Job Description

Extended Job Title
Coding & Reimburs Spec-Surgery

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
513301 - Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
Reviews official medical records with physician/healthcare provider documentation and assigns appropriate codes for all physician/healthcare provider services from current editions of official coding sources. Ensures accurate, complete, and timely code assignments for all physician/healthcare providers.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  1. Payment reallocation report, copay report, patient report, self pay report.
  2. Worker's Compensation.  Keep a file on each patient.  Obtain letters of Medical necessity, when requested, to insurance companies or maybe an attorney.  Obtain proper information to patients' employers for benefits.  Set up appointments for impairment ratings and functional capacity evaluations and send a letter to remind patients and insurance company of appointment.  Follow through with evaluation and proper physician signature in order to respond back to the insurance company and place original in patient's chart.
  3. Enter charges into IDX for clinic visits and procedures; hospital surgeries, e/m, admits, consults, rounds.
  4. Research/correspondence on surgery dictation and SOI.
  5. Work ETM denials for referring MD or DOI, DDO.
  6. Pre-certs.
  7. Upload TCN.
  8. TES edits/minimal coding.
  9. Emails for ER to OR patients.
  10. Patient Satisfaction.
  11. Perform other related duties as required

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the CPT, ICD-CM and HCPCS non-menclatures, coding rules and guidelines; knowledge of coding software applications, preferred;  advanced understanding of medical terminology and body systems/anatomy and physiology and concepts of disease processes; knowledge of inpatient and outpatient medical records processing and federal and state reimbursement regulations.  Dependable in both production and attendance.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to write clear, concise reports, and business correspondence.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers, and the general public.  Strong problem-solving skills, self-starter, ability to function with only limited standardizations exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or basic algebra.  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software;  Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. 

Coding assistance experience in a multi physician practice.  Coding certification and/or training.

HSC - Lubbock

Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

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
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
* A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent plus at least two (2) years of coding and reimbursement experience that includes procedural and diagnosis coding. OR * A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent plus successful completion of a recognized procedural and diagnosis coding course.

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