Medical Coder

Digestive Care Center is seeking a Medical Coder who is self-motivated, efficient, enjoys a fast-paced work environment and desires to be part of a successful team, to work in our Billing Department.

Summary of Duties

The Medical Coder assigns CPT procedure codes and ICD-10 diagnosis codes to medical services performed by physicians in the office, hospital and in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center (GEC) in order to achieve accurate and timely reimbursement from insurance carriers.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • On a daily basis, collects Daily Hospital Round information from physicians to be used in determining procedures performed by each physician at the hospital. Review and code GEC procedure packets; including charge entry.
  • Consults with physicians to resolve any questions about the hospital services, GEC procedures and/or services/procedures being coded.
  • Assigns and enters procedural and diagnostic codes for hospital charges in the practice management system.
  • Oversees patient account collections including collecting on past due accounts, setting up payment financing, prepayment arrangements and financial counseling.
  • Works in conjunction with Schedulers to obtain information about procedures needed for the Benefit Verification process.
  • Contacts Insurance Companies to verify patient insurance benefits and eligibility.
  • Assists in other department functions (i.e. patient data entry and set-up, payment posting, mail, benefit verification, bank deposit, daily close…) as needed.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with physicians, medical staff, co-workers and third party payors.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and medical practice software a plus.
  • Coding experience in digestive care is preferred

Job Eligibility Requirements:

  • CPC Certification preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Medical office experience preferred

 

 

Digestive Care Center offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes company paid Medical, Vision, Life and Long Term disability insurance; partially funded Health Savings Account & 401 K; Dental, Short Term Disability, paid vacation & holidays.