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Coder III - Le Bonheur Clinic Admin - FT/Days Job

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

Analyzes and translates medical and clinical diagnoses, procedures, injuries, or illnesses into designated numerical codes.  Codes records for use and planning for physician offices.  Performs basic chart auditing.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

High school graduate or equivalent

Three (3) years of multi-specialty coding experience. 

One of the following Required: 

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).

Or

Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P) through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

Or

Currently possess a Specialty certification under AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)

 

PREFERRED:

Associate’s degree in billing and coding from an accredited school

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

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Two (2)  years experience in specialty coding.

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of medical and clinical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology.
  • Ability to audit charts.
  • Proficient skills in computer programs.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand and interpret policies, procedures and medical charts.
  • Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to conduct complex work and contribute to measurable team and/or organizational objectives.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews patient information, assigns codes, and sequences codes for billing, insurance, and reporting purposes.  Codes more complex procedures such as Surgery and Interventional Radiology.  Codes Evaluation and Management Services (E/M).
  • Discusses documentation inconsistencies with clinicians.
  • May assist with patient accounts.
  • Educates physicians and staff in requirements of documentation for proper reimbursement.
  • Performs basic chart auditing.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.


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