Outpatient Coder
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training


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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The department of Health Information Management (HIM) has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Outpatient Coder to work at the UHealth Campus. The Outpatient Coder reviews the clinical documentation contained in medical records to accurately assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes to outpatient medical records for use in reimbursement and data collection.

  • Verifies patient information to identify any documentation or report discrepancies.
  • Ensures quality of scanned documents and reports any issues to managing staff.
  • Assesses documentation and reaches out to physicians for additional information when information for proper coding is missing or incomplete.
  • Converts documented clinical information into applicable diagnostic and procedure codes.
  • Assigns codes to outpatient records for use in reimbursement and data collection.
  • Complies with policies and procedures, and maintains patient records confidential.
  • Reports unusual circumstances, possible risk factors, errors, and discrepancies to management.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Certified Coding Professional RHIA or RHIT Certified
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • General knowledge of office procedures and operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.
  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data.

Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
c104



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