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Certified Medical Coder Job in Tucson, Arizona

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Job Title: Certified Medical Coder

Employer:Northwest Medical Center
Type:FULL TIME
Skills:Coding,Medical Billing
Preferred Certifications:CIC by AAPC or CCS,CPC,RHIT by AHIMA,CCS-P,COC
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Preferred Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:6200 N. La Cholla Blvd Tucson 85741, AZ, US
Date Posted:5/18/2019

Certified Medical Coder - Tucson, AZ

Summary

We are seeking a detail-oriented and organized medical coder to join our growing team. In this position, your primary responsibility will be in reviewing and analyzing medical billing and coding for processing. You will review and accurately code office and hospital procedures for reimbursement. 


Apply online at jobs.northwestmedicalcenter.com

Medical Coder Duties and Responsibilities

·         Receive and review patient charts and documents for accuracy

·         Ensure that all codes are current and active

·         Report missing or incomplete documentation

·         Meet daily coding production

·         Update and maintain document lists

·         Performs accurate charge entries

·         Ensure proper coding on provider documentation

·         Serves as resource regarding coding questions

·         follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations

·         Performs additional duties assigned by Coding Manager as needed

 

Medical Coder Requirements and Qualifications

·         High school degree or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

·         Medical Coding Certificate:  CPC, COC, CIC by AAPC or CCS, CCS-P, RHIT by AHIMA

·         Maintain coding certification and attends in-service training as required

·         Two (2) years of medical coding experience

·         Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology

·         Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team

·         Strong computer skills in data entry, coding, and knowledge of Electronic Medical Record software; Microsoft Office Suite

·         Accurate and precise attention to detail

·         Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Goal-oriented, organized team player

Apply online at jobs.northwestmedicalcenter.com

Benefits:

 

Medical Plan

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Two Blue Cross Blue Shield options are available:

CHS Base Plan- lower employee per pay contribution with higher out-of-pocket costs.

CHS Premier Plan- higher employee per pay contribution with lower out-of-pocket costs.

 

 

Dental Plan

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Comprehensive dental coverage is available through Delta Dental allows you to obtain services from any licensed dentist,

with discounts for dentists in Delta Dental’s network.

 

 

Vision Plan

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available and offers services for examinations, lenses and frames.

 

 

Life & AD&D Insurance

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Full-time employees are covered for 1 x annual pay at no cost to the employee.  Buy-up options available.

Part-time employees may purchase coverage.

 

 

Dependent Life

Insurance

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Employees can purchase dependent and spouse life insurance.

 

Long Term Disability (LTD)

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Employees can purchase LTD to cover  up to 60% of monthly income up to $5,000 per month.   90 day qualification period of  continuous disability.

 

Short Term Disability

(STD)

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Employees can purchase STD to cover  60% of monthly income up to $5,000 per month.  14 day qualification period after illness or injury.

 

Critical Illness & Accident

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Critical Illness and Accident insurance may be purchased in a plan provided by Allstate.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: First day of the month after 30 days of employment

 

Employees elect pre-tax payroll deduction, per federal regulations,  to be used for medical/dental or childcare expenses.  Money credited into the FSA accounts is  reimbursed to the employee for eligible expenses. Debit card available.

 

 

Retirement

Plan

 

 

Eligible:  All employees can enroll in the 401(k) plan upon hire. 

 

Our retirement plan is offered through a Principal Financial Group 401(k).

Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) are offered . 

After one year of employment, employer matches  50% of the first 6% deferred.

 

 

Paid Time Off (PTO)

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective: PTO accrual begins with the first pay period of service.  Accrued PTO can be used after

                90 day introductory period and is “vested” after six months of service.

 

Employees may use PTO for sick, vacation, and holidays. A PTO cash out at 70% is offered twice a year in accordance with terms of the policy.

 

PTO is accrued on hours worked, up to 80 hours in a pay period.

Accrual rates per years of service:

 

·          < 1 year     .07596 hours PTO per hour paid         Max accrual 158 hours

·          > 1 year     .08846 hours PTO per hour paid         Max accrual 184 hours

·          > 4 years   .10769 hours PTO per hour paid         Max accrual 224 hours         

·          > 9 years   .12692 hours PTO per hour paid         Max accrual 264 hours

 

Extended Illness Bank

(EIB)

 

Eligible:                  Full-time and Part-time employees.

Effective:  Accrual begins with the first pay period and may be used after 6 months of service.

 

EIB may be used after an employee has been off work due to personal illness or injury for one scheduled FTE week per occurrence. 

Accrual rates:   Full time -  2.16 hours per period              Part time -   1.08 hours per pay period

 

Bereavement Pay

 

 

Eligible:  Full-time and Part-time employees who have completed their introductory period.

 

When an employee suffers the loss of family members the employee may be granted up to 24 hours for leave from scheduled work time within a five-day period.

 

 

Jury Duty Pay

 

Eligible:  Full-time and Part-time employees

 

Employees may receive their normal base wages for up to 15 days of scheduled work that is missed due to jury duty.

 

 

Tuition Assistance

 

Eligible:  Full-time and Part-time employees who have successfully completed their 90-day introductory period and are approved for the program.

 

Eligible employees may request prior approval for  financial assistance for courses offered by a college, university or approved  accredited educational institution.  Courses must be intended to maintain or improve skills related to the employee’s present work assignment or be a requirement for a relevant degree that is approved by the organization.

 

Maximum annual reimbursement:

Full-time   $5,000 for approved nursing school $2,500 for other approved programs

Part-time $2,500 for approved nursing school  $1,250 for other approved programs

 

Cafeteria Discount

 

Eligible:  All employees

 

Employees  receive a 25% discount on all purchases at the hospital cafeteria (except vending machines).

 

Wellness Center Discount

 

Eligible:  All employees

 

The Wellness Center is located at NMC Medical Office Plaza, 1980 Hospital Dr., Ste 103.

Open 24 hours with Cardio and Weight equipment.

Cost is $5.00 per pay period or $65.00 for six month period.

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

Eligible:  All employees


The EAP provides  confidential assistance with a variety of  personal issues and includes 5 free counseling sessions for an issue.  Additional counseling services may continue through eligible medical plan services.


Applying

Certified Medical Coder
Tucson, AZ

Apply online at jobs.northwestmedicalcenter.com
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