The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.
The University of Miami’s Health System, UHealth, has a career opportunity in the Central Business Office located in Coral Gables for a Medical Coder. This position applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis, claim processing and reimbursement. Specific duties include, but are not limited to; applying appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes on inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory surgery, ancillary services and clinic charts. Abstracts pertinent information from inpatients, outpatients, observation, special procedures and clinic records into the UChart System. Brings identified coding concerns to the Coding Manager for resolution. Stays abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Applies National Coverage Determination and Local Coverage Determination policies on Medicare accounts for Medical Necessity. Abides by the Standard of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Association. Corrects claims denials and rejections pertaining to coding and medical necessity issues.
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Completion of a two year program in Health Information Management with AHIMA approval status. Credential in Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Certified Coder Specialist (CCS required) by the American Health Information Management Association, or eligible to write the CCS examination in one year’s time with a maximum of three attempts. Three to five years of inpatient, outpatient and reimbursement coding experience. Ability toÂ secure and maintain confidential data, following all HIPPA guidelines and procedures. Â
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.The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!