Physician Coding Specialist
Mount Carmel Health - Columbus, OH

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High School/GED and Certification
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  • We are seeking Physician Coding Specialists to join out team of dedicated professionals as we continue our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.

    Job Description:

    This position is responsible for the review of medical records and assignment of appropriate diagnostic and procedural (ICD-9-CM and CPT) codes for the billing of professional services. Analyzes physician/provider documentation contained in the medical records and assigns the appropriate codes on the charge ticket for the services provided by the responsible physician.

    Other responsibilities include:
    • Maintains internal data base for monitoring of records not billable.
    • Tracks issues (such as missing documentation or charge tickets) that require follow up to facilitate coding in a timely fashion.
    • Communicates documentation discrepancies, coding definitions and questions to the medical staff for clarification in a profession and courteous manner.
    • Attends educational opportunities to enhance knowledge in coding and reimbursement systems and maintains coding certification.
    • Maintains working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Organizational Integrity program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.
    • Brings identified concerns to appropriate leadership for resolution.Meets established coding quality and productivity standards.Abides by confidentiality requirements as they relate to the release of individual or aggregrate patient information.
    • Works in conjunction with the Physician Coding and Compliance Specialist to receive training and follow up on coding to achieve optimal efficiency and effectiveness in position of Coding Specialist II.
    • Participates as a member of the Physician Coding Services workgroup to achieve common goals.
    Qualifications

    Candidates will possess a High school diploma or equivalent. An associate’s degree in a Health Information Management Technology or related field is strongly preferred. Certification as a RHIA, RHIT, CPC, or CCS-P is required. Work history will include 1 year of experience in coding for professional services in a clinic or physician office setting.

    Other qualifications include:
    • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and diagnostic and procedural coding, as normally obtained through a coding certificate program, or degree in Health Information Technology or Health Information Management.
    • Ability to use a standard desktop and windows based computer system, including a basic understanding of e-mail, internet, and computer navigation.
    • Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions on the job.Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment.
    • Ability to analyze and assimilate information from various sources based on technical and experience-based knowledge.Ability to exchange information on factual matters with internal and external customers.Ability to organize work and set priorities.
    About Mount Carmel

    Serving more than a million patients each year, Mount Carmel is the preferred healthcare provider in central Ohio. Our more than 8,500 employees and 1,500 physicians utilize state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technologies and the latest procedures to accomplish our mission of healing patients’ minds, bodies and spirits, and improving the health of the communities we serve.
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