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Remote Medical Coder / Medical Coding Specialist - All Levels (Remote Work Available)
Mercy Health • Remote - OH, OH
Posted 16 days ago
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Advanced outpatient coding position that reviews medical record documentation and accurately assign ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, as well as CPT IV codes based on the specific record type and abstract specific data elements for each case in compliance with federal regulations. This position codes all types of outpatient visits to include ancillary, urgent care, emergency department, observation, same day surgery, and interventional procedures. Follows the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the American Health Information Management Association, (AHIMA,) Coding Ethics, as well as the American Hospital Association, (AHA) Coding Clinics, CMS directives and Bulletins, Fiscal Intermediary communications.
Reviews medical record documentation and accurately assigns appropriate ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT IV, and HCPCS codes utilizing the 3M software tools for all OP Work Types (Ancillary, ED Charge/Code, Same Day Surgery, and Obseration. The assigned codes must support the reason for the visit and the medical necessity that is documented by the provider to support the care provided. When applicable, apply the appropriate charges such as the Evaluation & Management, (E&M) level and injections and infusions, and/or other necessary requirements for Observation cases, using a third party software systems such as LYNX.
Perform 'medical necessity checks' for Medicare and other payers as required per payment quidelines. Responsible for monitoring and working of accounts that are Discharged Not Final Billed, failed claims, stop bills,and epremis as a team, ensure timely, compliant processing of outpatient claims in the billing system.
Mission/Core Values: It is expected that all of the duties and responsibilities of this position will be performed in a manner consistent with the Ministry’s Standards of Behavior (CARE; Compassion: seeks to understand, listen and explain; Advocate: is the voice for the vulnerable; Respect: demonstrates the highest regard for and welcomes all people; Excellence: commits to the highest standard of quality care, joyful service, and teamwork) and in a manner that reflects the core values of Mercy Health which are: Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Compassion, Sacredness of Life and Service.
Qualifications - Minimum
- Completion of Coding Curriculum (Vocational/Technical Degree in HIM/Coding required at minimum, Associates Degree in HIM/Coding preferred)
- 1 year of Coding experience required
- RHIA or RHIT or CCS or COC or CCA or CPC preferred at point of hire
- If RHIA or RHIT or CCA upon hire without COC or CCS, will be required to acquire COC or CCS and CRCR within 1 year of hire
- Previous coding experience in an acute care setting and previous use of coding software tools strongly preferred
- Previous use of CAC strongly preferred
- Satisfactory completion of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. Completion of ICD-10 training
Full-Time, Remote position at 40 Hours/Week on Day-Shift
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
This position will be a part of the revenue cycle team at Ensemble Health Partners - a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercy Health. Ensemble Health Partners specializes in providing revenue cycle solutions and creating real value for its clients by building relationships, reducing revenue cycle spend and delivering exceptional results. Ensemble partners with hospitals across the United States to make real and lasting improvements that impact the bottom line.