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Medical Coder
Colorado State University, Health Network

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function:
Coder
Job Type:
Full-Time
Salary Range: $47,000 – $54,000

Job Description

The CSU Health Network is recruiting for a Medical Coder.

The Medical Coder serves as advisor and consultant to all medical and ancillary staff on clinical coding, including the proper assignment of codes for clinical, insurance and reimbursement, regulatory compliance, and reporting functions. The position works directly with the medical record to evaluate medical coding to prepare for accurate billing and to ensure clinical staff are staying within the standards of appropriate documentation.

The position will perform the daily coding review and is responsible for working with providers, patients and parents, outside companies, including third party administrators (TPA), clearing house, insurance companies, regulatory bodies, as well as internal Health Network departments to enable proper coding and insurance interactions. The position is going through transformation and will work collaboratively with the manager and rest of the medical coding staff to align the essential job duties amongst the various position levels to enhance ongoing efficiency for the department.

The Medical Coder works a hybrid onsite/remote schedule from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, and reports directly to the Billing and Coding Manager.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

For full position description and instructions on how to apply, see
https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/145563
. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Required Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma (or GED)
  • Medical Coding Certification through AAPC or AHIMA

Experience

  • One year of experience working as a certified medical coder in an outpatient or family practice medical environment, which may have included psychiatry, mental and behavioral health, orthopedics, optometry, women and gender care, immunizations, laboratory and/or physical therapy

Preferred Qualifications

Education

  • Associates degree in Health Information Management

Experience

  • Two years of experience working as a medical coder in an outpatient or family practice medical environment, which may have included psychiatry, mental and behavioral health, orthopedics, optometry, women and gender care, immunizations, laboratory and/or physical therapy
  • Three years of experience working with insurance coding and billing using ICD10-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT-4, HCPCS, and DSM-5
  • Experience with the electronic health record (EHR)
  • CDI experience
  • Experience and knowledge of applying insurance contracts
  • Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and related coding software

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA; CSU Health Network policies; Colorado State University; state and federal regulations
  • Strong listening, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to complete continuous education to keep abreast of new developments in coding updates, technology, research and regulatory data
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and workload volume
  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement
  • A personal or professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through active planning and purposeful effort

Compensation/Benefits

$47,000 – $54,000; Salary is commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.
Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it’s a thriving community that’s transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.

  • Review our detailed benefits information here.
  • Explore the additional perks of working at CSU here.
  • For the total value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, use our compensation calculator.
  • Lastly, click here for more information about why Fort Collins is consistently ranked in the top cities to live in!

Instructions for Resume Submission

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. Applicants needing assistance to submit application materials may contact Tammy Roehrich at Tammy.Roehrich@colostate.edu.

Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties
  • Resume

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, June 16, 2024. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Application materials will be held in confidence by the Search Committee through semi-finalist interviews. Confidentiality of application materials detaches at the point where a candidate accepts participation in a finalist interview. At that time, redacted application materials are shared with campus stakeholders when invited to participate and give feedback to the Search Committee.

Apply Online: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/145563

Posted: June 12, 2024 at 11:42 AM
Post ID: 88121

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