Sanford Health Coder, Provider Practice | Clinic Coding in Bemidji, Minnesota
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Facility: Bemidji Main Clinic
Location: Bemidji, MN
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Serve as a resource for providers in understanding covered indications and the supporting documentation. Supports both technical and professional services in provider clinic as well as Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) and in addition hospital professional services. Maintains a thorough understanding of National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits and relative value units as appropriate for the role. Understands and supports the Medicare and Commercial Carrier workflows related to daily coding and denial review and appeals management, including the preparation of supporting documents and information to support the appeal process. Monitors and validates physician charge capture.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, multi-task, problem solve and make informed and accurate recommendations to medical professionals based on current information. Participates in coding team meetings and serves as a subject matter expert.
Reviews medical documentation from physicians and other healthcare providers; assigns modifiers, diagnostic and procedure codes for symptoms, diseases, injuries, surgeries and treatments according to official classification systems and standards. Uses relevant policies, procedures, and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Provide accurate and timely international classification of disease – tenth edition – clinical modification (ICD-10) - CM coding of diagnoses, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, and in accordance with official coding standards, regulatory coding compliance guidelines and company procedures.
Review and audit medical record documentation accurately to reflect healthcare coding and to substantiate appropriate service reimbursement. Conveying coding guidelines to physicians and other healthcare providers to improve the accuracy of medical record documentation.
Computer skills, the ability to interpret, analyze and abstract data/documentation, have good problem-solving skills, be self-motivated and have good time management and organizational skills.
Associate degree in Health Information Technology or Certification in Coding required.
Specific knowledge of diagnostic and procedural terminology, successful coursework from an accredited institution in International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnosis, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding schemes, medical terminology or human anatomy/physiology is preferred.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based (CCS-P), CCS Healthcare (CCS-H), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) required. If the associate is not certified at hire, the associate must be become so within one year of the date of hire.
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Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Req Number: R-18051