Job Description

Extended Job Title
Coding Specialist (Medical Coding/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Review medical record provider documentation and assign appropriate CPT, HCPCS and/or ICD-10-CM codes for provider services (in accordance with the Standards of Ethical Coding set forth by the American Association of Professional Coders and American Health Information Management Association while ensuring accurate completion of responsibilities by established deadlines, resulting in maximum financial return. Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and exchange information, education and training to clinic personnel, physicians, administration, providers, and co-workers.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Assign CPT, HCPCS and/or ICD-10-CM diagnosis and/or modifiers and procedure codes for physician/provider services consistent with coding compliance policies, ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines and regulatory guidelines
  • Communicate with physicians, residents, staff and other providers to resolve situations where the recommended coded services are not supported in the health record documentation and/or not consistent with coding and regulatory guidelines
  • Communicate and educate the physician, resident, staff and other providers when additional information is needed for accurate code assignment
  • Review claim denials. Resubmit corrected claims by required filing deadlines.
  • Perform charge data entry for billing in C-BIZ. Batch daily for all coded charges and reconcile by end-of-day
  • Meet volume/productivity and accuracy targets set forth by department director (or designee)
  • Assist in providing and analyzing reports related to documentation issues, coding patterns, physician productivity, reimbursement trends, etc.
  • Participate in internal coding and development and training for physicians, residents, medical students and qualified health professional (QHP) staff.
  • Personally demonstrate, display and act in accordance with TTUHSC El Paso's Values (Service, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Advancement, and Teamwork).
  • Adhere to TTUS, TTUHSC El Paso and departmental policies, procedures and regulations
  • All other duties as assigned by the department’s management

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Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with medical coding and/or billing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding and/or experience with CMS regulations/industry standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Associate's degree from two-year College or technical school
  • Medical coding experience for a physician group, hospital and/or academic health sciences/medical center
  • Strong overview of Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance
  • Completion of ICD-10 training curriculum

HSC - El Paso

Medical Coding SOM ELP

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group
Information and Records Clerks


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 1 year experience with medical coding and/or billing
  • Current RHIT, RHIA, CPC, CCS, CCSP, or equivalent certification through a nationally recognized credentialing body (i.e., AHIMA or AAPC)

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