|Employer:||Lexington Medical Center
|Required Experience:||1 to 2 years
|Location:||West Columbia, SC
Assigns appropriate ICD and CPT codes to diagnoses and/or procedures for reimbursement and statistical purposes
Follows the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coding guidelines
Abstracts clinical information from medical records for complete and accurate statistical documentation
Position primarily focuses on coding and billing for physician professional services in clinic, outpatient, and hospital based settings
Reviews and interprets hospital based professional services and outpatient medical documentation to accurately assign ICD and CPT codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes
Abstracts information into computer for reimbursement and statistical purposes
Researches current trends in healthcare coding and compliance
Keeps department manager up to date on regulations and events that impact physician coding and billing
Must work independently and collaboratively to support the achievement of department People, Quality, Finance, and Service goals as well as organizational goals
Works as a team with physicians, coding staff and other personnel to ensure proper and accurate code assignment and continuous quality improvement
Identifies charge capture opportunities and assists with implementation of coding and billing processes
Assists with development of billing and coding procedures for new services
High school degree or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred.
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Must have one of the following: CPC, COC, CCS, CCS-P, CCA, RHIT, RHIA, and/or specialty certification as approved by Director.
At least 1 year of experience in professional coding and billing or related field.
Must have experience working with CPT, ICD diagnosis coding, E/M Documentation Guidelines (1995/1997), CCI edits, Medicare LCDs and NCDs, state and federal regulations as well as payor billing requirements.
Must be computer literate.
Must have experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel).
Experience with electronic health records software required.
• Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
• Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
• Onsite Childcare
• South Carolina State Retirement (eligible employees)
• Supplemental 401(k)
• 457 (b) retirement plans
• Full time employees: short-term disability and long-term disability after 90 days of eligible employment
• 529 College Savings
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Tuition Reimbursement
Our mission is the same as it was when we opened our doors in 1971: to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our community. We believe that commitment to the health of our community really makes a difference -- and we show it every day.