Coding Specialist II
Saint Alphonsus Health System - Boise, ID

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High School/GED
  • The Coding Specialist works in a team environment and is responsible to ensure accurate CPT and ICD documentation for the patient billing process. The Coding Specialist creates a positive experience for the patient and family members by addressing their billing related questions. They take responsibility for educating fellow team members and providers to accurately document services they have performed and use the appropriate code representing those services. They ensure timely depositing of patient payments and verify the accuracy of data reported by the Patient Service Representatives. Performance level position with no manpower supervision. Financial/budgetary accountability but practices cost containment. Has no purchasing authority.

    Minimum two years experience in medical coding and billing. High school graduate or GED equivalent. Understanding of various medical claims formats. Working knowledge in medical terminology, CPT and ICD-9 coding, and subsequent ICD versions. Knowledge of payer contracts and reimbursement. Successfully completed CPC course and applied and been accepted to the AAPC. Must complete and maintain Certification in Procedural Coding exam within one year of hire. Maintain AAPC, AHIMA or CCSP certification/membership. Thorough working knowledge of Federal, State and Private payer regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Problem identification and problem solving skills. Participate and attend off site meetings/seminars. Customer service oriented attitude/behavior. Ability to interact with patients in a pleasant/neat poised demeanor. Polite and courteous speaking manner and excellent telephone etiquette. Proficiency in computer skills which include Word, Excel, E-mail, keyboarding skills and 10-key. Detail oriented with the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner. Ability to work well as a team member.