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Certified Procedural Coding Specialist

Certified Procedural Coding Specialist

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Regular Full-Time
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REP Reg Programs Practice Management
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The Certified Procedural Coding Specialist will be responsible for the collecting and coding of all clinic and other facility charges according to all Federal, State and Commercial guidelines.  This person will also retrieve charges as needed, checking for proper documentation for physicians in a teaching facility.  Coder will review charts for all billable charges and proper ICD-10 CM and CPT coding and works with billing staff on claims denied due to coding errors. 


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


Salary offered commensurate to experience.



  • Retrieves, analyzes and reviews all clinic and other facility charges (inpatient, nursing home, procedures, etc.) for accuracy and enters them into the clinic billing software.
  • Identifies coding and billing deficiencies in order to comply with all Federal, State and Commercial carrier guidelines.
  • Monitors errors and discrepancies to determine if patterns exist which point to potential compliance issues and works with the Revenue Manager and Audit & Compliance Specialist to resolve issues.
  • Reviews charts for completeness, documentation, charge data and clinical orders in order to prepare the claim for billing.


  • Works with the Audit & Compliance Specialist to produce and analyze statistical data for residents and faculty, as well as to create training materials for periodic resident/faculty training sessions.
  • Stays abreast of any changes to coding protocols as relates to ICD-10 codes, CPT codes and modifiers.


Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or GED equivalent with some Coding education - CPC curriculum

courses in, but not limited to, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Coding Concepts and Insurance Rules and Regulations required.


Two (2) years of experience in coding, with CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS coding required.  HRIA or HRIT acceptable.  Current Certified Professional Coder or other equivalent certification through AAPC or AHIMA.


Maintain ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, and CPT skills necessary for accurate coding.  Maintain knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and other TPL regulations/requirements as they relate to assessing charges in an academic practice.


Preferred Qualifications:

Associates degree in health information management or related field and four (4) years of experience in coding/compliance in a busy clinic or hospital.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None