Skip to Main Content

Medical Records Coder-Senior

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The Dean's Office often conducts telephone interviews in addition to face-to-face interviews for many of its positions. Please be sure to provide a valid telephone number where you can be reached between Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Thank you for your interest in our position.

Position Template

Position Template

Salary Competitive
Required Qualifications

High school diploma and five (5) years experience in medical record abstraction and coding with accreditation from a professional coding organization, such as American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), or Practice Management Institute (PMI), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification required.

Career Family Clinical Programs & Services
Air Force MOS Code
Army MOS Code
Marine Corp MOS Code
Navy MOS Code
Coast Guard MOS Code

Position Details

Position Information

Job Title Medical Records Coder-Senior
Work Location Medical Center (North Campus, surrounding offices and clinics)
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm

Number of hours per week 40
Is this position required to drive a UT vehicle? No
Job Description

Conducts the quality review of inpatient and outpatient coding, assures coding compliance with federal laws and regulations, and maintains up-to-date guidelines and coding policy changes. Provides skilled and specialized technical work in documentation and coding for medical/dental billing, abstracts complex patient-related data from medical/dental records and coding of diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10, CPT and CDT codes. Works coding related charge review and claim edits daily to ensure timely and accurate billing. Researches and resolves coding related denials forwarded by insurance follow-up team. Meets productivity and quality standards established by UT School of Dentistry.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Physician/Dental Teaching Rules and guidelines. Knowledge of word processing software, database software, spreadsheet and internet software. Experience with Axium, 3 M CodeRyte and/or Epic a plus.

Combination of Relevant Education and Experience accepted No
Job Duties

Job Duty

Maintains a working knowledge of CPT, CDT and ICD-10 coding principles, governmental regulations, protocols and third-party requirements regarding billing and documentation. Interprets clinical data using working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease process and medica/dental terminology. Selects correct ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and CPT-4 (procedural) codes based upon interpretation of operative procedure and correct coding principles. Queries when appropriate. Remains up to date on all coding changes and usage. Interprets current NCCI edits and applies “bundling” and “unbundling” rules according to payer requirements, if different from CPT-4 coding guidelines. Applies correct modifiers to procedure codes, when warranted, according to CPT-4 guidelines and Medicare/Carrier instructions.

Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duties

Job Duty

Assures that all codes assigned are supported by documentation in the medical/dental record; if services are not documented appropriately, will seek to obtain proper documentation before submitting codes for billing. Achieves and maintains production quotas and accuracy as agreed to with supervisor. Works coding-related charge review and claim edits daily to ensure timely and accurate billing. May also include working denials queue.

Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duties

Job Duty

Provides education regarding coding, billing and documentation to dentists and other ancillary staff as needed, ranging from individual, small group to lecture format. Researches and resolves coding related denials forwarded by insurance follow-up team.

Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duties

Job Duty

Recommends changes to policies and procedures to improve professional fee coding and data management. Performs all aspects of daily work in a manner that contributes to and ensures an environment of strict confidentiality. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well in stressful situations. Attend Department specific meetings or related compliance meetings as requested.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duties

Job Duty

Enhances professional growth and development through membership in professional organizations, participation at in-service meetings / educational programs, and departmental/division performance improvement activities, and by referencing resource materials and publications. Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with staff, including but not limited to, dentists, nursing, clinic staff, medical/dental records and revenue cycle staff.

Percentage Of Time 10

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 20163615
Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment (open to UTHSCSA and non-UTHSCSA employees)
Special Instructions to Applicants

The Dean’s Office often conducts telephone interviews in addition to face-to-face interviews for many of its positions. Please be sure to provide a valid telephone number where you can be reached between Monday – Friday,
8:00am-5:00pm.

Thank you for your interest in our position.

Security Sensitive Statement

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this career opportunity?
    • Website - UT Health Science Center
    • Indeed
    • Social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
    • College/University
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • UT Health Science Center employee referral
    • Advertisement/External Publication
    • Other
  2. * Please indicate the accredited, professional coding organization from which you received your certification.(e.g. AHIMA, AAPC etc.) along with your certificate number.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience as it relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Certification and Licenses
  6. Other