Medical Coder (75-6F)
at Salem Clinic

Date Posted: 4/14/2019

Job Description

Hours: Full-time, M-F, 40 hrs/wk, M-F, 8:30-5:00
Location: Inland Shores
Department:
Medical Coding

Job Summary/Position Objective:  To accurately assign a CPT code(s), HCPCS code(s), CPT-4 modifier(s) and all applicable ICD-10-CM codes to all assigned patient encounters and procedures in a timely manner.  To carefully review all tasks in assigned billing queue and return appropriate coding to HPS in a timely manner.  To provide feedback on documentation opportunities to Director of EHI and nursing administration as appropriate. To support quality efforts via coding for HCC/RAF, adding CPT-II code(s) and working to close HCC gaps on payer portals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

1.      Completion of high school or equivalent.

2.      Completion of course in health information management (claims analyst/medical biller/medical coding).

3.      Must have working knowledge of CPT, CPT-II, CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM codes

4.      Organizational skills.

5.      Ability to communicate clearly, professionally and courteously; effective listening, writing, spelling, and reading skills.  Communication skills must support face-to-face, telephone and written communication methods.

6.      Ability to follow oral and written instruction.

7.      Must have knowledge of medical terminology.

8.      Must have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

9.      Basic computer skills; familiarity with keyboard, 10-key, mouse, word processing and basic Microsoft operating system functionality.

10.  Ability to work quickly and accurately.

11.  Ability to interact with coworkers and providers tactfully, to be a team player.

Preferred Qualifications: 

1.      Completed educational program for medical coding.

2.      One year experience coding in an ambulatory setting.

3.      Current coding certification; CCA, CCS-P or CPC.

4.      Knowledge of office procedures, pathology and medications.

5.      Knowledge of coding software.

Essential Functions: 

1.      Assign ICD-10-CM, CPT, CPT-II, CPT-4 and HCPCS codes to patient encounters and procedures.

2.      Keep up-to-date on changes in coding guidelines and requirements.

3.      Receive denials from Health Plan Services, review documentation and supply new appropriate code or thorough explanation as to why the code cannot be changed.

4.      Recognize documentation requirements and assist director with feedback to providers.

5.      Meet deadlines set by the Clinic (e.g. close of month).

6.      Maintain patient confidentiality.

7.      Ability to use Epic, EncoderPro.com, Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word computer systems.  Ability to navigate internet sites to research coding guidelines.

8.      Demonstrate telephone skills and good customer service techniques.

9.      Flexible response to changing needs and duties within department.

Other Duties: 

1.      Other duties as assigned by Team Leader or Director.

Job Requirements

Working Conditions: 

1.      Able to sit for long periods of time.

2.      Able to read computer screen for long periods of time.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Founded in 1925, Salem Clinic is deeply rooted in the Salem and Keizer medical communities. We have steadily grown from a three physician practice to one that includes over ninety healthcare providers and 500 staff members. Our multi-specialty group practice design benefits patients through every phase of life. Our physicians represent family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care and hospital medicine.

Our five convenient locations bring healthcare close to home for our patients. In addition to our primary care physicians and specialists, Salem Clinic also maintains a full service laboratory with a robust testing menu and an imaging department with highly skilled technologists. The Clinic’s ancillary testing capabilities include general x-ray, bone densitometry, CT, MRI, ultrasound, echocardiography, mammography, EKG, nuclear medicine and all varieties of blood, urine and other specimen collection and testing.

The large multi-specialty group practice setting enables Salem Clinic to provide patients with truly comprehensive care. We are large enough to have the resources to be on the cutting edge of technology and care models and small enough that every individual staff member can be heard and can affect change.

Salem Clinic staff and physicians are held high standards for customer service and teamwork creating a professional and friendly work environment for all to enjoy!

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking for customer service oriented persons who enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-based, ever changing environment. We want persons who are looking for long-term employment. We reward longevity with a generous retirement benefit that includes a 10% contribution, with no matching required.

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