Job Description

Location: Steward Health Care
Posted Date: 11/23/2021

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Outpatient Emergency Room coder shall review hospital outpatient medical documentation to assign, sequence, edit and/or validate the appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS codes. The Outpatient Emergency Room coder shall also abstract for facility E/M levels and Charges for all relevant procedures performed in the ED including coding Injections and Infusions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coding Technical Skills that include CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, ICD 10 PCS
  • ED Coding skills to include facility E/M levels, Charging & Coding Injections & Infusions & Modifiers
  • In depth knowledge of front-end coding edits and an understanding of the NCCI guidelines as it applies to all OP edits as well as modifier application
  • Experience with charge validation with departmental charges.
  • Ability to perform coding across multiple locations based on corporate management need
  • Technology skills to adapt to multiple applications used within the organization
  • Candidate must display a superior knowledge of Coding Guidelines (Coding Clinic, UHDDS Official Coding Guidelines, CCI Edits).
  • Analytical Skills that include effective evaluation, synthesis and use of information gathered
  • Ability to maintain 95% or greater accuracy rate
  • Knowledge of physician query in an outpatient setting
  • Ability to respond to coding issues specific to Outpatient Coding
  • Candidate must have experience with 3M and/or 3M360 encompass
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, display a high level of computer literacy, excellent verbal, and written communication skills, able to meet assigned deadlines, and organized
  • The position will report to the HIM Outpatient Coding Manager
  • Ability to meet coding productivity standards

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years in Emergency Room Coding Experience required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of UHDDS guidelines, CCI Edits, Coding Clinic, etc.
  • Meditech experience required
  • Microsoft Office (Word, One Note, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Associate degree preferred
  2. Experience: 3 years of general outpatient coding in acute care setting.
  3. Certification/Licensure: CCS and/or CPC certification
  4. Software/Hardware: 3M experienced required, Meditech experience preferred
  5. Other: Remote position

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