Job Information

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

Open Date 06/07/2021

Requisition Number PRN26423B

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

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.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.

This position will be required to work onsite throughout the initial training period; may be eligible for telecommuting at the conclusion of training.


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 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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.