Job Information

University of Utah Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2022

Requisition Number PRN31691B

Job Title Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 1

Working Title Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 1

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40.0

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 21.75 - 22.50

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

REMOTE WORK OPPORTUNITY . The Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 1 position is the entry position in the outpatient/provider coding job family. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coding of outpatient clinic and provider services for professional and/or facility billing. This position uses coding knowledge to abstract and record data from medical records.

The Coder 1 position is an entry level introduction into coding for physician services. Come work in a fast-paced high-energy office assigning CPT and ICD -10 codes using medical documentation. Knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology is preferred. Candidates need to have one year experience in a healthcare field or medical setting OR at least six months coding coursework. Our office gives you the opportunity to code for 1800+ multi-specialty physicians and mid-level providers who are on the cutting edge of medicine. The U is one of the top employers in the State.


Essential Functions

1. Reconciles clinic or provider visits and reports on missing, incomplete, or inconsistent documentation by contacting appropriate personnel.

2. Reviews and abstracts information from patient records and assigns appropriate coding classification.

3. Examines and reviews basic coding rejections, which includes educating internal staff with writing appeal letters, and reviewing payer guidelines.

4. Evaluates data on charge sheets.

5. At a minimum of two days per week, works in-office, interacting and collaborating with appropriate contacts on coding/billing related issues and charge sheets.

6. Uses and applies basic regulatory guidelines as instructed by supervisors, or other coding personnel.

7. Assures adherence to department quality and productivity standards.

8. Communicates and coordinates with external departments as needed.

9. May resolve suspended charges in the editing system.

10. Meets productivity and accuracy expectations of the position.

11. Other duties as assigned.

This position works under direct supervision. Will work closely with co-workers, supervisors, and coding or clinic managers and may also work with auditors, both internal and external.

Disclaimer: This is a general job description and 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

Minimum one year experience in a health care field or medical setting OR at least six months coding coursework. Basic knowledge of clinical documentation, proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and effective human relations and communication skills are also required.

Incumbents may be required to obtain an American Health Information Management Association ( AHIMA ) or American Academy of Professional Coders ( AAPC ) recognized certification within 6 months of hire.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Incumbents in this position must maintain their Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) as required by the American Health Information Management Association ( AHIMA ) or the American Academy of Professional Coders ( AAPC ).

Coding Certification course work (to sit for a nationally recognized certificate) must be completed to be hired.


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


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.