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Job Title: HIM Coding Specialist

Employer:Penn Medicine
Type:Full-Time
Required Certifications:CPC
Location:Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted:10/2/2018

HIM Coding Specialist

 

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

 

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

 

Position Description:

• Incumbent must possess current Certified Procedural Coder certification (CPC, CCS-P, CCS-H, etc.) along with five years extensive surgical coding and experience with high volume abstraction for in-patient and out-patient in Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular, General, Colon Rectal, Plastics and other surgical sub-specialty practices.

 

• Independently utilize professional coding skills and training to correctly apply appropriate ICD10, CPT codes and modifiers to professional fee services in multiple high volume surgical practices at multiple locations.

 

• Ensures CPUP compliance on all billable professional services in office, out-patient and in-patient locations.

• Applies and correctly utilizes the National Correct Coding Guidelines, Code Check, HDM or other coding software.

• Consults with Department resources and Professional Fee Abstraction personnel to resolve complex coding scenarios.

• Ability to accurately and consistently interpret and readily explain coding policies.

• Provide coding education to faculty and staff.

• Research, interpret, analyze and apply Government, commercial insurance carrier and medical authoritative committee policies to documentation and coding scenarios.

• Ensures all regulatory requirements are met with regard to coding and documentation.

• Performance will make a direct impact on Department of Surgery and Hospital of University of PA reimbursement and reduction in bad debt.

• Candidate must successfully pass a coding skills test by coding sample operative reports at the time of formal interview regardless of coding certification.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Five years professional coding experience in Urology, GI Surgery and other surgical sub-specialties. Requirements include a current Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) certification. Demonstrated knowledge and application of ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding required. Five to eight years healthcare experience and/or education required. Customer Service experience is required.  Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or RN preferred.

 

Additional Information:

Current CPC certification with surgical specialty certification/training

Application and utilization of correct coding principles.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting.

Working knowledge of health care environments and Revenue Cycle goals for both Physician Practice and Hospitals.

Knowledge of third party insurers, government payers, physician billing and reimbursement guidelines.

 

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to understand, interpret and utilize ICD9 and CPT codes.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to learn, apply and utilize medical billing systems; IDX, SMS preferably

Basic computer knowledge and analytical skills required.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

To apply for this Philadelphia-based position,  visit PennMedicine.org/careers/, click on Search Career Opportunities, then search on Job ID# 65340 or go directly to: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_pennmedicine/external/gateway/viewFromLink.html?jobPostId=79272&localeCode=en-us

 

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To apply for this Philadelphia-based position,  visit PennMedicine.org/careers/, click on Search Career Opportunities, then search on Job ID# 65340 or go directly to: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_pennmedicine/external/gateway/viewFromLink.html?jobPostId=79272&localeCode=en-us

 

Live Your Life's Work

 

EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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