Job Description

Extended Job Title
Director - Medical Coding

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Recruitment and retention of coding department leadership.  Supervision of leadership team.  Develops a leadership secession plan. Contributes to the annual strategic plan.  Responsible for developing and maintaining Policy/Procedure.  Communicate results to staff, leadership and all stakeholders.  Evaluates functions, processes and workflows.  Performs departmental quality assurance functions required to achieve quality standards, productivity standards and compliance.  Directs the review of medical records for timely completion and documentation.  Develops and monitors departmental budget  Ensures documentation and coding practices meet national coding and compliance guidelines.  Provides ongoing education for coding staff. 

Position Specific Qualifications
Baccalaureate degree, Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, Ability to analyze and interpret data, Flexible management skills with little aversion to rapid change in a dynamic environment.  Demonstrable knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH, Active coding certification (AAPC or AHIMA), Significant understanding of the revenue cycle, Ability to create and maintain departmental budget, Ability to write succinct reports.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of Health Information Management practices, Knowledge of federal and state privacy laws and regulations, Certification in multiple coding areas, Strong presentation skills, Strong knowledge of appeals.

HSC - El Paso

Medical Coding SOM ELP

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV, Transcript

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 on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
First line Managers


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

Bachelor's degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

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