Job Description

Extended Job Title
Ld Coding & Reimburs Spec

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512201 - Family Med Dpt 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 provider services. Develops formalized training programs for physician and staff in regards to coding and reimbursement. Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises employees within the department as assigned by Administrator. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with departmental policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Requisition ID
15697BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
The Texas Tech Physicians Department of Family Medicine is committed to providing high quality medical care for individuals of all ages. We are dedicated to providing an excellent training environment for Family Medicine Physicians of today and the future. Our department is a fast-paced, team-oriented environment where the patient always comes first. 

The Lead Coding and Reimbursement Specialist will contribute to our mission by:
  • Performing coding and charge entry for services provided in the Family Medicine clinic
  • Performing coding and charge entry for services provided by Family Medicine physicians in the inpatient setting
  • Monitoring  federal and state regulations regarding professional service descriptions, coding, fee billing, reimbursement and service substantiation.
It is critical for the Lead Coding and Reimbursement Specialist to demonstrate excellent communication skills, training ability, effective problem solving, and professionalism. The Lead Coding and Reimbursement Specialist must be able to keep calm under pressure and be comfortable working with providers and nurses.

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
19.7

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Lubbock, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with 3M software. Experience with ICD10 coding. Experience with coding for services in outpatient and inpatient setting. Experience coding for Family Medicine providers. Experience coding for Obstetrics and Gynecological providers. Experience in providing coding training for providers. Experience in training and evaluating other coders.

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Family Med Dpt Lbk Genl

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
Clerical/Secretarial

Occasional Duties
As assigned.

Shift
Day

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
Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of coding and reimbursement experience that includes procedural and diagnosis coding. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role. Certification: Current certification through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in the following areas: Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P), Certified Coding Specialists (CCS), Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHP), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Associate OR Current certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) in of the following areas: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPH-H).

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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