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Medical Coder - Cardiovascular

Job in Biloxi - Harrison County - MS Mississippi - USA
Full Time, Contract position
Listed on 2021-01-08
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Cardiology, Health Industry, Health Science, Hospital, Medical Billing and Coding
  • Science
Job Description & How to Apply Below
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Place of Performance: Keesler AFB, MS

General Description:
Medical Coder – Cardiovascular is responsible for assignment of accurate Evaluation and Management (E&M), International Classification of Disease (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and modifiers from medical record documentation.

Specific Tasks:
• Identify and abstract information from medical records (paper and electronic) for special studies and audits, both internal and external.
• Interact with medical treatment facility (MTF) staff to ensure documentation is clear and supports coding assignments. Educate MTF staff through individual or group in-services and training sessions.
• Maintain a delinquency report of missing records in order to facilitate completion of work within the required thresholds.
• Work directly with the cardiology department staff, to include administration, providers, nurses, technicians, and all other staff.
• Responsible for the coding of all appointments, procedures, and studies that take place within the cardiology department.
• May be asked to assist the hospital’s coding department depending on cardiology workload.
• Shall be required to learn unique military health care systems and procedures, including but not limited to: AHLTA, CHCS, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), Military Filing System, CliniComp (Essentris), Coding Compliance Editor (CCE) System, Biometric Data Quality Assurance Services (BDQAS), MHS Coding Guidelines, etc.
• Shall provide patients with utmost care and attention. All patients shall be assured of their privacy and personal dignity.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience
• Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma.
• An accrediting institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) must accredit education.

• Must possess one of the following certifications: Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coder Specialist-Physician (CSS-P) with the appropriate level of experience.

• Minimum of two years coding experience with one of those years being cardiovascular coding experience (physician’s office or ambulatory surgery centers) within the last 4 years, including assignment of E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (PT/OT), Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Work is primarily sedentary. Requirements may include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending. Carrying or lifting of medical records may be required daily. Use of one or more computer programs and monitors may be required daily.
• Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and have working knowledge of computers, specifically the Internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Windows.
• Excellent computer/communication skills for provider and staff interactions.
• Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology, coding guidelines (outpatient), documentation requirements, familiarity with medications and reimbursement guidelines, and coder experience.
• Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Contact Information
Contact Name: Entourage Consulting LLC
Contact Phone: 210880-4802
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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