Medical Coder II

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Mercer Medicine (Health and Medical Services)

Position Title

Medical Coder II

Department

Mercer Medicine

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

20-034

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Hours Per Week

40

Responsibilities

The Medical Coder II will evaluate medical record documentation and charge ticket coding to optimize reimbursement by ensuring that diagnostic and procedural codes and other documentation accurately reflect and support the outpatient patient visits. Provide technical guidance to physicians and other department staff in identifying and resolving issues or errors. Coder II will work under minimal supervision.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma or GED and AHIMA or AAPC certification is required. In addition, the candidate must have one year of experience using ICD-9 and CPT-4 in a physician practice, hospital or clinic OR six months of experience along with a certificate from an accredited educational institution. 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

The successful candidate must:

  • Know and understand the relationship between CPT and ICD-10 and the assignment of codes in order to accurately bill for physician services
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of health care providers in order to query for specific coding information
  • Resolve any questions concerning diagnoses, procedures, clinical content of record or code selection through research and communication to bill at correct level of reimbursement
  • Have knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid [CMS] regulations for reimbursement and timeliness of claims submission
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information, employee information and other information covered by regulations and professional ethics
  • Understand billing cycle and its effect on revenue
  • Understand commercial insurance, contractual adjustments and balance billing
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Is a credit check needed for this position?

Yes

Pay Rate

Base: $18 an hour up to commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have AHIMA or AAPC certification?

2. Describe your work experience related to CPT and ICD-9 Coding.

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

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