – Charge Capture and Coding. The Senior Certified Coder will be responsible for coding Anesthesia and Surgeries for patients receiving service at LBJ Hospital. Responsibilities includes working Anesthesia and Surgery Edits/Deficiencies and performing the reconciliation process.

Location: 1851 Crosspoint Avenue, Houston, Texas 77054 for 2 weeks or less for training then Virtual/Remote . Must live in Texas (TX).

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:

Reviews, determines accuracy of and applies the correct coding conventions to patient charge encounters, procedural and surgical services, as defined through physician documentation, regulatory agencies and various third-party payers. Provides departmental oversight and specialty-specific education related to physician coding/compliance, non-physician practitioner coding/compliance and appropriate coding conventions for individual staff members and collective groups within the department.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides leadership and guidance to fellow coders.

  2. Oversight of personnel performing routine correct coding applications utilizing ICD-10-CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding guidelines.

  3. Identifies and reports correct code selection from physician documentation, to include, but not be limited to; chart notes, abstracting from medical records documentation, medical diagnostic and/or interventional reports, ensuring compliant coding selections are reported, as needed.

  4. Reviews and reports all denials related to coding, by report, assigning and indicating reason codes for coding denials.

  5. Assists in the development and delivery of appropriate specialty specific coding education for providers within their respective departments.

  6. Act as a resource in the clinic setting for providers, practitioners and staff for queries related to coding convention.

  7. Liaison with outsourced Revenue Cycle Service Managers as related to coding endeavors within their departments.

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by the American Academy of Professional Coders or

  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) by the American Health Information Management Association or

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)/ Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association.

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of related experience.

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.