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Coder II, Profee (Physician Coding)

  • Job ID: 036066107
  • 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: $17.92 to $28.44 / hour

Description

UPMC Corporate Revenue Cycle is hiring a Coder II- Profee to join our team!  This posiiton will support our Physician coding and work the hours of 7:00 AM- 3:30PM, Monday through Friday!  The Coder II will be a fully remote position.

The position has the same responsibilities as a Coder I.  The Coder II will review all pertinent physician, nursing and ancillary documentation in the medical record. Depending on type of service and place of service, determine level of acuity, procudure(s) performed, billable supplies and diagnosis to substantiate medical necessity.  As well as review and sequence all codes to to maximize reimbursement and address any potential bundling issues.  The role will also apply modifiers as needed.  The position also performs LMRP/CCI edit and coding denial resolution.

Are you ready to take your next step in your coding career?  Apply today!

Responsibilities:

 

  • Utilize computer applications and resources essential to completing the coding process efficiently.
  • Meet and maintain charge lag and appropriate coding productivity standards within the time frame established by management staff.
  • Refer problem accounts to appropriate coding or management personnel for resolution.
  • Identify incomplete documentation in the medical record and formulate a physician query to obtain missing documentation and/or clarification to accurately complete the coding process.
  • Monitor and resolve coding edits and denials in a timely manner to ensure optimal reimbursement.
  • Make forward progress within the period toward meeting coding accuracy standards of the departments within the first year of employment. Meet appropriate coding productivity standards within the time frame established by management staff.
  • 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) and to determine the level of acuity. Review coding for accuracy and completeness prior to submission to billing system utilizing CCI edits.
  • Adhere to internal department and system-wide competencies, behaviors, policies and procedures to ensure efficient work processes. Actively participate in monthly coding meetings and share ideas and suggestions for operational improvements. Maintain continuing education by reviewing updated CPT assistant guidelines and updated coding clinics.
  • Complete work assignments in a timely manner and understand the workflow of the department. Maintain daily productivity statistics and submit a weekly productivity sheet to management.

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an approved certified coding program preferred.
  • Curriculum includes Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding Guidelines and Procedures.
  • Proficient computer skills with MS excel knowledge preferred.
  • In lieu of 2 years of coding experience with schooling, a minimum of 3 years experience or CPC certification required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Eligible for CPC or CPC specialty certification.



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