Lead Coder - Full Time

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Lead Coder

Company/Organization: Utah Navajo Health System

Location: Remote Worker


Salary: Wage depends on experience

Status: Full Time

Benefits: Full health insurance, 5% of gross to a 403b retirement account, life insurance, Vacation leave, PTO leave, Holiday pay, Short/Long term disability, wellness benefit

Job Description:


We know there is someone out there that will make an excellent addition to our team. Someone who gets along well with others, is thorough and efficient, can follow company procedures, is able to multi-task and has amazing customer service. Our clinic is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 4 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including Medical, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Dental, Optometry, specialty referrals, chronic disease management, health education, and much, much more.
  • Location: Remote
  • Full-time Benefits include: Full health insurance, 5% of gross to a 403b retirement account, life insurance, Vacation leave, PTO leave, Holiday pay, Short/Long term disability, wellness benefit
  • Wage depends on experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position will carry out the following responsibilities:

  1. Serve as subject matter expert, providing direction to less experienced staff. Assist with the training of coders. Audit work, and provide feedback on areas of improvement.
  2. Ensure acceptable productivity/quality rates as defined by coding policy.
  3. Accurately abstract information from the medial records into the appropriate coding
    systems, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
  4. Respond to physician queries, and queries physicians as necessary for coding
  5. Determine the most appropriate diagnosis after a thorough review of the medical
    records. Work closely with practice staff with regards to coding.
  6. Code medical records using applicable coding rules and guidelines.
    Ensure thorough and compliant coding to support patient records and
    submission of billing for payment.
  7. Accurately sequence diagnostic and procedural codes according to organization
    specified procedures. Provide codes to various departments upon request.
  8. Enter and validate charges using appropriate tools and validates diagnoses with
    the medical documentation provided.
  9. You will work in conjunction with A/R team on follow up and resolution of coding related denials and rejections including recommendation of new /updated coding edits
  10. Compare charges on accounts with the procedures coded and identifies any discrepancies. Notify A/R Manager of any discrepancies, and collaborates as needed to rectify the account.
  11. You will assist in the development of coding education programs for in-service meetings
  12. Participate in special projects and/or completes other duties as assigned.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree in related field preferred
  • Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders (AAPC) in Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
  • At least 2-3 years coding experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology is preferred.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization
  • Must be computer proficient

UNHS would not be able to achieve our goal of quality equitable healthcare for people living in Southeastern Utah without our committed and competent staff. UNHS continually attracts the most devoted healthcare professionals and administrators this region has to offer. We offer the opportunity to work with a dynamic team providing care to medically under-served communities. UNHS hires in accordance with NPEA and EEOC standards.



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