University of Utah Coding Educator Revenue Integrity in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/05/2018

Requisition Number PRN17724B

Job Title Coding Educator

Working Title Coding Educator Revenue Integrity

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

As arranged

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00209 - Univ Medical Billing - Oper

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $63,000 to $68,999

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing education to University of Utah Health Care coding staff. The incumbent develops educational programs to ensure coders develop and sustain proficient understanding of all coding regulations, quarterly and annual coding updates, applicable clinical knowledge, and national, fiscal intermediary, and organization-specific coding and reimbursement guidelines. The incumbent will act as a resource on coding, analytical and/or regulatory issues. This position will have a strong focus on achievement of positive results in assisting providers and staff to consistently code accurately and appropriately, including providing feedback on accuracy of documentation. This individual will develop and build direct, interactive, productive relationships with physicians, departments, management and staff


1.Provides individual and group education/presentations to coding staff, physicians, and others throughout the organization that require coding knowledge; monitors and reports progress to ensure compliance with coding standards and expectations.

2.Develops curriculum for individual and group diagnosis and procedural coding, and all related federal and state billing regulations.

3.Coordinates development of educational materials for physicians, other providers, and auditors.

4.Research and evaluate coding, documentation practices, and processes, and identify coding trends through data analysis or chart review.

5.Respond to questions and concerns from internal and external staff.

6.Works in conjunction with coding auditors to ensure continuous feedback and re-education if necessary.

7.Attends weekly and monthly meetings.

8.Complete theAAPConlinePMCCCPC-I instructor program and written coding exam within 6 months from hire date, (earning theCPC-I,AAPCinstructor certification).

9.Special projects as assigned.

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

AHIMAorAAPCCoding Certification. Minimum of Five years of progressively complex coding experience for outpatient and provider services.

Complete and accurate knowledge ofICD-10,HCPCS, andCPTcoding. Ability to interpret and understand laws and regulations at a Federal and State level. Ability to identify coding and charging errors. Proficient knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid and third party coding requirements. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills courses; excellent interpersonal skills and strong team player. Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. Intermediate computer skills with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote.

Previous adult teaching experience is preferred.


•Previous adult teaching experience

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.