Job Description: Harris Regional Hospital
The Certified Professional Coder is response for coding diagnosis and procedures from medical records for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with regulations. Insures billing procedures are per Central Billing Office standards.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Obtains patients information from providers regarding services for hospitalized patients.
2.Utilizes history and physicals, operational logs, nursing notes, and discharge summaries to generate accurate CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9CM codes.
3.Confirm information and return encounters to resident for correction for optimum reimbursement.
4.Maintains monthly lag report for program director.
5.Processing of HCFAS (1500's) on a weekly basis.
6.Provides timely and accurate practice statistics on procedures productivity.
7.Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
8.Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement.
9.Creates and provides physician and advance practitioners with training packets regarding E&M, surgical, radiology, and laboratory and medicine services.
10. Trains and updates physicians on coding techniques and usage of hospital and practice super bill.
11. Maintains open lines of communication with Physician(s), Nurse(s), Administration, Billing Management and other departmental personnel.
12. Provides and enters correct and complete registration for inpatients.
13. Remind providers to complete and submit their billings in a timely manner so that charges are submitted in a timely manner.
14. Consistent in entering charges as received throughout the month.
15. Audits all other charts as needed.
16. Demonstrates ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose an appropriate course of action.
17. Other related duties as assigned or requested.
The following qualifications are the minimum requirements necessary to adequately perform this job. However, an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the necessary knowledge skills and abilities would be acceptable, subject to any legal and/or regulatory requirements.
Experience: Minimum one year medical office experience in coding preferred. Working knowledge of ICD-CM and CPT coding standards and practices.
Certification: Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) preferred, but other coding certifications will be considered on a case by case basis (RHIT, CCS, etc.).
Long periods of sitting may be required. Repetitive motion of wrists required.
Lifting requirements are minimal to none. Corrected vision and hearing to normal range is required.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran