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Coding Compliance Auditor/UKHC

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

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Coding Compliance Auditor/UKHC

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Billing Compliance Auditor Associate

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:

CPMA (within 12 months of start date if not already obtained)

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements of this position include: occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 10lbs; regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time while performing repetitive motions (such as typing); occasionally dealing with combative and/or violent people; and occasionally (less than 10% of the time) participating in job-related travel.


Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job Summary:

UK HealthCare (UKHC) is a comprehensive healthcare system consisting of medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental, and pharmacy patient care activities at the University of Kentucky. The Office of Corporate Compliance (OCC) was established in 1998 by the UKHC Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and the UK Board of Trustees to support the clinical enterprise. The OCC promotes a culture of ethics and compliance that is central to all of UKHC operations and activities; understands the nature of the risks and potential risks of UKHC operations and activities; and manages risks that may lead to financial, legal, and/or reputational loss. The OCC is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Billing Compliance Auditor Associate position.

Reporting directly to the Compliance Reimbursement Auditor Manager, the Billing Compliance Auditor Associate will assist the OCC team, lead by the Chief Compliance Officer, in executing the corporate compliance program for clinical activity at UK. Those activities may include monitoring, auditing, tracking, reporting, investigations, training, and demonstrating effectiveness of the corporate compliance program. The Billing Compliance Auditor Associate will support enterprise policies and support mitigation of risk exposure as it works to promote a culture of compliance and ethics.

The Billing Compliance Auditor Associate will support the OCC audit team as directed by the Compliance Reimbursement Auditor Manager and OCC leadership team. This position will conduct reviews and audits of provider documentation of services in the patient electronic health record, in addition to other audits as assigned, and will assist in data entry supporting compliance program monitoring, tracking, and reporting.

This position will research relevant topics, issues, and questions presented by staff, faculty, and health care enterprise leadership and present findings to the audit team and supervisor. This role proactively seeks information on current documentation and coding guidance and trends as well as changes in applicable laws and policies. This position may conduct training for faculty and staff across the enterprise regarding audits and other compliance topics.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The ideal candidate must possess CCS or RHIT and/or CPC certification and a strong understanding of complex requirements and regulations. This candidate will also have a high ethical standard, the ability to work in a team-based collaborative environment, high-level communication and leadership skills, effective business writing, creative thinking, and data analysis skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Three years of experience in a health care patient billing or revenue cycle setting, including medical coding; strong written and verbal communication; experience with compliance and/or privacy issues preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.


The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.


As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit


In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information:

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