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Certified Coder Job in Chesterton, Indiana

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Job Title: Certified Coder

Employer:Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, Inc.
Skills:data entry,orthopedics
Specialties:CPC, CCS, orthopedics
Required Certifications:CPC or CCS
Location:601 Gateway Blvd Chesterton 46304, IN, US
Date Posted:1/18/2019

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute is deeply rooted in Northwest Indiana and has been serving patients for over 50 years. We strive to be the best in orthopedics and to provide excellence in musculoskeletal care to all our patients using state-of-the-art technology with integrity and a spirit of compassion that encompasses all that we do.

Come and practice with us! We are seeking compassionate and enthusiastic team members who share the same passion as we do.  Our generous compensation and benefit package includes:

·         Competitive pay structure and performance appraisals

·         Health, Dental, and Vision insurance for employee and family members (full-time only)

·         Accrued PTO and paid holidays

·         Short-term and long-term disability

·         Voluntary life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment

·         Flex spending accounts

·         401(k) and profit sharing



Job Title:  Certified Medical Coder and Data Entry  


General Summary of Duties: 

Employee will play a key role in reviewing and analyzing medical billing and coding for processing. They will review and accurately code office and hospital procedures for reimbursement.


Supervision Received:  Reports to Central Business Office Director


Supervision Exercised:  None


Position Level: Non-Exempt


Essential Functions:

  1. Review patient documents for accuracy, to include but not limited to office visits and surgical/non-surgical procedures;
  2. Ensure proper coding on provider documentation;
  3. Verify that all codes are current and active;
  4. Report missing and/or incomplete documentation to provider and/or clinical staff;
  5. Meet daily coding production expectation;
  6. Perform accurate charge entries;
  7. Understand coding and reimbursement regulations and recognize the order in which services are billed to ensure maximum reimbursement by reading various coding and insurance newsletters and websites;
  8. Serve as a resource regarding insurance resolutions and coding questions;
  9. Communicate changes and updates in coding requirements from insurance carriers to supervisor;
  10. Post daily receipts and correct posting errors in practice management system;
  11. Follow coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations;
  12. Assist with external and/or internal audits as requested;
  13. Perform additional duties as assigned
  14. Acts with integrity, honesty, and truthfulness in all areas of work
  15. Maintains confidentiality and uphold aspects of work that need to remain private
  16. Carries out work duties and responsibilities competently and in a timely manner



Education and Experience: 
High School Diploma/GED required; Certified Medical Coding Certification required: minimum of one-year medical practice or comparable experience required; Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree preferred; orthopedic clinic experience preferred.





1.      Knowledge of medical terminology and coding;

2.      Knowledge of office policies, procedures, and systems;

3.      Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation for correspondence;

4.      Familiarity with health insurance plans and processes.


Abilities to: 

  1. Proactively identify and develop effective solutions;
  2. Cooperate with other individuals and departments;
  3. Complete assignments in a timely and satisfactory manner;
  4. Adapt well to changes in policy and job demands;
  5. Demonstrate professionalism with co-workers, physicians, and the public;
  6. Contribute ideas to improve individual and practice performance;
  7. Determine the multiple tasks involved and prioritize their completion.


Physical/Mental Demands:

Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination needed. Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely. Compassion and understanding a must.


Environmental/Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a closed room, office, or clinical environment. 


Elizabeth Connors, MHRM

Human Resources Director

Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute  601 Gateway Boulevard  Chesterton, IN 46304

( Office 219.921.1444 x11302 |

( Direct Office 219.921.1302

( E-fax 219.250.5244

* e.connors@lbji.net | www.lbji.com

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