Coder

Requisition ID
2021-155204
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Physician Coding
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne_Iowa

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

The Coder I is responsible for abstracting and assigning valid CPT, ICD-9/10, and HCPCS codes to ensure appropriate reimbursement in accordance with federal, state, and private health plans as well as organization and regulatory guidance. This role is typically responsible for less complex coding with oversight.

 

  • Accurately abstracts information from the service documentation, assigns and sequences appropriate CPT, ICD-9/10, and HCPCS codes into the appropriate billing systems, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
  • Communicates professionally with providers, practice management, and other stake holders either verbally or in writing.
  • Responsible for working encounters in the coding work queue or task lists in a timely manner.
  • Meets or exceeds organizational coding production and quality standards.
  • Understands and applies regulatory changes and stays current with coding updates, for example NCCI and MUE edits.
  • Reviews and resolves coding denials.
  • Participates in special projects and completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One year physician coding experience preferred.
  • Previous Electronic Health Record experience preferred.

 

License/Certification:

  • Coding Certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P)
    OR the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required.

           

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