Medical Coder I/II

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

Position Title

Medical Coder I/II

Department

Mercer Medicine

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

22-308

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Hours Per Week

40

Responsibilities

The Medical Coder I/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 patient encounters. Provide technical guidance to physicians and other department staff in identifying and resolving issues or errors. This coder will work under minimal supervision.

Required Qualifications

For Medical Coder I:
A high school diploma or GED is required along with one year of coding experience or 6 months of coding experience with an accompanying certificate from an accredited facility/institution.

For Medical Coder II:
A high school diploma or GED is required along with AHIMA or AAPC certification and some prior coding experience.

Knowledge/Skills/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.
  • Resolves 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

Coder I Base: $16 an hour up to commensurate with experience
Coder II Base: $18 an hour up to commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

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?

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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