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Surgical Orthopedic Coder Job in Bend, Oregon

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Job Title: Surgical Orthopedic Coder

Employer:Desert Orthopedics
Specialties: Working knowledge of CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, Prospective Payment Systems, Correct Coding Initiative, Third Party Liability
Preferred Certifications:Associate Degree in Health Record Technology
Required Experience:8 to 10 years
Location:1303 N.E. Cushing Drive, Suite 100 Bend 97701, OR, US
Date Posted:8/23/2018


The Certified Coder at Desert Orthopedics provides specialty healthcare coding to our Orthopedic Clinic.

Primary Responsibilities:

(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within Desert Orthopedics as required or assigned)

  • Read and abstract physician office notes and procedure notes to apply correct ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS and modifier coding assignment.
  • Demonstrates less than 5% error rate with ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS and modifier coding assignment, while maintaining the expected volume of visits coded.
  • Reviews specific charges prior to claim submission to ensure coding is accurate.
  • Coding of spine injection and procedures performed by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists such as RFA, epidural injections, facet injections, arthrogram injections, etc.
  • Future coding of surgical procedures performed by orthopedists such as arthroscopic surgeries, total joint replacements, fracture repairs, spine surgeries, etc. (training will be provided)
  • Radiology coding for MRI and some X-Ray
  • Assist clinic billing staff with coding related questions
  • Conduct coding audits of providers and provide education.
  • Manages work files to resolve coding edits by researching and using the most up-to-date tools available in order to make the appropriate and compliant corrections for reimbursement
  • Ensures all external regulations affecting the coding process are implemented in the work course to assure compliance and consistency of coding and reduce the risk of external audits
  • Audit Provider Coding trends and update Providers quarterly or as needed.
  • ·         Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Manager

Salary Range:




High school diploma or GED required.

Associate Degree in Health Record Technology or equivalent work experience in related field may be substituted for education.


·         Minimum of 10 years of verifiable orthopedic coding experience

·         Working knowledge of CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, Prospective Payment Systems, Correct Coding Initiative, Third Party Liability

·         Ability to read/understand complex surgical notes and medical records

·         Experience coding and/or auditing all insurance carriers, i.e., worker’s compensation, private, commercial, state and federal.

 Job Requirements:

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

·         Maintains regular and predictable attendance

·         Works cooperatively with other employees to resolve issues and maintains positive attitude

·         Maintains confidentiality of all Protected Health Information (PHI)


·  CPC or CCS-P certification required within first 90 days of employment from AAPC or AHIMA .

·         A valid Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification preferred. 

Physical Requirements:

Continually (75% or more):

Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level. 

Frequently (50%):

Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation.

Occasionally (25%):

Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing. 

Rarely (10%):

Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.

Never (0%):

Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.

Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category:

No Risk for Exposure to BBP




Please submit your resume to jenniferj@dobend.com

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