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Certified Coding Specialist II-Profee

  • Job ID: 208765221
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Revenue Cycle
  • Department: Rev Cyc Coding
  • Location: Work From Home
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour

Description

UPMC Corporate Revenue Cycle is hiring a Certified Coding Specialist II- Profee to join our team!  This role will work daylight hours, starting as early as 6:00 AM.  The role will be fully remote and is looking for someone with current auditing and professional (physician) coding experience.  

All responsibilities of the Coding Specialist and assists with staff management. The role will develop new processes and work flows to address issues by analyzing edit/denial data.  The Certified Coding Specialist II will effectively communicate in a professional manner with staff, other health care professionals, and management team.  The role also acts as liaison for decentral coding departments. The position works with other departments to develop or enhance automated coding and coding interfaces. As well as assisting the manager with recruitment and evaluation processes.

Do you have prior supervisor or training experience as well as five years in coding?  If so, this could be the job for you!  Apply today!

Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrate proficiency on billing system functionality, computer applications and resources essential to completing the coding process.
  • Lead, participate in and/or assist with departmental coding audits.
  • Investigate, resolve and analyze edits and denials and provide reports for process improvement, as necessary.
  • Utilize standard coding guidelines, principles and coding clinics to assign the appropriate ICD and CPT codes for all record types to ensure accurate reimbursement. (i.e. use of coding clinics, CPT Assistant, etc). Review coding for accuracy and completeness prior to submission to billing system utilizing CCI edits. Utilize the ACEP acuity level guidelines for assigning the correct acuity level for ED coding.
  • Monitor billing performances to ensure optimal reimbursement while adhering to regulations prohibiting unbundling. Prepares periodic reports for clinical staff identifying unbilled charges due to inadequate documentation.
  • Perform staff coding audit, monitors performance and completes summary reports for management.
  • Complete work assignments in a timely manner and adhere to department charge lag goals and understand the workflow of the department.
  • Refer problem accounts to appropriate coding or management personnel for resolution.
  • Supervises staff including assignments and Kronos approval and sign offs, as well as, assist with recruitment.
  • Train all new Coders to observe established coding guidelines and to utilize the appropriate billing system.
  • Advise and instruct coders/providers regarding billing and documentation policies, procedures, and regulations; interacts with providers regarding conflicting, ambiguous, or non-specific medical documentation, to obtain clarification.
  • Work with department management on coding interface, development, enhancements and changes, as well as implementation of those functions.
  • Adhere to internal department policies and procedures to ensure efficient work processes. Actively participate in periodic coding meetings and shares ideas and suggestions for operational improvements.
  • Responsible for assigning PQRS codes and assists in the development of templates and processes to obtain the appropriate documentation.
  • Make forward progress within the training period toward meeting coding accuracy standards of the department within the first year of employment. Meet appropriate coding productivity standards within the time frame established by management staff.
  • Identify incomplete documentation in the medical record and formulate a physician query to obtain missing documentation and/or clarification and provide education to physicians to accurately complete the coding process.

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an approved certified coding program preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills with MS excel knowledge preferred.
  • Five years surgical coding experience (includes anesthesia coding) or advanced E/M coding experience.
  • Two years training or supervisory experience required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPC or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) specialty certification required
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) OR Certified Professional Coder (CPC) OR Registered Health Information Administrator OR Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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