Coding Coordinator

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


Coding Coordinator, Health Information Management (HIM), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Health Information Management, Hospital Support Services Building (HSSB), 3281 Ridgeway Drive, Coralville, IA 52241

Classification Title: Coding Coordinator
Department: Health Information Management, University of Iowa Health Care (HSSB, Coralville)
University Pay Grade: 3B
Annual Salary: $55,000 to Commensurate
Percent of Time: 100%
Professional & Scientific


  • Full Time, 100%, 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 1-hour unpaid lunch
  • Additional hours as needed

Seeking a Coding Coordinator to perform audits for coding and abstracting. Will coordinate, implement, and monitor compliance and coding standards and policies to ensure hospital inpatient and outpatient surgical services receive full and accurate reimbursement that comply with coding and payment rules and regulations. Will adopt and incorporate initiatives that improve compliance and reduce risks to the institution.

This position is eligible to participate in remote work. Remote work must be performed at a location within the state of Iowa. Successful candidates who participate in remote work must meet the required quality and productivity standards as well as be in good standing.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Patient Revenue Management

  • Review coding of staff to ensure complete and accurate coding and compliance with applicable rules and guidelines.
  • Review medical record documentation and assign appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT and/or HCPCS codes in accordance with coding/compliance policies, official coding, payor and regulatory guidelines as needed.
  • Review denials and reviews by external entities, developing and submitting appeals as appropriate.
  • Develop training for coding staff to optimize revenue cycle performance.
  • Identify and resolve trends and errors in reimbursement.
  • Serve as resource for complex coding issues.

Operations and Performance Standards

  • Perform quality and productivity reviews of coding staff.
  • Implement processes/goals set by management.
  • Assure coding processes operate effectively.
  • Make recommendations based on analysis of data.
  • Provide education and training to staff when deficiencies are identified, or new processes are implemented.
  • Coordinate with administration, finance and other departments regarding appropriate coding, billing, and medical documentation.
  • Assist in planning and implementing various computer applications, software, databases.


  • Prepare reports to assure quality and productivity standards are met.
  • Gather information for submission, create reports, and respond to requests from payors and other external entities.
  • Provide developmental and administrative assistance and expertise for data analysis, trending and payor coding/billing regulations and policies.


  • Advise staff and management regarding claim edits, denials, and payment trends.
  • Develop and implement training programs to increase the skill and expertise of staff.
  • Communicate with coders, third-party payers, clinical personnel, and patients to address and resolve coding issues.
  • Initiate, develop and implement coding and billing training programs to coding staff, physicians/providers, department administration and others as needed to ensure appropriate and timely education for compliant coding and billing.
  • Prepare educational coding materials.
  • Conduct new staff training, re-training and one-on-one training as needed.
  • Communicate with coding staff, third-party payors, clinic staff, and patients to address and resolve patient account issues.
  • Develop and implement training programs to increase the skill and expertise of staff.

Human Resources Management

  • May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

Financial Management

  • May make budget recommendations regarding equipment or software to support coding operations. May recommend educational courses or seminars to support coding education.

As part of performing the key areas of responsibility and competencies described above, staff members are expected to meet reasonable standards of work quality and quantity, as well as expectations for attendance established by their supervisor. Staff members are also expected to comply with policies governing employee responsibilities and conduct, including those contained in the University Operations Manual.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years of experience with ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding
  • 1-3 years of experience working with medical records
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing Epic, 3MTM (or equivalent) MS DRG/APR DRG/APC encoder/analyzer software
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with CMS regulations, standards of The Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies and medical record documentation requirements
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills to provide outstanding customer service and support a “Service Excellence” environment working with a diverse professional and patient population
  • Requires HIM certification as RHIT or RHIA or coding certification (i.e. CCS) through nationally recognized credentialing body

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience with ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding
  • 3-5 years of experience working with medical records
  • 6 months to 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Experience with DRG third party review and appeal process
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Experience with CPT® coding

Education Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience


$55,000 to Commensurate
Health/Dental/Retirement Benefits

Instructions for Resume Submission:

In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to five professional references may be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Marian Biggins at 319-678-7711 or

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.

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