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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coding Training Coordinator - Outpatient in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Coding Training position is:

Facilitate training and auditing services for specific coding area(s) by: designing effective training/audit materials; delivering educational training and/or programs to support user duties; monitoring and evaluating the quality of coded data while maintaining institutional, compliance and departmental policies in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Key Functions

  1. Collaborates with management to determine the best training methodology.

  2. Responsible for planning, developing and presenting an effective training curriculum/process

  3. Maintains evaluation instruments to measure accomplishment of objectives and/or competencies; develops and communicates audit/training schedule

  4. Maintains accurate records of progress; monitors and reports coder quality and productivity; provides managers with training/audit assessment to assist in the identification of additional educational needs

  5. Evaluate correct code assignments to verify accuracy consistent with coding rules and regulations

  6. Identify compliance risks and financial opportunities based on chart reviews to reduce systemic billing errors

  7. Demonstrate ability to work independently, reviews and interpret medical records and applies in-depth knowledge of coding principles to determine potential coding issues and quality concerns

  8. Perform audits to monitor and validate ongoing UT Systems requirements with applicable rules and guidelines.

  9. Promotes development and effective use of skills in areas such as critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; conducts needs assessments; provides coder with timely feedback on their progress; provides one-on-one training as needed

  10. Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of institutional coding policies and procedures; maintains knowledge of ICD-10-CM, PCS, DRG, SOI, ROM and CPT-4 coding guidelines according to CMS, AMA, AHA and other official sources; keeps staff up to date with coding regulations to ensure compliance

  11. Create and maintain departmental policies

  12. May conduct coding and compliance research as necessary

  13. Serves as a subject matter expert for other departmental users

  14. Ability to cover for other trainer(s) and/or auditor(s)

  15. All other assigned duties

Working Conditions

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

Physical Demands

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

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs


Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard

Education Requirement:

Associate's degree in related field.

Experience Requirement:

Five years of inpatient/outpatient coding to include two years of coding training experience or with preferred degree, three years of coding experience to include two years of coding training experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred Experience:

Outpatient coding experience, auditing experience, strong communication skills.

Required Certification/Licenses:

One of the following: Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) certification from (AAPC). Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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: 154093

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No