Medical Coder

Posted on 06/28/2018

Job Number0MmjEZ
Job LocationKnoxville, TN
Salary Range
PositionMedical Coder

Job Description

 Coder is responsible for reviewing patient medical records via paper and electronic format and assigning the appropriate ICD-9 codes, CPT-4 codes, ICD-10 codes, and physician identification numbers to each patient record into the billing system following Team Health coding guidelines. Coders must meet productivity and quality standards to meet established month-end closing schedules.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review documentation on patient records and assign ICD-9 & CPT-4 & ICD-10 codes and physician identification numbers for each patient record.
  • Identify errors, problems, or issues and present to Coding management for resolution.
  • Report coding problems or irregularities to Coding Manager.
  • Exercises knowledge of medical terminology and physiological systems, as well as Medicare coding rules and regulations.
  • Attend meetings as scheduled.
  • For paper charts only, complete batch control sheet by counting the number of incomplete charts, charts not charged, and charts coded, and recording these numbers in the designated area - signing and dating the batch control sheet.
  • Performance of other non-essential duties that may be requested by the Supervisor or Manager.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • CPC or RHIT preferred;
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in medical coding and/or medical terminology and billing experience preferred;
  • Good date entry and computer skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

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