Job Information

University of Utah Manager, Coding in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/06/2021

Requisition Number PRN26805B

Job Title Manager, Coding

Working Title Manager, Coding

Job Grade G

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 91,000 - 99,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

REMOTE WORK OPPORTUNITY . Under minimal supervision, oversees the coding functions to maximize clinical revenue in support the School of Medicine and University of Utah Health Mission. The Coding Manager coordinates clinicians, quality, coding, billing teams with software analysts to ensure efficacy of integrated revenue cycle workflows. Acts as a champion within a dynamic organization that is consistently evolving by planning educational opportunities ensuring continuity and quality to the services provided to the departments we serve. This position has the ability to work remote.

Responsibilities

1. HR Duties: Oversee department human resources management including recruitment and retention. Analysis of supervisor and staff competency including the development and/or presentation of educational programs and performance evaluations. Analysis to determine appropriate staffing levels to support departmental charge capture and coding needs.

2. Supervisory Duties: Coach supervisors and staff to develop leadership and professional development skills. Provide direction for supervisor to manage multiple deadlines. Supervises four supervisors, with an average of 7-9 employees reporting to each supervisor. Conducts semi-annual quality review and professional development meetings with supervisors and trainings supervisors to enhance the work product to be given to departmental contacts for continuing education.

3. Collaboration and Education: Work with departments and physicians regarding coding and documentation guidelines in accordance with current federal and institutional compliance policies. Present specialty specific coding and billing information to various departments within the institution. Coordinate and participate with UUHSC Compliance in educational and training programs to enhance the awareness of potential compliance issues.

4. Organization & Community Collaboration: Participate in institutional committees to establish consistent guidelines for coding and billing of medical services. Facilitate cooperative and collaborative inter-departmental and institutional interactions.

5. Processes & Reporting: Generate and evaluate variety of financial and coding reports to identify trends for educational opportunities, process improvements, and contracting negotiations. Develop and implement strategies to optimize cost with return on investment for process enhancement. Meet as part of the Executive Management team to discuss various budgetary items and make recommendations on appropriate cost expenditures. Analyze various processes across the department to determine FTE needs for appropriate staffing needs based on work volumes. Participate in the development and implementation of departmental and institutional policies and procedures.

6. Customer Needs & Satisfaction: Ensure customer satisfaction by reviewing complains, concerns and suggestions and ensuring appropriate follow through for providing quality services. Research and resolve inquiries from physicians and payers regarding appropriate billing and coding guidelines. Generate proposals to discuss with other managers and director for enhancing processes, policies and office procedures.

7. System Management: Management of the claim scrubbing software for billing offices and departments throughout the University of Utah Health Sciences Center ( UUHCS ). Continual creation and revision of the editing software for multiple departments to assist in the capture of additional dollars for the UUHSC , and its providers. Responsible for creating edits to improve billing of services.

8. Coding Knowledge: Abstract information from patient medical record to apply appropriate procedure and diagnosis codes in order to submit claims for reimbursement to insurance companies when needed. Review of physician documentation to verify that it meets with the federal guidelines for billing of services to third party payers.

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

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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

Preferences

Intermediate to advance Excel skills.

Coding Knowledge/Skills prefer a minimum of 5 years in medical coding and billing and certification related to physician coding.

The duties of this position vary based on the business needs for University Medical Billing. Ability to handle impromptu meetings and discussions with School of Medicine physicians and departments and inter-office staff as necessary. Adaptability in an environment of constant change is necessary. This position also requires the ability to quickly identify what the current priority is for the success of UMB and all the departments that UMB serves.

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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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