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Outpatient Coder - Orthopedic

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. -Hackensack Meridian Health is expanding our footprint in Orthopedic care in northern New Jersey. Our Physician Services team is hiring for two Outpatient Coders to join our team in supporting three high volume, fast paced clinics. -In this role, you will abstract clinical information from a variety of medical records, charts and documents, and assign appropriate ICD-10 and/or CPT-4 codes to patient records according to established procedures. We are looking for enthusiatic individuals who are eager a new iniative and ready take on the variety of new challenges that come with opening new clinic spaces. - -To start in this role, we anticipate that you will work on site across our new locations in Franklin Lakes, Paramus, and North Bergen on a rotating basis. Once these new teams are well established, we anticipate the opportunity for hybrid work will become available. -
Responsibilties: As an Outpatient Coder III at Hackensack Meridian Health, you will:

  • Assign ICD-10-CM or HCPCS codes creating APC group assignments. Primarily responsible for coding outpatient-in-a-bed accounts and observation services for both facility and professional services that were performed.
  • Code and abstract pertinent information from Emergency Department records for both facility and professional services that were performed.
  • Abstract pertinent information from patient records and green bar report for outpatient services.
  • Code all appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes from results and reason for visit for ancillary services.
  • Query physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Review and abstract clinical documentation for medical necessity, utilizing the current local and national coverage determination policies and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Review OCE and CCI edits and resolves issues in order to finalize the account to ensure coding accuracy.
  • Stay up-to-date on coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Bring any identified concerns to your leadership team for review.
  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  • Perform data entry of coded/abstracted information for APC assignment into the Medical Center computer system.
  • Adhere to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
    Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • High school diploma or equivalent. Courses in Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology.
    • Experience in deficiency analysis, registration, and basic coding courses.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in ancillary, emergency department and/or outpatient services, including but not limited to endoscopy, cardiac cath and same day surgery. -Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
      • Associate's degree.
      • Encoder usage preferred with proficiency in computer skills. -Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
        • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Registered Health Info Tech License (RHIT). - -If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today! -Related Keywords: medical coding, outpatient coder, physician coder, orthopedic coding, AHIMA, AAPC

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Outpatient Coder - Orthopedic, Healthcare , Hackensack, New Jersey

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