Job Details

Coder III-Out-Patient-Full/time

Job Number: 526184
Categories: Administrative / Clerical Support
Dallas, TX

Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Bachelor's Degree or Associate Degree in Health Information Management and/or closely related field; Certified Inpatient Coder(CIC), Certified intervenatial cardiovascular coder (CIRCC, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and three to five (3 ¿ 5) years coding experience. Knowledge of Prospective Payment Systems (inpatient, rehab, psych, outpatient, Epic electronic health record systems and 3M coding software is preferred.

Job Duties

1.  Code Assignment
a.The Coding Specialist III performs accurate and timely review, coding, and abstracting of UTSW accounts utilizing ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and CPT-4 code sets as indicated and according to coding team procedures.
b.The Coding Specialist III performs coding activities in a manner that meets productivity and quality standards as established by the coding leadership.
c.The Coding Specialist III maintains a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes, and coding guidelines through participation in continuing education programs.
d.The Coding Specialist III maintains a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the various patient types cared for at UTSW (inpatient, same day surgery, interventional procedures as examples) so work assignment adjustments can be made with little workflow disruption and coding coverage can be appropriately provided.
e.The Coding Specialist III may mentor the work of designated coding employees to ensure quality and quantity of work as Coding Specialists I and II grow in their knowledge and expertise.
2.   General Functions
a. Assists in upholding coding team expectations, customer service standards, professionalism, operating procedures, processes, and other team strategies and goals.
b.  Assist in promoting a culture of support, continuous learning, and team work.
c. Adheres to all UTSW and departmental policies and procedures to include the Remote Coding Agreement where applicable.
d.  Performs other duties as assigned by coding leadership.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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