Posting Summary: The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks a Senior Certified Medical Coder Analyst 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. A high school diploma or equivalent and four or more years of experience in performing medical coding and billing are required, with experience in an academic health system preferred. In-depth knowledge of ICD-10 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. Applicants must be a certified procedural coder (CPC) through AAPC or CCS-P through AHIMA, 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 Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Health Information Systems or other health-related field preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of four years' experience in performing medical coding and billing.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Prior experience in an academic health system a plus.
Required License or Certification: CPC certification by AAPC or CCS-P through AHIMA required. 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.
Preferred License or Certification: RHIT through AHIMA a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. In-depth knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding to include the use of modifiers. 2. Familiarity with local Medicare regional policies (LMRP) and third-party reimbursement policies. 3. Detail-oriented with good organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills. 4. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy environment. 5. Ability to effectively communicate and work with physicians, staff and patients. 6. Ability to work with and maintain confidentiality of patient and patient account data.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Word and Excel
Preferred Computer Applications: Familiarity with patient scheduling and registration system, online medical record, Precision and UPG billing system is preferred.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.