Posting Summary: The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks an Outpatient Coder to join its coding team responsible for coding and billing for 25+ physicians and 14 physician assistants. The position is responsible for reviewing medical documentation to code CPT and ICD-10 codes along with modifiers; submitting accurate and timely charges through the billing system; responding to queries from patients, carriers, University Physicians Group, and the UVA Medical Center; analyzing reports to improve processes; and training providers in billing documentation compliance. Prior experience in performing medical coding or other detail-oriented work within a medical setting is required. Applicants must possess an understanding of medical terminology and be able to interpret medical documentation to determine what the provider accomplished during the patient encounter. A working knowledge of ICD10 and CPT coding, with knowledge of third party payor reimbursement policies is required. Applicants must be detail-oriented with good organizational skills, able to manage multiple tasks in a busy environment, effectively communicate and work with physicians, staff and patients, and work with and maintain confidentiality of patient and patient account data. If not already a certified procedural coding specialist, applicants must be willing to attain CPC certification by AAPC or CCS- P through AHIMA within 1 year of hire, be willing to maintain professional certification, and keep current with changes in procedure and diagnoses coding and third-party payor reimbursement policies through continuing education.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Associate degree in health-related field is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Prior experience in performing medical coding or other detail-oriented work within a medical setting.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Familiarity with an academic medical practice is preferred.
Required License or Certification: If not a certified procedural coding specialist, must be willing to attain CPC certification by AAPC or CCS- P through AHIMA within 1 year of hire.
Preferred License or Certification: Certified Procedural Coding Specialist (AAPC) or Registered Health Info Tech (RHIT) preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be willing to maintain professional certification and keep current with changes in procedure and diagnoses coding and third-party payor reimbursement policies through continuing education. Understanding of medical terminology and interpretation of medical documentation to determine what the provider accomplished during the patient encounter. Working knowledge of ICD9/10 and CPT coding. Knowledge of third party payor reimbursement policies. Familiarity with a personal computer. Detail-oriented with good organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy environment. Ability to effectively communicate and work with physicians, staff and patients. Ability to work with and maintain confidentiality of patient and patient account data.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
Preferred Computer Applications: Familiarity with patient scheduling and registration system, online medical record, and IDX is preferred.
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