Coding Specialist - Critical Care/Pulmonary Coding - Revenue Cycle

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
190002BU Requisition #

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Coding Specialist to join our revenue cycle team.  This employee reviews, determines accuracy of and applies the correct coding conventions to patient charge encounters, procedural and surgical services, as defined through physician documentation, regulatory agencies and various third-party payers. You will be focused on a specific practice at first, but then as your skills grow so will the workload and opportunities for growth. This is considered an entry level position.  You will work a somewhat flexible schedule during the traditional work week.  Candidates who are enrolled in or who have recently completed a coding course are preferred.  

This role will require employees to report to an office just south of the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.  It is compensated on an hourly basis and is considered non-exempt. It is eligible for all UTHealth benefits including healthcare and a pension plan run by the State of Texas. 


Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Responds to RAI and TES edit needs to supply management with trend information.

2. Identifies the correct coding applications utilizing standardized coding conventions required for the patient charge encounters when reviewing physician generated codes, ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies, correct coding initiatives and regulatory guidelines for clinical documentation. 

3. Identifies and reports correct code selection from physician documentation, to include, but not be limited to: chart notes, abstracting from medical records documentation, medical diagnostic and/or interventional reports, ensuring compliant coding selections are reported. 

4. Confirms all patients seen are charged for services on a daily basis.

5. Identify trends and provide feedback to medical staff, supervisors, and administrative staff.

6. Act as information resource for providers. 

7. May include data entry of accounts for patient activity.

8. May include entry and confirmation of patient demographic information.

9. May assist with account follow-up and resolution of claim denials.


Must possess the ability to work with multiple system and application packages.

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

One year of coding experience or CPC-A or higher coding certification.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

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