Medical Coder Job Description

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This position provides coding services on the inpatient, outpatient, or physician medical records using ICD-10 coding systems to accurately code and bill medical services. He/she serves as an information resource and guide to providers, clinical staff, practice managers, members of the quality assurance team, and other leadership. The Medical Coder will be directly involved in claims denial management, working alongside the Revenue Specialists to review and amend denied claims for accurate coding based on physician documentation. The Medical Coder will assist the Compliance Manager in proactive audits of medical charts and records for compliance with federal coding regulations and guidelines. This role uses knowledge of client systems and procedures to provide a second-level review of codes assigned to medical diagnoses and clinical procedures, ensuring that medical billing conforms to legal and procedural requirements. The Medical Coder reviews develops, and/or modifies client procedures, systems, and protocols to achieve and maintain compatibility with billing requirements and compliance standards.

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A healthcare organization is looking for a Medical Coder. As the Medical Coder, you will be responsible for helping code specifically for outpatient surgery and ambulatory care coding. Proficiency in ICD-10 CM and CPT/HCPCS coding with excellent working knowledge of APC payment methodologies is highly preferred. A CCS certification is required to be considered for the position.

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We are seeking experienced Medical Coders with recent ICD-10 hands-on experience in a fast-paced medical practice.

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The Medical Coder reviews medical record documentation to determine the appropriate billing codes for physician charges and injectable drug charges. Accurately enters physician charges in an efficient and timely manner.

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The Medical Coder is responsible for coding and auditing of charts and risk adjustment factor analyses for each doctor, establishing meaningful reports of your results.

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The Medical Coder performs coding and abstracting duties to assure accurate completion of coding for all assigned patient records.

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We are looking for compassionate, caring people to join our talented staff of healthcare professionals as we continue to grow to be the preferred, regional healthcare partner in our community.

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We are looking for a Medical Coder to join our team.

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A Medical Coder is responsible for in-depth analysis of medical records to abstract all diagnoses and procedures. Assigns codes from the appropriate coding classification systems. Assigns DRG utilizing grouper based on the payer.

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Codes diseases, conditions, and procedures for Inpatients, Outpatient surgery, Emergency room, Recurring, Laboratory, and Radiology visits.

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Frequently asked questions

What does a medical coder do?

A medical coder is responsible for translating healthcare services, procedures, and diagnoses into alphanumeric codes. This is done to ensure that healthcare providers are reimbursed accurately and that patient medical records are properly documented. Daily, a medical coder may:

Review medical records and documentation to determine the appropriate codes for procedures and diagnoses

Assign codes to medical services and procedures using a standardized classification system, such as ICD-10 or CPT

Verify codes for accuracy and completeness

Communicate with healthcare providers to clarify documentation or obtain additional information as needed

Maintain confidentiality and security of patient information./p>

What are the skills of a medical coder?

The skills required for medical coding may include:

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology

Familiarity with coding systems and guidelines, such as ICD-10 and CPT

Attention to detail and accuracy to ensure codes are assigned correctly

Analytical skills to review medical documentation and identify relevant information for coding

Computer proficiency, as medical coders, typically use specialized software for coding and record-keeping

Strong communication skills to work effectively with healthcare providers and insurance companies

Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and patient privacy laws.

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