Coder Physician Practice
Banner Medical Group Specialists - Greeley, CO

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Experience in Urology, Wound, GI and Burn coding helpful.

Job Summary:
This position performs coding in support of physician practices by evaluating medical records and validating that appropriate clinical diagnosis and procedure codes are assigned in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines.

Essential Functions

Reviews and analyzes medical information from medical records against billed procedures to ensure accurate coding of diagnostic and procedural information in accordance with national coding guidelines and appropriate reimbursement requirements. Makes corrections as needed to ensure accurate billing and reimbursement processing.

Consults with medical providers to clarify missing or inadequate record information and to determine appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. Provides thorough, timely and accurate review of ICD9 and/or CPT4 code assignments.

Provides quality assurance for medical records. For all assigned records and/or areas assures compliance with coding rules and regulations according to regulatory agencies for state Medicaid plans, Center for Medicare Services (CMS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), as well as company and applicable professional standards.

As assigned, compiles daily and monthly reports; tabulates data from medical records for research or analysis purposes.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school degree or equivalent and specialized formal training equivalent to the two year certification course in medical record keeping principles and practices, anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology, standard nomenclature, and classification of diagnoses and operations, or an Associate’s degree in a related health care field.

Must demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of ICD9 and CPT coding principles as recommended by the American Health Information Management Association coding competencies, and as required for the assigned practice areas. Requires one or more years of experience providing coding services for a broad range of clinical specialty areas. Must be able to achieve an acceptable accuracy rate on the coding test administered by the hiring business unit according to pre-established company standards.

Must be able to work effectively with common office software, coding software, and abstracting systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentials are preferred. Medical Coding Specialty Credential from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) in the assigned specialty areas are a plus.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.