Medical Coder

Location: Administration
Job Code: 109
# of Openings: 2

Description

Medical Coder

University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF) is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  UEMF provides emergency department staffing for Rhode Island Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in this region; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island’s only children’s specialty hospital; The Miriam Hospital, a leading community teaching hospital and Newport Hospital, a community Magnet Hospital.  UEMF member physicians and providers treat over 250,000 patients per year at our four clinical sites, drawing patients from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  As a non-profit foundation, UEMF is committed to its mission and vision of academic and research support.  UEMF offers an excellent benefits package, including 85-90% employer-paid medical and dental, vision, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, paid time off, paid holidays and generous 401(k) retirement plan. 

UEMF is currently seeking a highly motivated and professional Medical Coder within our emergency medicine Medical Coding department.  Under the direction of the Coding Supervisor, the Medical Coder is responsible for timely and accurate abstraction, clarification, and computer input of medical providers’ services from medical records, utilizing the appropriate CPT-4 procedure codes and ICD-10 CM diagnosis codes.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assigns appropriate CPT-4 procedure codes for medical providers’ services.
  • Assigns accurate ICD-10 codes to support the patients’ need for the medical providers’ services.
  • Communicates with medical providers to obtain clarification on provider documentation.  Responsible for querying physicians to ensure all services performed are captured and billed appropriately.
  • Keeps current with the new and/or changing CPT-4 procedure codes and ICD-10 codes.
  • Maintains the set accuracy percentage with coding medical charts.
  • Responsible for meeting the predetermined chart quota per hour.
  • Responsible for checking medical charts for accuracy and completion, review missing chart lists, verifying signatures, and entering medical data in computer system/program.
  • Prepares information and documentation for medical chart and CMS audits.
  • Identifies trends and problems with medical documentation and recommends solutions.

The qualifications for the position are:

  • Must have Certified Professional Coder Certificate (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician based Certificate (CCS-P), Related Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or a related certificate with a minimum of 1-2 years of related medical coding experience.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Certification in ICD-10 CM and knowledge of CPT-4 coding and medical terminology is required. 
  • Experience in Evaluation and Management is strongly desired.
  • Excellent verbal communication is required.
  • Good computer/clerical skills are required.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality; HIPAA compliance is essential.
  • Must be a quick learner and able to work independently.

Successful candidate must submit to a background release form, demonstrate proof of being free from disqualifying information and must possess a driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle as some transportation may be required.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves and others.  UEMF is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to provide a workplace free from harassment.  For more information about UEMF, please visit our website at www.uemf.org.

 





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