May 17, 2024

Cardiology and Vascular Coder

  • Everest A/R Management Group, Inc
  • Remote
  • $20.00 - $40.00 hourly
Full Time (CIC) Certified Inpatient Coder (CCC) Certified Cardiology Coder (CCVTC) Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Coder (CIRCC) Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder

Job Description

Job Description:  Seeking Cardiology and Vascular Coder to abstract clinical information from health records and assign accurate and complete CPT and ICD10 codes in accordance with current federal and state mandates.

Key Responsibilities:

·           Abstracts relevant clinical information from the patient health records

·           Identifies all appropriate diagnoses based on Coding Guidelines

·           Identifies procedures based on Interventional Radiology Coding Guidelines.

·           Assigns CPT procedure codes for all types of interventional radiology procedures.

·           Understands and adheres to all requirements related to coding compliance.

·           Performs coding in an efficient and productive manner utilizing good time management and professional work habits.

·           Complete quality and quantity audit as indicated in company policy

·           Maintains confidentiality and safeguards the privacy of protected health information (PHI).

·           Perform other job-related duties as may be assigned or required.

Education and Licenses:

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Completion of a formal coding program. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or other AHIMA or AAPC approved coding credential.

Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years’ coding work experience encompassing a working knowledge of the ICD and CPT coding systems; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; and health record content- preferred in Cardiology or Vascular Specialty to include Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Interventional Pain specialty experience preferred.

PC proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software

Excellent communication skills Uses analytical, judgement and decision-making skills in meeting the objectives of the position with an excellent eye for detail.

Skills and Responsibilities:

Comprehensive working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic and procedural coding and components of charge description master for charging functions.

 Must possess knowledge of third-party reimbursement regulations and billing practices.

Experience utilizing encoding/grouping software.

High ethical standards

Knowledge of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT/HCPCS, MS-DRG, APR-DRG and APC coding principles and guidelines.

Experience in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding and reimbursement training.

Knowledge of Prospective Payment System (PPS) methodology for outpatient, ambulatory and provider-based clinic encounters

Knowledge of professional coding including provider-based billing.

Knowledge of documentation regulations of CMS

Knowledge of privacy and security regulations, confidentiality, laws, access, and release of information practices

Ability to effectively collaborate with physicians and managerial staff at all levels.

Physical Work Environment:

Personal computer meeting the requirements of the position in a home-based environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Work Setting: Remote

Work Location: Remote

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

4-6 years

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only