The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks a certified full-time documentation analyst/medical coder. Responsibilities of the position include concurrently coding inpatient and outpatient charges, reviewing outpatient clinical and hospital inpatient charts, applying the appropriate ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS codes and entering charges into the billing system, managing denials, and performing chart audits. The selected candidate will provide feedback to physicians, clinical staff, and administrative management regarding coding procedures, insurance guidelines, and quality assurance and billing compliance.
It is critical that candidates possess thorough knowledge and understanding of CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS guidelines, as well as third-party payer reimbursement guidelines. Computer skills and experience with electronic medical record and billing systems are essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills are also essential. Candidates should possess two years of coding experience in a healthcare setting.
Candidates who are not certified (CCS-P or CPC) at time of selection will be required to certify within one year of employment.
CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE PERSONNEL ACT.
The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital). Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Graduation from HS 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.
Preferred Education and Experience
Prefer a two-year degree in Health Information Technology, a four-year degree in Health Information Management, or coding certification (CCS-P or CPC).
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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