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Coding Specialist

Details

  • Location Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts
  • Job Type Contract
  • Pay $30.00 / Hour
  • Category ADMIN/OTHER
  • Date Posted Nov 08, 2017

Overview

About the Company:
Our Client, is the region’s trusted academic medical center committed to improving the health of Central Massachusetts through excellence in clinical care, health services, and educational research. They continuously strive to hire the best talents and invest in the success of the entire team. They believe that it’s the people who make it work, and make it better.

Job Description
The Coding Specialist will be responsible for the following below:
•    Perform analysis on medical record documentation to include review of tests/reports, and determine appropriate codes and other recognized reference materials 
•    Abstract and enter all codes and required demographics information into the computer system, the hospital abstracting database, or onto encounter forms 
•    Assist in resolving incomplete and missing chart documentation in order to expedite chart abstraction and billing 
•    Participate in improvement efforts and documentation training for medical and clinical staff relating to coding practices and guidelines 
•    Participate in quality assurance and performance measurement reviews and reporting 
•    Alert management to any coding irregularities; or trends contrary to policy/procedure
•    Maintain direct and ongoing communications with other coding and billing personnel to maximize overall efficiency of the operation 
•    Comply with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives 
•    Attend variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed 
•    Perform other similar and related duties as required or directed 

Qualifications: 
•    High School education, plus medical coding certification and training in medical terminology from an accredited program preferred including: AHIMA, NHA, and AAPC 
•    3+ years of medical abstraction and coding experience or related work experience preferred 
•    Knowledge of ICD-CM and CPT, HCPCS coding systems, 3rd party payer requirements and federal/state guidelines and regulations pertaining to coding and billing practices 
•   Intermediate level computer skills with the ability to use standard office software applications, such as Microsoft Office Excel and Word 
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrates professionalism when working with team members, management and other staff members 

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