Open Date: 01/17/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Three years of ICD-9-CM and/or CPT coding experience. Medical terminology. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology. A four-year or two-year degree majoring in Health Information, qualifying one to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) exam. Three years of experience may be waived for individuals with a four-year or two-year degree in Health Information.
Special Instructions to Applicant: * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Job Duties: The primary purpose of the Medical Coder is to read and interpret clinical documentation in the Department of Pediatrics. The Medical Coder duties include: 1) Reviewing and assigning the appropriate CPT, ICD-10 CM and HCPCS codes, as needed. 2) Reviewing and correcting any charge entry edits and/or coder review edits related to coding in the Pediatric work queues. 3) Reviewing insurance denials related to billed encounters. 4) Investigating and following up with clinical sections and Vidant Medical Records to identify and acquire reports or medical charts not immediately available at the time of daily rounds. 5) Facilitate in providing billing data when requested to assist in quality assurance studies, billing and reimbursement analysis, etc. 6) Responsible for staying current with coding and insurance industry regulations/guidelines to submit clean claims. 7) Provide ongoing feedback and education to residents and attending providers to promote compliant billing practices. CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or CCSP (Certified Coding Specialist - Physician) or applicable coding certification must be obtained within two years of hire and maintained throughout employment. CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE HUMAN RESOURCES ACT. The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.