University of Oregon Medical Coding Specialist in Eugene, Oregon

Medical Coding Specialist

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Work type:Classified Staff

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Office Support, Healthcare/Nursing

Department:University Health Center

Classification:Medical Records Specialist

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:$13.75 - $19.95 per hour


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes on August 11, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, application must be submitted online and include the following:

• Complete online application

• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position and fully articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications you may have.

• Current resume which includes dates of employment.

• Three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

• Responses to the following Supplemental Questions:

  1. Describe your experience providing feedback to medical providers regarding documentation as it pertains to ICD-10, CPT and HCPC code assignment.

  2. The University Health Center (UHC) is dedicated to intentionally creating a multicultural and diverse organization that actively engages everyone. What does this mean to you AND, if you were selected, how would you help the UHC achieve this goal?

  3. How do you keep current with insurance and healthcare coverage changes within Medical Coding?

Department Summary

The University Health Center (UHC) is a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) outpatient clinic providing primary care to students at the University of Oregon. The UHC’s mission is to provide exceptional culturally competent health services and public health leadership that enhances personal success and optimizes health and wellness for a diverse campus community.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide medical coding support including ICD-10, CPT with use of Modifiers & HCPCS coding for all UHC departments, which includes primary care and ancillary care. In addition, this position assists with other medical records management duties such as chart organization and verification of accurate billing.

This position works during the academic year. Employment of academic year employees may be extended into the breaks and/or summer term to meet the departmental and/or operational needs of the UHC.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of experience reviewing, abstracting and coding medical records; OR

• An Associate’s degree in Medical Record Technology from an accredited program; OR

• Any equivalent combination of training and experience

Special Requirements:

• Position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and routine screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion Lists. Employee loses eligibility for employment if on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) and/or System of Award Management (SAM).

• Must be in compliance with UHC policies regarding tuberculosis screening, measles and mumps (MMR), seasonal flu, hepatitis B, and other immunization requirements.

Professional Competencies

• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

• Demonstrated attention to detail and critical thinking skills

• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Certified medical coder through either AHIMA or AAPC

• Minimum of five years of recent experience in direct code assignment/auditing

• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer applications

• Experience with medical coding in a complex (multi-disciplinary) medical organization

• Experience in a college health organization

• Experience in the use of Banner

• Dental, physical therapy and mental health coding experience

• Coding auditing experience through an electronic health record

FLSA Exempt:No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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Advertised:17 Jul 2017Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:11 Aug 2017Pacific Daylight Time