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Coding Abstractor SME- Surgical Specialties

University of Colorado Medicine, AURORA, Colorado, United States of America Req #356
Thursday, August 29, 2019

CU Medicine is dedicated to providing healthcare and administrative support to the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine’s nearly 3,000 providers. We are seeking a highly motivated Coding Abstractor SME to take on a leadership role and support our Surgical Specialties team.


The Coding Abstractor SME is responsible for coordination, planning and education of newly hired coders as well as supporting on-going education to existing coding staff.  The individual in this position will work closely with Coding Services Management to identify and resolve problems related to coding, documentation and/or education.  Provide extensive education regarding ICD 10 and CPT to coding staff in adherence to regulatory guidelines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other internal CU Medicine Departments. The SME is also responsible for coding analysis, feedback and education.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a coding expert for assigned specialties.
  • Provide training and education to new and existing coders in conjunction with the Coding Services (CS) Trainer and ACE team.
  • Monitor quality of coding staff as directed by Coding Services Management.
  • Collaborate with ACE and CS Trainer to develop monthly presentations in regards to educational round tables for targeted specialty areas and coding groups.
  • Assist in researching coder questions and provide guidance for unlisted code requests.
  • Approve charge correction requests and provide education/feedback.
  • Analyze and research correct coding for new CPT codes and make recommendations to ensure compliant coding of existing procedures.
  • Identify provider education opportunities and coordinate with ACE for education.
  • Perform edit analysis to identify educational opportunities and edit modification.
  • Participate in optimizing work flows to support process improvement and identify additional/ongoing training needs.
  • Identify trends and work in tandem with management to enhance revenue cycle performance.
  • Collaborate with ARR and CU Medicine Liaisons to improve overall revenue cycle health.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of desk procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager &/or CU Medicine Leadership.

Requires 3-5 years of coding experience with demonstrated expertise in procedural and diagnosis coding.  Knowledge/understanding of teaching physician guidelines is strongly preferred.  CPC or equivalent AHIMA coding certification required; CPMA or other specialty certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential to success.  Must demonstrate strong computer and Microsoft Office software skills. EMR and Practice Management software experience is also a required competency.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in reporting and analytics.


All applications MUST be submitted via our website.


CU Medicine is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment. Additionally, drug and health screenings may be required for some positions.  We are an equal opportunity employer.


CU Medicine supports a Tobacco Free Workplace Environment which prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on CU Medicine property, Anschutz Medical Campus and adjacent business locations.




Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • University of Colorado Medicine, AURORA, Colorado, United States of America