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Senior Clinical Coder

Think Whole Person Healthcare Omaha, NE

Job Description

Senior Clinical Coder
Reports to: Billing Manager

Be a part of a new healthcare system that changes the way we think about our patients and healthcare.

We are in search of a Coder to serve as a vital team of our coding team. We purposely seek out talented, passionate professionals who love to serve and have a mission that aligns with high quality consistent performance.

Are you highly organized and detail-oriented?
Do you enjoy being productive and accomplishing tasks?
Are you effective at resolving issues?

Our ideal candidate will be strong individual performer, as well as someone who enjoys collaborating with others to get thing done. They will build strong relationships to work effectively with their team, as well as to cultivate trusting relationship with medical professionals through the organization. They will utilize common sense reasoning, be effective problem solvers, and desire continued learning in their role. Strong attention to detail, effective documentation, and a high degree of accuracy are also keys to success in this role.

We offer:
Competitive salary
Flexible work schedule
Attractive benefits
Role Summary:
This individual will be responsible for performing and/or overseeing the accurate and timely completion of patient record coding. This person will serve as the educator, expert, liaison, and resource for all coding matters. This individual will investigate and resolve coding related issues and leads the process improvement efforts to minimize inefficiencies and enhance our patient care experience.

Key Responsibilities:
Performs coding activities to assure accurate completion of coding for all patient records; including reviewing for each charge submission for accuracy, adding appropriate modifiers, scrub claims, technology scrub, prepare for insurance, and close the clean batches.
Analyzes medical records for completeness of documentation with direct communication to providers for clarifications on any incomplete or conflicting documentation.
Keeps current on all coding related regulations, standards, guidelines, industry trends and Medicare announcements. Serves as a coding expert and resource for all payers.
Assists in providing coding compliance activities by conducting random audits on medical charts.
Educates physicians, clinicians, and other healthcare staff on changes to coding standards and regulations and advocates proper documentation practices.
Interacts and follows up with healthcare providers and staff on all communications related to coding, e.g. changes to policies, changes to codes
Investigates and problem solves all contractual obligation (CO) denials received from the billing staff on charges they have reviewed and coded. Informs billing staff of the corrective actions needed to reprocess the denied claims. Corrective action will be taken based on documentation.
Works directly with the physicians to correct documentation deficiencies.
Investigates all patient requests relating to billing and coding of patient visit and subsequent bill received.
Works with nursing and laboratory personnel to resolve patient complaints regarding outside lab bills.

Skill, Knowledge, and Experience:
Proficient in medical terminology
Certified Procedure Coder (CPC) required
3-5 years of coding experience required, primary care experience preferred
Allscripts experience preferred
Coding auditing experience helpful but not required
Involvement in local AAPC ideal, national AAPC required
Strong computer skills
Strong interpersonal skills

Think is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 00260
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Zipcode 68102