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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Coding Operations Director in Houston, Texas

Position Title: Director, Clinical Coding Operations

Department: Revenue Operations and Clinical Coding

Division: Finance

Reports to: Executive Director, Revenue Operations and Clinical Coding


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the

nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and

through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary role of the Director, Clinical Coding Operations is to direct, administer and lead our Hospital,

Clinics' and Professional coding operations whose primary mission is implementation, execution and

management of the Hospital's (inpatient) and Clinics' (outpatient) coding, quality assurance, and integrity to

provide the institution and Physician Referral Services (practice plan) with accurate, reliable and timely revenue

coding and feedback of its clinical and research services provided to its patients. The Director will be

responsible for working collaboratively and in coordination with the other areas within Revenue Operations and

Clinical Coding department to implement activities to provide compliant, consistent and leading-edge practices

that are critical to the financial success of the Institution's patient Revenue Cycle, through its staffs' talents and

ensuring compliance with Federal and States' requirements. The position will have visibility to many clinical

divisions and must demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent management skills and

professional presence to function under pressure due to time and importance constraints.


Caring Behaviors

Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

Discovery Behaviors

Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity

and new ideas

Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, keeps work area clean and orderly)

Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


  1. Direct, administer and lead the Coding team responsible for patient, clinical and research coding and

quality assurance of its inpatient and outpatient functions and 2,000+ users of Physicians and Mid-

Levels. The Director will work closely with the others throughout Revenue Coding and Enablement,

Clinical Operations and the Division of Finance that includes resources from Clinical Divisions (such as

Surgery, Nursing, Pathology, Lab Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation

Services, etc.), HIMS, Case Management, Performance Improvement, central IS, Research Finance,

Patient Business Services, Clinical Revenue and Reimbursement, Accounting, Sourcing and

Contracting, Legal, Managed Care Contracting and Treasury, among others. The Director will serve as

the primary contact point for all Clinical Coding functions.

  1. The Director will oversee team roles and responsibilities needed to execute continuous implement of the

Coding team processes by utilizing people, processes and technologies to improve efficiency,

effectiveness, service quality and reduce cases backlogs and cycle times measured by discharges that are

not final billed so that overall performance metrics are optimized.

  1. The Director will participate as needed in all Revenue Cycle project related decisions including staffing,

deliverable acceptance, change management and communications.

  1. The position must consider processes and implement functions that comply with UT System Policies,

Federal and State Statutes and the institution's policies and procedures regarding revenue coding and

capture compliance, financial controls and audit inquiries.

  1. Provide support to strategic projects that interact / overlap / or has dependencies with the Epic project

including ICD-10 Coding Standards project, eResearch and the Moonshot platforms.

  1. Maintain personal professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional

affiliations. Establishes goals and objective for employees to measure performance and cross training to

mutually agreed-upon expectations and provides employees access to resources needed in progressing in

their development plans.

  1. Perform special projects as assigned by the Executive Director, Revenue Operations and Clinical


Required: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or related field. Ten years of professional progressive experience in coding, finance, accounting, information services or related field to include six years of managerial experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. One of the following: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) by the Health Information and Management Society

Preferred: Master's degree in finance, business administration, or a health information management related field. Currently licensed as a RHIA, CPHIMS, CCS, CCDS, or CDIP.

Ten (10) years of prior experience of successfully managing Professional or Health

Information Management Coding operations.

3M Encoder software experience.


This position requires:

Working in Office Environment _ No X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing

unit; outpatient clinic) _ X No _ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids,

or tissues X _ No __ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals X _ No __ Yes

Exposure to radiation X _ No __ Yes


Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent









Standing X

Walking X

Sitting X

Reaching X


Up to 10 lbs X

10lbs to 50 lbs X

More than 50 lbs X


Up to 10 lbs X

10lbs to 50 lbs X

More than 50 lbs X

Use computer/keyboard X

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 139025

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 111,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 139,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 167,400

  • Science Jobs: No