Responsible for ensuring optimum reimbursement based on accurate coding and for maintaining a quality patient clinical database. Assigns accurate diagnosis and procedure codes and captures pertinent clinical data elements on all inpatient/outpatient medical records of discharged patients. Reviews E&M levels selected by physicians on a monthly basis and provides feedback in order to increase awareness and accuracy.
One years' experience as a certified coder (actual coding and abstracting from documentation) in physician practice setting. In lieu of one full year certification, coder must be a certified CPC for a minimum of 6 months and must have minimum of 3 years of actual abstract coding experience. Coder will be given an internal coding assessment within 3 months of hire.