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Coding & Charge Entry Spec I

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Rome, GA, United States
Job ID: 115656
Job Family: Medical Records Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Varies
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12311112741305-Business Office


Job Summary

Performs assignment of ICD and CPT codes in cases of low to intermediate complexity.

Essential Functions

  • Performs ICD and CPT coding of provider (professional) services and verifies that all requisite charge information is entered.
  • Appends limited modifiers, e.g., -24, -25, -59.
  • Codes minor surgical procedures.
  • Assigns Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes.
  • Performs reconciliation process to ensure all charges are captured.
  • Processes automated or manually enters charges into applicable billing system.
  • Researches, answers, and processes all edits associated with claim and coding submission.
  • Processes charges on a timely basis and communicates with team members to be sure department guidelines regarding timeliness are met.
  • Communicates with providers related to coding issues that are of low to intermediate complexity.
  • Assigns E/M codes from provider documentation.

Physical Requirements

Works in a fast-paced office/hospital environment. Work consistently requires sitting and some walking, standing, stretching, and bending.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. CPC, CPC-A or equivalent coding credential required. Some coding, medical billing and/or clinical experience preferred. Maintains coding certification (CPC, CPC-A, CCS, RHIT, RHIA). Annually reviews new and revised CPT and ICD codes. Understanding of and familiarity with regulatory guidelines including NCDs and LCDs. Working knowledge of coding, medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.