This position assigns appropriate billing codes for an acute care, periop, or outpatient unit(s), clinic(s) or medical office(s). Evaluates medical records, provider notes and dictation to determine appropriate procedure codes to assign to patient records and bills. Uses coding software and the company's Charge Description Master (CDM) to create billings and charges for insurers, government agencies and other payors. Researches coding for non-standard procedures and assigns codes in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines and company standards.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Reviews patient records, dictated report(s), physician/provider notes. Uses a standard listing of procedures/charge codes and/or an automated system with the company's programmed Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for all commonly used Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs).
Researches and assigns codes for non-standard procedures, supplies, equipment or materials.
Researches missing and incompatible records information supplied by medical staff, transcriptionists, suppliers and others. Assures that all appropriate items, procedures and services are recorded and appropriately billed. Acquires medical record completion as required by national coding standards.
Audits daily error reports in the coding/billing system and makes corrections. Matches, corrects and codes charges that do not drop to billing.
Identifies opportunities for improvement in clinical documentation. Provides guidance and education for staff in billing procedures and electronic medical records usage procedures for coding and billing requirements. Maintains a current knowledge of procedural terminology requirements and provides staff with updated information on reimbursement charges and documentation requirements. As assigned, develops and provides education for physicians and staff.
Works with company finance and Charge Description Master (CDM) teams to develop and maintain coding and billing database information and with other point of service charging/coding staff to maintain consistency in practice.
Works as a member of the unit, practice or clinic team to provide services and achieve goals. As assigned, may manage supply chain functions, scheduling, provide patient services or administrative support.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Requires a level of knowledge normally gained over two or more years of related work in the same type of clinical, medical office or acute care unit. Must be knowledgeable of medical terminology and current regulatory agency requirements for coding and charging for the assigned clinical area, and have a good understanding of reimbursement methodologies. Some assignments may require advanced training in CPT/ICD coding standards and the continued ability to pass tests on coding requirements. Requires strong abilities in reading, interpreting and communicating, as well as effective interpersonal skills, organizational skills and team working abilities.
Must be able to work effectively with common office software, coding and billing software, and the electronic medical records system.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding experience in a similar setting and Certified Coding Specialist
(CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentials preferred for some assignments.
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