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Coordinator Quality Coding, Inpatient

Title: Coordinator Quality Coding, Inpatient

Location: CO-Denver

This is a full-time, remote/work from home, exempt/salary position on UCHealth’s Inpatient Coding team based in Denver, CO. Potential opportunity for eligible out-of-state applicants. Responsible for coding data integrity by reviewing diagnosis and procedure code assignments, and validating MS-DRG and APR-DRG designations. Works closely with Leadership, CDI, Physician Advisors and other internal quality departments, providing answers to coding questions and correctly applying Official Coding guidelines, Coding Clinics and other official guidance which support your recommendations.

Job Duties

+ Conducts internal quality reviews, in accordance with the Coding Compliance Plan. Reviews government, commercial and other external audits. Performs internal audits as requested by other departments. Monitors and reports issues/trends.

+ Presents coding education to staff, leadership and others throughout the Health System. Provides training as necessary. Assists with developing and guiding SMEs responsibilities.

+ Responds to coding questions submitted throughout the Health System. Reviews physician queries for appropriateness, and related correspondence.

+ Reviews coded claims data in response to denials and customer service requests. Provides thorough rationale and explanation for proper code assignments.

+ Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements

+ + High School Diploma or GED

+ Coding-related certification from AHIMA or AAPC

+ 3 years of relevant coding experience

Preferred

+ Associate’s Degree

+ CCS

+ The pay range for this position is: $29.54 – $44.31 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant’s relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

+ Full medical, dental and vision coverage

+ Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching

+ Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank

+ Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options

+ Tuition and continuing education reimbursement

+ Wellness benefits

+ 5 year incentive bonus

+ Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance

+ Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.