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University of Utah Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/10/2021

Requisition Number PRN25287B

Job Title Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2

Working Title Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Outpatient/Provider Coder Level 2 responsibilities include, but are not limited to, abstracting, coding, and interpreting 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 and provides support to areas related to documentation and coding.


Essential Functions

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

2. Reviews, abstracts, and codes multiple/sub specialty services and assigns appropriate coding classification.

3. Interacts with and provides feedback to providers, hospital staff, and clinic managers on billing related issues.

4. Researches and resolves high volume accounts and complex, suspended claims.

5. Interprets and applies basic regulatory guidelines to coding and reimbursement decisions.

6. Assures adherence to department quality and productivity standards.

7. Assists with other department coding needs as requested.

8. Serves as a mentor for and assists in the training of Level 1 Coders.

This position receives direction from department leadership. Will work closely with co-workers, supervisors, and department leadership in the resolution of regulatory and complex issues. Incumbents also work cooperatively with physicians, nurses, other ancillary staff, and external contacts.


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

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-Payer ( 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, OR 3 years coding experience required.

AND an additional 2 years of coding, clinical, or billing experience required.

Departments may prefer specific certifications over others.

Basic knowledge of clinical documentation requirements related to regulatory and reimbursement rules and regulations, health insurance processing, proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and effective human relations and communication skills are also required.

Incumbents qualifying for this position under the equivalency requirement, without certification, 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.


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”). 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.