Pay Range Minimum
Job Code:
VC93
Hourly:
$19.86
FLSA*:
Non-Exempt
Monthly:
$3,441.67
Grade:
230
Annually:
$41,300

*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for coding and abstracting procedural (CPT) and diagnosis codes (ICD-10) for physician services, reviewing physician documentation in the electronic medical record (EPIC) for completeness and accuracy to ensure proper code assignment, providing physician feedback of discrepancies/trends, data input of encounters in the practice management system, resolving edits and denials, and releasing encounters for billing. Utilizes advanced problem-solving skills to address coding related tasks of high complexity. Requires advanced knowledge of all coding workflows including coding for surgical procedures for multiple specialties. Duties include: Responsible for capturing services, reviewing physician documentation, CPT and ICD-10 coding, TES edit maintenance and denials management of coding related tasks. Assumes full responsibility for the charge capture, coding and charge entry of all assigned surgical cases into the practice management system. Ability to translate operative notes into billable services. Monitors medical records to ensure documentation complies with hospital and payer policies and regulations. Educate physicians on proper documentation techniques and improvement opportunities. Collaborates with physicians to ensure timely completion of attestations in the medical records. Maintains working knowledge of payer specific coding guidelines, medical terminology, modifier usage, and NCCI edit conventions, as well as healthcare billing and reimbursement guidelines. Maintain the knowledge necessary to navigate GE Centricity Business (GECB) and EPIC (EeMR) to efficiently perform tasks and meet production and quality standards. Assist manager in training of subordinate coders and serves as the point person/lead for employee questions. Works independently to resolve issues, applying root cause analyses to determine steps required for timely resolution. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally in interactions with physicians, management and staff. Must be able to work collaboratively and positively within a culturally diverse production environment. Maintains professional growth by participating in educational programs and professional organization to stay abreast of code changes, trends, practices and developments. Must meet all requirements to maintain coding certification. Perform other duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Four years professional coding experience. Two years of experience must be in a Surgical/Ancillary Diagnostic discipline or 1 year of experience with specialty coding certification in a Surgical/Ancillary Diagnostic discipline. Knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding conventions. Coding certificate through nationally recognized organization (i.e.: AAPC, AHIMA) required: CPC, CCS, CCS-P, CPC-H, CCS-H, RHIA, or RHIT. Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of GE Centricity Business Practice Management System, and related modules. Knowledge of EPIC EeMR. Strong analytic skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) knowledge.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

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