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Methodist Hospital

Coder Certified - Laboratory

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only 
Category: HIMS and Health Informatics • Job ID: 193206

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 Methodist Hospital

Certified Coder - Laboratory

Histology Lab

Full Time- Non-Exempt

Day shift

 

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Laboratory Department. Submit your application today!

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking a Certified Coder to join our team who is responsible for Reviews and codes designated Histology and Pathology notes for one or multiple practices. Resolves complex coding scenarios. Provides feedback and documentation advice to the pathologist(s) and practice management. Works with AR to resolve coding related denials.

In this role, the Certified Coder will:

  • Receives and reviews charge documents from the clinic and/or hospital.
  • Ensures charge information provided is correct and accurate.
  • Abstracts CPT-4, HCPCS II and ICD-9-CM from medical records
  • Keeps supervisor apprised of matters regarding charge entry.
  • Charge entry into billing system in a timely manner.
  • Works in conjunction with A/R team on follow up and resolution of coding related denials and rejections
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of coding guidelines and relevant federal regulations through the use of current CPT-4, HCPCS II, and ICD-9/ICDD-10 materials, the Methodist Healthcare System Job Description Job Title: CODER FLSA: 2 Federal Register, and other pertinent materials.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through in-service meetings, educational programs, conferences, etc.
  • Tracks denial patterns to address systemic issues
  • Available to assist and direct the practice or other appropriate staff regarding documentation, billing, coding, and reimbursement issues.
  • Performs related work and projects as required.
  • Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Meets designated productivity and accuracy rate of 95%.
  • Knowledge of eCW billing system and/or other related billing system.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology. 17.Knowledge of medical coding including CPT-4, HCPCS II and ICD-10-CM.



Education:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology is preferred

Experience:

  • One year of coding and billing experience in a healthcare environment
  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Preferred: Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

Required: Certification -- One of the following certifications is a MUST have, Governing Body full name AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) or AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)

  • CertifiedCoding Specialist(CCS) AHIMA
  • CertifiedCodingSpecialist –Physician (CCS-P) AHIMA
  • Registered Health InformationTechnician–RHIT AHIMA
  • Registered Health Information Administrator – RHIA AHIMA
  • CertifiedProfessional Coder- (CPC®) AAPC
  • Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H®) AAPC

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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