UofL Physicians

Certified Coder

US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2017-4411
# of Openings
2
Category
Billling/Collections
Department
CBO - Coding

Overview

JOB SUMMARY

The team member performs highly technical and specialized functions for the Central Business Office.  The team member reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic and procedural information that determines Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payments.  The primary function of this position is to perform ICD-9-CM (soon to be ICD-10), CPT and HCPCS coding for reimbursement.  The coding function is a primary source for data and information used in health care today, and promotes provider/patient continuity, accurate database information, and the ability to optimize reimbursement. The coding function also ensures compliance with established coding guidelines, third party reimbursement policies, regulations and accreditation guidelines.

Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions:

  • Coding (60% Weight)
    • Obtain copies of chart notes, reports, electronic medical records, and any other necessary records for purpose of review
    • Comply and communicate deficiencies that impact the billing process.
    • Review documentation needed to clarify or complete the information required for compliant coding and billing of services performed.
    • Abstract patient evaluation and management services, including consultations, and bedside procedures for the purpose of selection of the appropriate HCPCS code(s), ICD-9 code(s), and modifier(s)
    • Follow production and quality standards for coders as established.
  • Compliance (20% Weight)
    • Ensure that documentation meets the Teaching Physician Rules as mandated by CMS and ULP policies prior to release of a code for billing
    • Ensure that documentation for Advanced Practice Providers meets the payer specific rules prior to release of a code for billing
  • Communication/Education (10% Weight)
    • Develop daily/weekly communication with providers.
    • Provide comments/suggestions relative to weak areas identified in the coding reviews.
    • Provide trending deficiencies to CBO Manager and Compliance Educator as appropriate.
    • Responds in a timely manner to questions from providers, department representatives.
  • Maintain compliance with rules and regulations regarding coding.
  • Constant reviews of incoming Fee Tickets to ensure compliance standards are met.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and meet monthly goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Coders will be audited on a quarterly basis by ULP Compliance/Audit Services Department with including discussion and feedback.

 

Trial Period (internal applicants only):

It is understood that current Employees must complete a trial period of 10 business days during which the established productivity level must be maintained in order to continue participation in this program. Failure to maintain the established productivity requirements may require Employee to return to the Heyburn campus as Employee’s primary work site.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School education or GED required.
  • Must have and maintain Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification through AAPC or must have and maintain CCA, CCS or CCS-P certification through AHIMA.
  • Three years direct coding experience and in depth Coding and HIPAA regulations for physician offices, preferred.

 

SELECTION/ELIGIBILITY

  • Application
    • Current CBO employees must apply to internal remote position in order to be considered
    • Positions will be selected based in order of the following criteria:
      • Metrics
      • Attendance
      • Disciplinary action

 

 

 

    • Current employees must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for remote positions within the CBO:
      • 90 days of consistent achievement of/or exceeding metric standards
      • No attendance or disciplinary actions within previous 6 months
      • Able to work independently and manage time

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Ongoing coding guideline knowledge is required
  • Advance knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, techniques and surgical procedures
  • Advance knowledge of medical codes involving selections of most accurate and description code using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and IHS coding conventions.
  • Advance knowledge of medical codes involving selection of most accurate and descriptive code using the CPT codes for billing of third party resources
  • Skill in correlating generalized observations/symptoms (vital signs, lab results, medications, etc.) to a stated diagnosis to assign the correct ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM code
  • Extensive knowledge of official coding conventions and rules established by the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Requires the knowledge of the business use of computer hardware and software to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the processing and presentation of data
  • Strict compliance with all coding guidelines at all times.
  • Working in a highly accurate and yet efficient manner.
  • Strict attention to detail in both coding and EMR entries.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Sedentary Work: Lifting 10lbs. maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying items as needed.
  • Frequent Talking (Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.)
  • Frequent Hearing (Perceiving the nature of the sounds by the ear.)
  • Frequent Seeing (Visual acuity, depth perception, field of vision, color vision).
  • Consistent use of hand movement for keyboarding purposes.
  • Concentration varies depending on the tasks at hand. High levels of mental concentration are required. Must handle multiple tasks simultaneously and is subject to interruptions. Physical effort requires sitting and reaching with hands and arms. Manual dexterity, visual acuity, and the ability to speak and hear are required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates upon hire will complete an electronic I-9 verification.
  • Only those candidates whose experience best meets our requirements will be contacted.
  • University of Louisville Physicians is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Current UofL Physicians employees must follow the UofL Physicians Internal Transfer Policy.

 

 

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