UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CODING REPRESENTATIVE in IOWA CITY, Iowa

CODING REPRESENTATIVERequisition # 72974Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Wednesday, June 27th, 2018Advertising Started on:Wednesday, June 13th, 2018Organization:University HospitalDepartment:Patient Financial ServicesSalarySalary:$43,000.00 to CommensuratePay Grade:2BJob DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:Job Summary:In this role, you will assign ICD-10 codes and CPT codes for professional facility outpatient services and professional hospital inpatient services. Telecommuting may be allowed, up to 5 days per week, after initial in-house training is complete for high performers meeting quality and productivity standards as well as in good standings.Key Areas of Responsibility:Review medical records to assign CPT/HCPCS and/or ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure codes consistent with coding compliance policies, ICD-10-CM/PCS Official Coding Guidelines and regulatory guidelines.Monitor compliance/coding standards and policies to ensure UI Health Care receives full and accurate reimbursement for services that comply with HIPAA as well as coding and payment rules/regulations.Communicate with physicians, residents, staff and other providers to resolve situations where the recommended coded service is not supported in the health record documentation and/or not consistent with coding and regulatory guidelines.Communicate with physicians, residents, staff and other providers when additional information is needed for accurate code assignment.Meet targets regarding volume and accuracy of codes assigned.Adopt and incorporate initiatives that improve compliance and reduce risks to the institution.Assist in providing and analyzing reports related to documentation issues, coding patterns, physician productivity, reimbursement trends, etc.Meet targets set by Coding Supervisor and/or Management regarding volume and accuracy of codes assigned.Participate in internal coding and development training when needed.As a Medical Coder for University of Iowa Health Care Clinics and Hospital you will support a culture of Service Excellence by delivering high quality customer service in a fast-paced environment and maintain composure in difficult situations. You must have the skills to provide accurate and comprehensive information (written and verbally) to clinic personnel, physicians, administration, providers and co-workers in a professional manner. You must demonstrate compassion, empathy and respect to patient rights and confidentiality.The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and required of individuals performing the job.*** Please Note: Five (5) professional references will be required at a later step during the hiring process.Education Required:Completion of a diploma or degree program in Health Information Management or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience Required:Familiarity with medical coding and/or billing.Proficiency with standard office computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite).Medical terminology knowledge.Basic knowledge and understanding of HIPAA laws and regulations.Excellent, effective written and verbal communication skills to achieve and provide quality customer service by demonstrating positive professional demeanor at all times.Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse professional and patient population including the ability to prioritize and coordinate inquiries from patients, staff and administration.Strong attention to detail with accuracy to achieve or exceed organizational and individual performance goalsCertifications:Eligibility for certification as RHIT, RHIA, CPC, CCS, CCSP, or equivalent through a nationally recognized credentialing body such as AHIMA or AA