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Ancillary Coder HCS

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Salary: 23.25-34.87 USD

Facility: Administrative Regional Training Cntr

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: Catholic Health Emmaus

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days

Hours: M-F, 8am- 4:30pm hybrid remote option after successful completion of 90 day probationary period in office

Summary:

Working within the context of an interdisciplinary team setting, assigns ICD-10-CM diagnostic and CPT procedure codes as appropriate for ancillary services, including but not limited to Primary Care, Radiology, Laboratory medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Gerontology, Physical and Occupational Therapy for the purpose of accurate reimbursement, research and compliance with all applicable regulations. Diagnoses and procedures are coded through review of the ancillary services report, utilizing International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) classifications.

Responsibilities:

Educational Requirements

  • A graduate of a Certified Health Information Technology or Certified Medical Coder, with certification by the American Health Information Management Association or the American Academy of Professional Coders (CCS, CCS-P, CPC or COC)
  • Candidates are required to take and successfully pass a CHS coding test
  • Certification as an RHIA or RHIT is desirable but not required
  • An RHIA or RHIT eligible candidate would be considered if enrolled in a HIT or HIM program and has completed coding, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology
  • Successful certification within one (1) year of date of hire (AHIMA or AAPC)

Experience Requirements

  • Experience with electronic health records (HER) or practice management systems preferred
  • Maintains credentials by meeting AHIMA/ AAPC continuing education requirements
  • Previous outpatient coding or physician office coding experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Ability

  • Thorough knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Must possess good communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and to work productively with all levels of personnel including Clinicians and staff

Patient and Client focused

  • Accountable and results oriented

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Individual works in a hybrid office setting utilizing medical records, computers, electronic encoders, and reference books to assign appropriate codes for accurate reimbursement. NYS Driver's license and transportation is required for occasional travel.
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