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Medical Coder

American HealthTech

American HealthTech

Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Coding Advocate will handle medical coding and data entry / abstraction for various types of Hospital visits: Inpatient, Outpatient, Ambulatory, Surgery, Emergency and Special Procedures

Essential Functions: In addition to working as prescribed in our Performance Factors specific responsibilities of this role may include:

  • INPATIENT: Accurately assigns ICD-10-CM and PCS primary and secondary diagnoses and procedure codes based on the documentation in the record and in accordance with the site specific guidelines and policies. Accurate assignment of the DRG.
  • OUTPATIENT: Correctly assigns modifiers to chargemaster items and coder assigned CPT codes as applicable to outpatient coding, as appropriate.
  • OUTPATIENT SURGERY: Correctly assigns CPT codes to outpatient procedures consistent with client contract and documentation in the record.
  • ER: Correctly assign diagnosis codes, assign appropriate E&M facility and/or profee levels, assign infusion and injection CPT codes.
  • Ability to create compliant physician queries
  • Accurately review claims for medical necessity
  • Update problem lists consistent with client contract
  • Correctly assign present on admission indicators
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to our clients and teammates.
  • Consistently demonstrates an excellent attitude and works to strengthen the team as a whole.
  • Floats between multiple sites and coding specialties with ease and flexibility.

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Experience/Certification Requirements

  • 2 year degree or equivalent experience; AHIMA or AAPC certification required
  • Actively holds one or more of the following credentials: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, COC
  • Minimum of 1-3 + years-experience coding preferred
  • Floats between multiple sites and coding specialties with ease and flexibility.
  • Meets or exceeds Quality and Productivity standards.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to follow through on issues to resolution.
  • Must be able to act both independently and as a team member.