We are looking for qualified AMBULATORY PROCEDURE VISIT MEDICAL CODER
to join our team.
Stability & Reputation – Founded in 2004, Peak Health Solutions delivers a superior set of solutions to hospitals that are some of the largest and most prestigious in the country. Peak recognizes coding isn't a project it is a Career! Keeping our coders consistently engaged is the #1 reason coders stay with Peak.
Compensation and Benefits – Peak Health Solutions offers competitive compensation and a benefits package that includes: Benefits, Paid Time Off, 401k with match and CEU reimbursement.
Employee Recognition – Employees will also participate in our company-wide rewards program entitled Reach – Recognizing Excellence, Accomplishments, Character and Hard work!
SUMMARY: Responsible for assignment of accurate Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes, ICD diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), modifiers and quantities derived from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for ambulatory procedure visits. Trains and educates MTF staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in departmental and clinic-wide coding compliance activities.
Ambulatory Procedure Visit Medical Coder
Education. A minimum of one of the following: An associate's degree in health information management or a university certificate in medical coding, OR at least 20 quarter/30 semester hours university/college credit that includes relevant coursework such as anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, health information management, and/or pharmacology.
Qualifying Certification. Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coder Specialist (CCS), Certified Coder Specialist — Physician (CCS-P).
Experience. A minimum of eight (8) years medical coding and/or auditing experience in multiple surgical specialties (minimum of one (1) year to count a specialty).
Performance Outcome: May also be responsible for the assignment of accurate ICD diagnoses, CPT and HCPCS, modifiers, and quantities from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for inpatient professional services (IPPS encounters - a.k.a, rounds).
1.1 Mandatory knowledge and skills.
1.1.1 Position requires excellent computer/communication skills for provider and staff interactions.
1.1.2 Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology, coding guidelines (outpatient and ambulatory surgery), documentation requirements, familiarity with medications and reimbursement guidelines; and encoder experience.
1.1.3 Candidate must have ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
1.2 Education/Certification. The following are recognized certifications
1.2.1 Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Coder Specialist (CCS), Certified Coder Specialist – Physician (CCS-P) are preferred for outpatient/ambulatory surgery medical coders as long as candidate has a minimum of three year experience in the outpatient setting (physician’s office or ambulatory care centers) within the last five years.
1.2.2 An accrediting institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) must accredit education and certification.
184.108.40.206 CONTINUED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Contract medical coders will obtain the required continued education hours at no expense to the government in order to maintain current and proper national certification(s) required for the position.
1.3 Experience. A minimum of three years' experience in the outpatient setting (ambulatory care centers) within the last five years is required or a minimum of two years if experience if that experience was in a military treatment facility. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.
1.4 Work Environment/Physical Requirements. The work is primarily sedentary. Requirements may include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending. Carrying or lifting of medical records may be required daily. Use of one or more computer programs and monitors may be required daily.
Peak Health Solutions, an AMN Healthcare company, is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply