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Job Title: Medical Coder

Employer:FRANKLIN PRIMARY HEALTH CENTER, INC.
Type:FULL TIME, OTHER
Job Location:Other
Skills:Coding procedures,ICD-9-CM & CPT-4 Coding Conventions,Anatomy and Physiology Medical Terminology,Extensive DRG/APC reimbursement knowledge Coding Software,Data Entry/CRT
Specialties:Effective written and verbal communication skills
Required Certifications:CCS or CPC
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Preferred Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:1303 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Mobile 36603, AL, US
Date Posted:6/25/2021

MEDICAL CODER 

JOB SUMMARY

The Medical Coder Specialist will have frequent and daily interactions with internal and external clients including but not limited to Physician and Non-Physician Providers. Responsibilities include primary diagnosis and procedural coding for the designated major specialty areas. Clinical abstraction coding is defined as identification of codes based solely on the source documentation for CPT and ICD-9-CM respectively.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primarily code from final encounter reports signed by the provider.
  • Review the complex (problematic coding that needs research and reference checking) medical records and accurately codes the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM and/or CPT coding conventions.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes, and surgical techniques through participation in continuing education programs to effectively apply ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding guidelines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses and procedures.
  • Correlate information from approved supporting clinical documentation not limited to Radiology and/or other Physician Consultations after review by the Attending Physician, wherever appropriate.
  • Provide education/training to physicians and other providers on coding and clinical documentation.  Consult with and educate/train physicians on coding practices and conventions in order to provide detailed coding information.
  • Communicate with nursing and ancillary services personnel for needed documentation for accurate coding. Provide real-time feedback to procedural providers as it pertains to proper coding and clinical documentation of services performed. 
  • Engage in provider/department contact and education as the primary liaison for clarification of documentation, including documentation deficiencies.
  • Mentor and assists in training of other coders within the department.
  • Participate in the development of coding policies and procedures as identified.
  • Coordinate/mentor the work of designated coding employees to ensure quality and quantity of work performed through regular audits.
  • Assist with research and development of presentation materials for continuing education programs for physician in their areas of specialization.
  • Interact with and provides high-level analysis of trends to Management, Revenue Managers and others about Coding related issues.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor degree in medical record administration or associate degree in medical record technology or one year coding diploma or courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology with extensive training in coding.

EXPERIENCE:

Requires four years of coding experience, with at least two of those years in primary care abstraction (physician or medical group in multi- specialty practices, i.e., Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, etc.).

DEGREES, LICENSURE, AND/OR CERTIFICATION:

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Extensive knowledge of coding procedures, applicable modifiers in multi-specialty setting

Understands and apply appropriate Center Medicare Services guidelines to coding

Advanced ICD-9-CM & CPT-4 coding conventions

Anatomy and Physiology

Medical Terminology

Extensive DRG/APC reimbursement knowledge

Coding software familiarity

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Data entry/CRT

 

 


Applying

SUBMIT RESUMES OR DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:

Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc. Attn:  Human Resources

1303 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave., Ste. 213 

P.O. Box 2048 Mobile, Alabama 36652-2048

Phone: (251) 436-7680 |  Fax: (251) 436-7681

 E-mail:  hr@franklinprimary.org

 APPLY ONLINE AT: http://franklinprimary.org/employment/

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