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Title

Certified Medical Coder 

Location MedExpress Headquarters  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Compliance  
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for accurate and timely coding by abstracting information from the Urgent Care medical records. Provides feedback to supervisor and the physicians by identifying records that

need additional information in order to comply with Medicare's attestation requirements.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Compliance Office

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Code physicians' charges using current ICD-9 CM and CPT-4 coding methods by reviewing and extracting the information from the medical records.
  • Educates the physicians in order to be in compliance with coding and documentation guidelines mandated by HCFA.
  • Assists the Center Managers, Billing Supervisors, Managers and other staff to correctly answer questions pertaining to CPT and ICD-9 coding.
  • Participate in professional development activities to keep current with health care trends and regulations.
  • Keep current by attending seminars/conferences as approved by Supervisor
  • Inform supervisor of any problems related to job duties.
  • Monitor and report the status of month end closing for all centers and act as a resource to the Supervisor, Managers, Director and Center Managers and other staff to correctly answer questions pertaining to respective departments.
  • Provide support of the Scantron/IDX billing system and correctly answer questions regarding the proper use of the software while ensuring Operations policies and procedures are followed.
  • Inform Supervisors and/or Managers, of potential personnel issues and all significant problems related to billing and accounts receivable.
  • Insure that all work is completed within established time frames and in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws and guidelines.

  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining established goals for department.

  • Assist the Supervisor/Manager, in maintaining an overall positive team environment where employees enjoy their work and feel that their opinions and concerns are welcome.

  • Participate in professional development activities to keep current with health care trends and regulations.

  • Completes annual review of providers.

  • Prepares information for quarterly external audit and insurance audits.

  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

 
Position Requirements

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • IDX-GPMS Software desirable, as well as basic knowledge of communications hardware and software. Medical practice operations and centralized patient accounting, Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, physicians, clinics, MedExpress managers and the public.
  • CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9 codes required.
  • Should be familiar with proper and legal collections techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with physicians, co-workers, and other personnel requiring appropriate information as it pertains to the provision of services at MedExpress Central Billing Office.
  • Must be able to communicate on a one-to-one basis, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and word usage as well as respect the need of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Accurately utilize applicable computer software and equipment for claims processing.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to meet the needs of the office in regard to changes in work volume, planned change, scheduling changes, etc.
  • Perform mathematical computations to determine correct balances on account and portion for patient and third party payors regarding payment of their accounts.
  • Certified Procedural Coder designation or A.R.T. degree required. Candidates without certification will be considered, if willing to obtain valid certification within the first 12 months of employment.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in ICD- 9 CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding required.

  • Must be knowledgeable in medical terminology and basic anatomy.

  • Analytical and clerical abilities to abstract information required to code correctly and maintain reports.

  • Ability to detect and avoid perceptual errors.

  • Considerable initiative and independent judgment involved in analyzing and coding physician services.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.

  • Two (2) to four (4) years of healthcare billing experience, in addition to three (3) to five (5) years experience with medical software and physician practice billing.

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.

MedExpress is currently offering to cover costs of new coding certifications!

 
About the Organization MedExpress's vision summarizes the business model and offers insight into the important culture that drives the company's ability to provide a customer experience that is unsurpassed in existing, and other, markets.

Highly-trained professionals are a hallmark at MedExpress. The MedExpress model attracts the best in the business. We carry high expectations for our team:

A 110% commitment to customer service.
Teamwork and patient care require professionalism at all times.
Attention to detail isn't just a statement...we demand it.

Live the vision - Great Care. Fast.®

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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