Medical Coder I

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

Position Title

Medical Coder I

Department

Mercer Medicine

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

21-194

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Hours Per Week

40

Responsibilities

The Medical Coder I will evaluate medical record documentation. Provide technical guidance to physicians and other department staff in identifying and resolving issues or errors. Coder I will work under supervision.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma or GED and AAPC or AHIMA Advanced Coding Certification are required. In lieu of certification, at least 6 months of coding experience will be considered.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

The successful candidate must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Know and understand the relationship between CPT and ICD and the assignment of codes in order to accurately bill for physician services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understanding of billing cycle and its effect on revenue.
  • Understanding of 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: $15 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 an AAPC or AHIMA Advanced Coding Certification OR at least six months of coding experience?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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