Medical Coder II SMG at St. Luke's Medical Center

IT/Software Development
St. Luke's Medical Center
City, UT
Medical Coder II SMG-1806263



Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where out patents live.  Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operations 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals.  In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lies through the company's managed care and health insurance services.  The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018.


Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.

The role of a Coder II is to provide coding support to Steward Clinics in the assignment of ICD-10-CM diagnosis, CPT-4 procedure codes and HCPCs codes. Coders II's ensure that maximum reimbursement is achieved and a valid database is available for research, reporting, quality and improvement activities. 

Key Responsibilities
Receives and reviews charge documents for accuracy
Reports on missing, incomplete, or inconsistent documentation to appropriate personnel
Educates providers and clinic staff of proper fee ticket completion and assignment of ICD-10-CM and HCPCS codes
Acts as a resource for Practice Managers, Physicians and CBO regarding insurance denials resolution and coding questions
Performs accurate charge entry in a timely manner
Accepts and posts co-pays, and balances charge posting
Keeps manager informed of the status of unbilled charges
Maintains a coding accuracy of 95%
Accurately follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
Mentors Coder I team members regarding accuracy and required procedures
Assists with research for complex billing and coding issues
Maintains coding certification and attends in-service training as required
Completes assigned training and education
Performs other duties as determined by the Coding Manager


 Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or GED equivalent

Current CPC certification (certifications to be completed within 6 months of hire will be accepted)

Three or more years experience in E&M coding

Three or more years experience in a specialty other than Primary Care

Must be willing to travel to designated clinics in Davis and Salt Lake counties

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on the phone, in writing and via email

Ability to exercise discretion on sensitive and confidential matters

Demonstrated computer skills with data entry, coding and Electronic Medical Record software

Ability to apply mathematical concepts and calculations

Ability to interpret policies and procedures and communicate effectively

Ability to show initiative, make decisions and exercise good judgment in a complex and rapidly changing environment

Ability to work in a team environment

Institutional accreditation and degree obtainment will be verified upon hire


Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years of demonstrated customer service experience

Current credentials for a medical coding specialty

Demonstrated experience with NextGen EMR software

Thorough understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology


Physical Requirements
Standing, sitting, walking, speaking, listening, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and manipulating tools, typing, using peripheral computer tools

Please Note
All positions subject to close without notice
Must be willing to float to other locations

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled



Primary Location

 Utah-West Valley City


 Physician Group of Utah

Education Level

 High School Diploma/GED

Job Posting

Employee Status* Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule* Days