Community Health Systems Certified Outpatient Coder - 902-035 in TUCSON, Arizona
This Certified Outpatient Coder is a full-time - days - working in the Business Office at Northwest Medical Center.
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.
High Schoolor better
Licenses & Certifications
C-AAPC- Cert Coder
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)