University of Utah Supervisor, Outpatient / Provider Coding in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/07/2017

Requisition Number PRN13929B

Job Title Supervisor, Outpatient / Provider Coding

Working Title Supervisor, Outpatient / Provider Coding

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

As arranged

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00209 - Univ Medical Billing - Oper

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $26.00 to $29.00

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Coding Supervisor position, excellent opportunity at U of U. Requires 6 years of coding/billing experience and Coding Certificate from a national organization is required with aCPCbeing preferred. Strong computer skills. Opportunity to earn CEUs in coding. Benefit of working in a multi-specialty Billing office. Opportunity to work with providers who conduct cutting edge research and patient care.

PLEASENOTE: Candidates must be available to work on-site in our downtown Salt Lake City office.


Essential Functions:

1.Utilize various reporting functions to analyze, resolve and implement departmental and team improvements.

2.Weekly review of reports to monitor current status of edit volumes to assist office management in determining the appropriate work volumes for variety of staff.

3.Facilitate educational meetings with departmental and internal staff.

4.Meet with multiple provider types, payers, and staff for education regarding coding, compliance, and reimbursement issues.

5.Distribute information from meetings to appropriate people.

6.Continual assessment of appropriate daily work volume capabilities for each employee.

7.Recognize trends and identify options for process improvements for review byUMBDirectors and Managers.

8.Monthly review of professional medical coders and support personnel for use of internal policies and quality assessments to ascertain the progress of understanding complex coding scenarios in the University setting.

9.Manage work volume and education with remote staff.

10.Supervise employee deadlines with current assignments and monitor the volumes of outstanding projects to be delegated to appropriate staff.

11.Assist with developing efficient methods to ensure that all billable charges are being captured by each department.

12.Assist with identifying and resolving technical problems with editing software.

13.Continual education and training of staff to increase knowledge base and problem solving skills for use in daily duties.

14.Ongoing review of existing edits created to verify information is still valid and appropriate for department and payer claims.

15.Overtime may be required.

16.Other duties as assigned.

Incumbents in this position should be able to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) recognized certification such as: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H), Certified Professional Coder-Payor (CPC-P), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist–Physician Based (CCS- P), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or other specialty certification indicated by the department,AND6 years coding experience. Departments may prefer specific certifications over others.

Demonstrated knowledge of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory and reimbursement rules and regulations, reimbursement systems (federal, state and payer specific), and health insurance processing is required. Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and effective human relations and communication skills are also required. Some areas may require knowledge ofCMS,AMAandAHAcoding and billing guidelines.

Knowledge of business management principles and supervisory experience preferred.

Incumbents in this position must maintain their Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) as required by the issuing coding organization.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Two years of coding experience in a supervisory role preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.