Coding/Chrge Rep-AMB
245 State Street - Grand Rapids, MI

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High School Diploma/GED


  • The Professional Billing Office of Advantage Health / Saint Mary's Medical Group is looking for a full-time, benefit-eligible Certified Professional Coder to work 80 hours per two week pay period. The schedule is typically M-F, 8a-5p, but the start/end times may be flexible. Please note that this position requires a certified coder with Ambulator/Office Coding experience.

    Responsible for charge capture process for professional charges within the SMHC system, including but not limited to: verifying and/or analyzing medical record documentation to determine the principle and all secondary diagnoses and procedures; and assigning diagnostic and procedural codes using coding guidelines established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and SMHC. Assists in the orientation and training of new employees within the coding and charge capture area.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Minimum - Associates Degree in allied health related field, including classes in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology; or two years of increasingly responsible medical records experience with exposure to medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and coding.

    Credentials/Licensure

    Minimum – Certified Coding Specialist credentialing

    Related Experience –

    Minimum – One – three (1-3) years of professional coding experience with multiple surgical specialties

    Preferred - prior experience in coding for neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, and / or gynecologic oncology procedures

    Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Minimum : §

    Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to comfortably interact with diverse populations. §

    Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with a strong customer-service orientation. §

    Ability to handle patient and organizational information in a confidential manner. §

    Demonstrated dependability and regular attendance. §

    Ability to demonstrate competency with a standard desktop and Windows-based computer system, including a basic understanding of email, e-learning, intranet and computer navigation. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job. §

    Solid understanding of ICD-9 and CPT coding and medical terminology, with knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organization and commercial insurance plans. §

    Ability to maintain accurate records and to prioritize and organize work effectively. §

    Ability to exercise independent judgment as appropriate within standard practices and procedures.

    Physical/Mental

    Minimum

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Full-time role in a fast-paced professional central billing environment. The role requires flexibility to adapt to changes in workload, competing priorities, and deadline situations; dependability is critical to success. Regular travel between administration and hospital locations is required.

    AGES OF PATIENTS SERVED

    ? Newborns ? Pediatrics ? Adolescents ý Adults ? Geriatrics ? NA

    See department specific checklist

    ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS §

    Flexibility – Demonstrates exceptional ability and willingness to take on new and additional responsibilities. Embraces new ideas and cultural differences while managing competing priorities. §

    Accountability – Willingly accepts personal responsibility for decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors which contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Communicates effectively, follows through on assignments, uses resources efficiently, participates in learning opportunities and treats others with respect and dignity. §

    Excellence – Serves as a role model and performs job responsibilities to the highest standards in every situation. Delivers “Something More” that ensures a more complete and personally satisfying experience for every customer. §

    Focus – Understands and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the mission and values of the organization while contributing to the overall success of the strategic plan. All actions are rooted in providing excellent customer service.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS §

    Performs charge capture for inpatient and urgent care. §

    Performs charge entry. §

    Assigns ICD-9 / CPT codes. §

    Participates in the liaison process between AH/SMHC surgeons and private practice surgeons. §

    Communicates effectively. §

    Responsible for obtaining and maintaining education appropriate to position. §

    Acts as a Site Representative §

    Performs other duties as assigned.

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