Feb 02, 2024

Ancillary Physician Coder - CA Residents Only

  • AAPC Recruiting Services
  • Remote (California, USA)
  • $33.00 - $36.00 hourly
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder

Job Description

Position Details and Benefits: 
- Full-time position.
- Remote work option available.
- Comprehensive benefits package: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, FSA.
- Basic Term Life Insurance and accidental death insurance provided.
- 401(k) contributions.
- Codify provided by the client.
- Equipment supplied.

Position – OP Ancillary/Physician Coder: 
- Required: CPC or CCS certification.
- 3 years of experience in hospital or physician's office medical coding with physician interaction.
- Expert knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems.
- Desired experience with Epic software.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office skills.

Position Overview: 
As a valued team member guided by the Coding Compliance Manager, the OP Ancillary/Physician Coder plays a pivotal role in meticulously examining billing and coding for efficient charge processing. This position ensures accurate and compliant medical coding across a variety of services, including office, hospital, and surgical procedures, facilitating proper reimbursement in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Key Responsibilities: 
1. Demonstrate proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
2. Exhibit expertise in utilizing Epic software. - Required
3. Apply analytical skills to enhance coding processes.
4. Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
5. Possess a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare revenue cycle.
6. Communicate information accurately and clearly, emphasizing strong communication skills.
7. Deliver exceptional customer service.
8. Manage interpersonal relationships effectively, collaborating with clinical partners and fellow business center teams.
9. Exhibit attention to detail in all coding activities.
10. Uphold a strong work ethic characterized by honesty and dependability.
11. Embrace a collaborative team approach, adapting to the dynamic healthcare environment.
12. Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
13. Safeguard patient confidentiality.
14. Ensure a safe and orderly work area.
15. Demonstrate personal time management skills, including organization, prioritization, and multitasking.
16. Punctuality and consistent attendance.
17. Adherence to company policies, procedures, and directives.
18. Foster positive and constructive interactions.
19. Prioritize and multitask effectively.

Key Performance Outcomes: 
1. Achieve productivity standards set by management.
2. Attain quality standards in coding adherence and accuracy.
3. Analyze and interpret medical information to assign accurate ICD-10-CM, CPT, and/or HCPCS codes following established guidelines.
4. Collaborate in developing and implementing coding compliance programs, benchmark criteria, and clinical documentation improvement initiatives.
5. Address claim denials through established workflows and identify opportunities for billing/coding improvements.
6. Provide ongoing communication and education to maximize coding compliance and reimbursement for MCMF providers.
7. Work on Missing Charge Reports to identify and rectify missed billable charges for optimal reimbursement.
8. Take ownership of assigned projects and perform additional duties directed by management within the scope of knowledge and ability.

Experience: 
- 3 years of experience in hospital or physician's office medical coding with physician interaction.
- Expert knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems.
- Strong understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
- Desired experience with Epic software.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office skills.

Education: 
- High School diploma or GED required.
- CPC, CCS, or equivalent certification is a prerequisite.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

2-4 years

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only