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Job Title: Medical Coder

Employer:The Christ Hospital Health Network
Skills:coding,billing,ICD- 10,medical terminology,CPT coding
Specialties:Orthopedics, Podiatry, Cardiology
Required Certifications:CPC or CCS-P
Location:237 William Howard Taft Rd. Cincinnati 45219, OH, US
Date Posted:1/19/2021

Job Overview:  Interpret clinical documentation/records from patient records to ensure all diagnoses and procedures are documented and coded accurately.  Ensure highest level of reimbursement practice efficiencies and compliance related to coding procedures.

The Coding Documentation Specialist II may perform the following duties:

  • Responsible for translating healthcare providers’ diagnostic and procedural documentation into coded form, applying regulatory and organizational guidelines.
  • Review patient reports and extract data necessary to apply appropriate ICD and CPT codes for billing, internal and external reporting, research and regulatory compliance.
  • Utilize technical coding principals and reimbursement rule expertise to assign appropriate ICD diagnosis and CPT procedures including understanding all elements in E/M coding.
  • Regularly communicates with the healthcare provider to ensure documentation and coding accurately reflect care rendered utilizing supervisor and lead when needed. 
  • Supports healthcare provider education in areas of CMS regulations, coding, billing, documentation and administrative guidelines.
  • Code at a productivity and quality rate consistent with organizational standards.
  • Identify and research encounters with potential TCHHN inpatient related bills to ensure compatibility and compliance.   Discuss discrepancies with facility coder to determine appropriate coding – using opportunities to teach and/or learn.
  • Manages assigned provider workload in coding workflow within Epic
  • Communicates trends in coding, documentation and denials to supervisor on assigned providers and or specialty
  • Monitor documentation and coding practices to identify and follow up on potential coding related compliance issues and/or missed revenue potential.
  • Maintain current knowledge base in all aspects of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD -10-CM coding.
  • Keep abreast of all current billing and coding rules and regulations affecting government and non-government payers and disseminates information to appropriate individuals as needed. 
  • Reviews and researches coding/billing issues, including but not limited to, rejection reports and claim denials. 
  • Perform regular analysis of the impact of coding and clinical documentation on reimbursement and identifies trends and opportunities for improvements.
  • Adhere to compliance regulations, the Christ Hospital Code of Conduct, and the Christ Hospital Core Values and AHIMA code of Ethics while performing all duties detailed.

Education: Skills assessment required to determine competency level of coding skills.  Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coder Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) required.
Experience:  One (1) year of coding experience required; three (3) years preferred.
Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HCPCS, ICD-10 and CPT coding guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Ability to accurately code diagnosis, diagnostic and surgical procedures with a depth of knowledge in Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding within a specialty or service line.
  • Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and policy compliance issues related to medical coding and documentation
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Research skills including knowledge of automated analysis tools and on-line research tools to resolve complex coding and healthcare issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work within a team environment, using excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills to share audit findings, risk areas, and compliance issues with coders, office managers, physicians, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.



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