MEDICAL CODER
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

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The primary purpose of the Medical Coder is to read and interpret inpatient/outpatient hospital charts, and outpatient clinic charts in the Department of Pediatrics. The Medical Coder is responsible for the following:

1) Assigning the appropriate CPT, ICD-9 CM and HCPCS codes, using third party payer reimbursement guidelines, into Healthspan.
2) Clearing any charge entry edits and/or coder review edits related to coding in the workques.
3) Reviewing insurance denials related to coding in the Health Span.
4) Investigating and following up with clinical sections and Vidant Medical Records to identify and acquire reports or medical charts not immediately available at the time of daily rounds.
5) Verifying physician documentation and providing ongoing feedback to physicians to promote compliant billing practices.
6) Facilitate in providing billing data when requested to assist in quality assurance studies, billing and reimbursement analysis, etc.

CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or CCSP (Certified Coding Specialist - Physician) or applicable coding certification must be obtained within two years of hire and maintained throughout employment.

CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE PERSONNEL ACT

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from High School or equivalency plus: medical coding training certificate or one year of demonstrated coding experience or completion of a two year Health Information Technology degree or an equivalent combination of related training and experience. Special Conditions for Continued Employment: Must have CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or CCSP (Certified Coding Specials- Physician) or applicable coding certification within two years of hire, and maintain throughout employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is subject to the Broad Banding Salary Administration Plan. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations.

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