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Sr. Surgical Physician Coder - Remote, Must be based in CA

Company: MemorialCare Health System
Location: Fountain Valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose Statement / Position Summary

Under the direction of the Coding Compliance Manager, the Senior Surgical Physician Coder will play a key role in reviewing and analyzing surgical billing and coding for processing. This role will be responsible for reviewing and accurately coding office, hospital, and surgical procedures for reimbursement as well as ensuring accurate and compliant medical coding for both inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic tests, and other medical services rendered to patients. In addition, the Senior Surgical Physician Coder will serve as the central point of contact for contract coders, onboard new coders, maintain the continuity of contract coding operations, and ensure the implementation of MemorialCare policies and procedures. The Senior Surgical Physician Coder will also work in conjunction with the Coding Compliance Manager on discovered coding irregularities and needed action items

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficient in Epic software
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to anticipate, research, and resolve problems/strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of the health care revenue cycle
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate information accurately and clearly
  • The ability to train and mentor off-site contract coders and serve as the central point of contact for both contracted coders and providers
  • The ability to build and maintain positive vendor relationships
  • The ability to coordinate multi-specialty contract coder activities
  • The ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
  • Provide excellent customer service and address a moderate amount of incoming email and phone calls
  • The ability to manage interpersonal relationships and effectively communicate with clinical partners and fellow business center teams
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong work ethic, honest, and dependable
  • Strong personal time management skills
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment
  • Professional demeanor at all times
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Maintain a safe and orderly work area
  • Be at work and be on time
  • Follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Prioritize and multitask

Experience

  • 5-years' experience working in a hospital or physician's office as a medical coder and interacting with physicians;
  • 2-years' experience as a surgical coder in one of the following specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery;
  • Expert knowledge of ICD10, CPT, and HCPCS;
  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology;
  • Epic software experience highly desired;
  • Proficient Microsoft skills

Education

  • High School diploma or GED required;
  • CPC, CCS or equivalent certification required;
  • Specialty coding certification highly desired

Keywords: MemorialCare Health System, Fountain Valley , Sr. Surgical Physician Coder - Remote, Must be based in CA, Other , Fountain Valley, California

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