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Community Health Systems Certified Outpatient Coder - 902-035 in TUCSON, Arizona

Description

This Certified Outpatient Coder is a full-time - days - working in the Business Office at Northwest Medical Center.

Summary:

Seeking a detail-oriented and organized medical coder to join our growing team. In this position, your primary responsibility will be in reviewing and analyzing medical billing and coding for processing. You will review and accurately code office and hospital procedures for reimbursement.

Medical Coder Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and review patient charts and documents for accuracy

  • Ensure that all codes are current and active

  • Report missing or incomplete documentation

  • Meet daily coding production

  • Update and maintain document lists

  • Performs accurate charge entries

  • Ensure proper coding on provider documentation

  • Serves as resource regarding coding questions

  • follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations

  • Performs additional duties assigned by Coding Manager as needed

Medical Coder Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

  • Medical Coding Certificate: CPC, COC, CIC by AAPC or CCS, CCS-P, RHIT by AHIMA

  • Maintain coding certification and attends in-service training as required

  • Two (2) years of medical coding experience

  • Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology

  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team

  • Strong computer skills in data entry, coding, and knowledge of Electronic Medical Record software; Microsoft Office Suite

  • Accurate and precise attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Goal-oriented, organized team player

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, DCOT, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

High Schoolor better

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

C-AAPC- Cert Coder

Experience

Preferred

Two years coding experience in an acute care hospital environment preferred. Proficient ICD-9-CM and CPT coding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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