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Senior Medical Coder in Akron, Ohio, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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Job Description

Join a team of dynamic, results oriented professionals!

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
  • Convenience market on site
  • 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
  • Dental plans & Vision plans
  • GENEROUS Personal time off
  • Eight Paid Holidays per year
  • Quarterly incentive plans
  • Business casual dress code
  • Free Parking
  • Free coffee daily
  • Employee of the month awards with monetary gift and parking space
  • Training Programs
  • Fitness Center with personal trainer on site
  • Awesome Facility with terrific amenities
  • Wellness programs
  • Flexible work schedule

The Senior Coder is responsible for assisting the Coding Supervisor/Trainer with training & retraining, as well as providing support and assistance to the Coding staff. The Senior Coder is also responsible for performing monthly Level 1 quality assurance audits for all departmental coders. The Senior verifies that Coding department staff follows Team Health coding criteria as defined in the Coding Policy and Procedures Manual, corporate policies, and Billing Center policies

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform Level 1 quality assurance audits per corporate policy

          a. 40 charts per coder

          b. The accuracy of: 1.) physician number, 2.) diagnosis code(s), 3.)                      procedure code(s), and 4.) modifiers should be verified

  • Prepare individual report for each Level 1 audit to the supervisor/trainer, identifying and communicating potential quality issues.
  • Assist coding trainer with all training/audits or retraining audits
  • Assist with auditing on MRTS in incomplete and un-billable chart reviews, or any other department reviews to ensure coding accuracy and adherence to policies
  • Assist with coding and/or correcting charts sent by all departments
  • Answer coding questions, and assist coders with charts
  • Complete Revenue Center requests for new providers
  • Evaluate and report documentation issues to necessary contacts
  • Perform production coding on an as needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficiency in ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic coding and CPT-4 procedural coding
  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of physician billing and reimbursement
  • Effective communication skills, ability to inter  act effectively with staff & management.
  • Achieve and consistently maintain Team Health QA standards
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • CPC or CCS-P certification or equivalent in coding and billing, related field or relevant clinical experience preferred
  • 1-2 years in a work leader or supervisory position preferred
  • 2-4 years of previous medical coding experience, emergency medicine experience preferred