The Coding Specialist is responsible for all aspects of medical coding for physician services. This includes office, outpatient, hospital – both inpatient and outpatient, and ancillary services. The Coding Specialist will understand ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding; have the ability to interpret insurance guidelines relative to medical coding; understand daily balancing techniques; understand abbreviations and medical terminology; have the ability to read a medical chart; and be able to understand the basic components of medical and ancillary procedures. This position will have responsibility for reviewing medical records for inpatient and outpatient visits and procedures and code them appropriately and accurately. This position will have responsibility for educating physicians, healthcare providers, and office staff in correct coding in order to improve accuracy. Position will identify opportunities for improvement and bring issues to the attention of the supervisor. The position may also include duties such as data entry, claims filing, review of remittance advices, patient account inquiries, and research on billing/coding issues. Above all, this position serves to exceed the expectations of patients and all other customers we serve. The Coding Specialist will work as a team member with Billing Specialists and Patient Service Representatives to assure data entry is accurate and complete. At all times this Associate will conduct their work efforts with the ultimate goal of providing high quality, efficient service for the patients and payors of NCH Physician Group.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of High School or GED required
Associate Degree preferred
Coding experience preferred, Medical billing experience preferred
Must be a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), through an accredited national organization such as the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)