Medical Coder

The Ambulatory Surgery Division operates over 100 ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) perform surgeries that do not require hospital admission. They provide cost-effective services and a convenient environment. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include eye, ear, nose and throat (ENT), general surgery, gynecologic, plastic surgery, podiatry and orthopedics. We manage a collection of highly motivated and innovative leaders who are committed to excellence in every aspect of their career. Welcome to our Team!

  • Codes outpatient surgery center(s) records in a timely manner, including the assignment of ICD-9-CM, E/M, Procedure Categories, modifiers (when applicable), and HCPCS/CPT procedure codes.
  • Resolves/clarifies codes and diagnosis with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by appropriately utilizing the query tool to get additional information from the Medical Staff as necessary.
  • Ensures that 3M encoder updates are processed timely/upon receipt to ensure use of the most current coding information.
  • Codes billing supplies and implants; furnishes completed coding information as necessary to bill cases.
  • Assists business office management with any special projects related to coding issues or questions that may include medical records audits and other coding/HIM support, as appropriate.
  • Collects data and prepares reports of findings.
  • Assists with preparation for AAAHC and/or State reviews.
  • Shares knowledge of the reporting and the disposition of medical records (statistical reports).
  • Guides others to follow the state standards related to the release of information from medical records and assists with determining the appropriate release of medical information.
  • Initiates physician queries in compliance with ASD guidelines/policies where appropriate.
  • Reviews all official data quality standards, coding guidelines, company policies and procedures, and clinical/medical resources to assure coding knowledge and skills remain current.
  • Utilizes the complete medical record's documentation in code assignment.

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) college degree preferred.
  • Completed coursework in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Coding (including ICD-9 and CPT) preferred.
  • Coding certification from AAPC, AHEMA preferred.
  • BLS may be required as per facility standard.
  • Minimum (1) years' experience in outpatient coding and/or Health Information Management required.
  • Minimum (1) year of experience in a medical office setting highly preferred. (i.e. ambulatory surgery center, hospital, doctors office).

  • This position will sit in the Blue Ridge Surgery Center. There is not an opportunity to be remote.

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