Ambulatory Procedure Visit (APV) Medical Coder
Location: Elmendorf AFB, AK
Work Schedule: Operational Hours: The schedule days and hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, for eight (8) hours daily, core hours 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Additionally, the contractor employee cannot begin work before 6:30 A.M. and end later than 5:30 P.M., with a non-billable 30-minute lunch break.
Excellent Pay and Benefits!!!
The United States Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) mission is to provide support of medical readiness for combat/wartime missions and world-class healthcare for our beneficiaries anywhere, anytime. Medical coding provides value to the patient and supports the AFMS mission by playing an integral role in revenue generation, provider readiness currency, decision support, population health, and disability services. The Air Force Medical Readiness Agency (AFMRA) Medical Coding Program Office (AFMS MCPO) requires certified coding professionals to perform inpatient, ambulatory, and outpatient medical coding duties at the location at the 673rd Medical Group (MED GRP) that supports Elmendorf AFB, AK. The operational hours vary but will be provided at the post award meeting.
220.127.116.11.1.1. Inpatient Medical Coder, Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder, and Outpatient Medical Coder - An Associate’s degree or higher in Health Information Management OR
18.104.22.168.1.1.1. A university certificate in medical coding OR
22.214.171.124.1.1.2. At least 30 semester hours’ university/college credit that includes relevant coursework such as anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, health information management, and/or pharmacology OR
126.96.36.199.1.1.3. Successful completion of an American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) coding certification preparation course for professional services or facility coding that includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health information management concepts, and pharmacology.
188.8.131.52.1.1.4. Equivalency Determinations are in Part 5, paragraph 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11.2.2. Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder - MSS personnel in this position are required to possess a minimum of four (4) years of medical coding and/or auditing experience in two (2) or more medical, surgical and ancillary specialties within the past 10 years. A minimum of one (1) year of performance in the specialty is required to be qualifying.
18.104.22.168.3.2. Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder - Advanced knowledge and understanding of industry nomenclature; medical and procedural terminology; anatomy and physiology; pharmacology; and disease processes.
22.214.171.124.3.2.1. Advanced knowledge of the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM); Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).
126.96.36.199.3.2.2. Practical knowledge of reimbursement systems, including, but not limited to, Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs); and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS).
188.8.131.52.3.2.3. Practical knowledge of medical specialties; medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; ancillary services (includes, but is not limited to, Laboratory, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Radiology); and revenue cycle management.
184.108.40.206.3.4. Coding Certifications:
Note: A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from AHIMA are acceptable to count for either a professional services coding certification or institutional coding certification, but not both.
220.127.116.11.3.4.2. Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder - MSS personnel in this position are required to possess a current coding certification in good standing from EACH of the following categories:
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Professional Services Coding Certifications: The following are recognized professional certifications: Certified Professional Coder (CPC); or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P).
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Institutional (Facility) Coding Certifications: Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Other institutional coding certifications will be considered by DHA or the AFMS MCPO on a case-by-case basis.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3. Evaluation and Management (E&M) Auditor Certification: National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS) Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMA).
18.104.22.168.3.6.2. Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder - Accurately assigns diagnosis, procedure, and supply codes and modifiers for the professional and institutional (facility) components of Inpatient, External Resource Sharing Agreement (ERSA), Ambulatory Procedure Visit (APV), Observation, Emergency Department (ED), and Outpatient encounters IAW DHA and AFMS MCPO completeness, productivity, and timeliness standards.
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