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Medical Coding Specialist -or- Medical Coding Specialist Certified

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

University Physicians

Job Description


Review complex clinical documentation and diagnostic results timely to accurately assign codes for diagnoses (ICD-10-CM), procedures (CPT), and applicable modifiers for services provided to assure maximum reimbursement and regulatory compliance.
Assist in the audit of medical records in order to identify potential problems with the coding and reimbursement process such as edits, denials, appeal letter, etc.
Act as liaison between third party payers and assigned departments in order to coordinate all aspects of professional coding.
Provide assistance to faculty, residents and department staff in the standards of medical record documentation and coding of medical records.
Assist in the presentation of training sessions for faculty, residents and staff to inform them of changes made to Medicare billing, federal laws and regulations, and other specific standards and guidelines regarding clinical documentation requirements, procedure and diagnosis coding.
Comply with applicable organization policies; i.e. Quality Assurance, Working Remote, Productivity, etc.
Remote working options available.



Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications - Medical Coding Specialist
Completion of a coding certification program or equivalent training to obtain certification using ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and the CPT-4 coding systems. One (1) year of related medical records coding experience may be substituted.
One of the following certifications within one (1) year as a condition of continued employment in this job classification:
-- Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
-- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
-- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
-- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); or
-- Certified Professional Coder (CPC/CPC-A)
-- Certified Outpatient Coder (COC/COC-A)
-- Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC/CIC-A) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); or
-- Existing staff in this title as of 2014 are grandfathered from the certification requirement.

Minimum Qualifications - Medical Coding Specialist-Certified
One of the following certifications:
--Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
--Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
--Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
--Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); or
--Certified Professional Coder (CPC/CPC-A)
--Certified Outpatient Coder (COC/COC-A)
--Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC/CIC-A) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); or
Specialty certification per the department needs such as:
--Radiation Oncology Certified Coder (ROCC) by the American Medical Accounting and Consulting Inc (AMAC)

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications - Medical Coding Specialist

Two (2) years of experience in coding for inpatient or outpatient hospital services.
Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in health information technology or health administration.
Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department.
High school diploma, medical office technology, or a related background along with CPC or CCS-P required.

Minimum Qualifications - Medical Coding Specialist-Certified

High school diploma, medical office technology, or a related background along with CPC or CCS-P required
Certification in one or more of the following is required: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H),), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CCP). Other coding and/or billing or compliance certifications by reputable certifying agencies (AAPC, AHIMA, and HCCA) are acceptable. Will need a copy of the certification.
Two (2) years of experience in coding for hospital or physician practice.
Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $19.15 - $30.23 hourly
Grade: PAT 006
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR. Click to enter the approved/budgeted hiring range

Salary Range: $22.00 - $ 34.74 hourly
Grade: PAT 007
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR. Click to enter the approved/budgeted hiring range

Application Materials

In addition to the Online Application, please provide a Cover Letter and Resume.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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