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Medical Coder in Buffalo, NY at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine Named among "America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes magazine Named among “Great Places to Work" by Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Benefit Eligibility (Medical/Dental/Vision/Life) the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • 401K program (Discretionary matching funds available)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Program
  • Quarterly Incentives
  • Dental plans & Vision plans
  • GENEROUS Personal time off
  • Eight Paid Holidays per year
  • Business casual dress code
  • Free Parking
  • Free coffee daily
  • Training Programs
  • Wellness programs
  • Flexible work schedule

Job Title: Medical Coder

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Billing Manager

Position Summary: The Coder is responsible for a variety of technical functions that requires critical thinking and problem solving skills. The coder is responsible for providing coding services for multiple locations and multiple specialties.

Essential Functions:

  • Assigns CPT procedure codes for clinician services to assure appropriate billing and reimbursement.
  • Assigns diagnostic (ICD-10-CM and/or procedural codes (ICD-10-CM & CPT) on all medical record types at an advanced level to ensure proper reimbursement and accurate data base information.
  • Assigns modifiers to codes.
  • Input charges for all urgent care and clinic centers on a daily basis.
  • Confirms new vs established visit as well as verify insurance to be able to enter charges according to contracts.
  • Post all copayments and self-pay payments as they enter charges from the unassigned payments posted at time of service.
  • Provide feedback via the provider report card to the President of Urgent Care for educational purposes.
  • Interacts with clinician and other clinic/corporate departments to assure completeness of charts for billing.
  • Interacts with Medical Billers to assure compliance and appropriate billing practices.
  • Review carrier denials for the billers if an appeal is necessary.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Education Requirements:

  • Completion of accredited coding program (Certified Coding Specialist or Certified Professional Coder)
  • Certified coder through AHIMA, AAPC, PMI or equivalent
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college experience. Can be in lieu of degree.


  • Minimum 3 years specialty billing/coding in the area of internal medicine, family medicine and/or emergency medicine.
  • Ability/knowledge to code multiple specialties.
  • Knowledge of patient insurances. Ability to provide instruction to the patients and their families regarding insurance coverage procedures.
  • Ability to perform standard office procedures according to established protocols.



 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experienced and comfortable providing education to providers one on one and in group setting on a frequent basis and work with the providers to optimize their billing.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer systems and other office equipment.
  • PC skills, with emphasis on Windows applications, and ability to use a mouse.
  • Keyboarding/data entry skills.
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work.
  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and disease process.
  • Ability to work independently yet in conjunction with a team.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and growing atmosphere.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of medical reimbursement methodologies.
  • Ability to speak in a group setting. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet common goals of the department.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when handling difficult clients/stressful situations.
  • Promote positive department morale through effective teamwork.
  • The employee must have the ability to work overtime hours when necessary.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and help in different areas.
  • Ability to work and travel to multiple locations.





Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for an extended period of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required manipulating objects with fingers rather than whole hand(s) or arm(s).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, push or lift 50 pounds