Lead Medical Coder

Anchorage, AK 99504

Posted: 05/22/2019 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 35441

Lead Medical Coder

Lead Medical Coder to support our medical coding efforts. This role will review clinical documentation and assign medical codes for inpatient facility and/or professional services; however, Medical Coder III personnel may be tasked to assign medical codes for facility and/or professional services for ambulatory surgery, observation, emergency department, or outpatient clinic services.

Required: A minimum of one of the following: a) An associate’ s degree in Health Information Management; b) A university certificate in medical coding; c) At least 30 semester hours’ university/college credit that includes relevant coursework

A minimum of 5 years of medical coding and/or auditing experience in 2 or more medical, surgical and ancillary specialties within the past 10 years.

Required experience must include Medical Severity - Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG) assignment.

A minimum of one (1) year of performance in the specialty is required to be qualifying. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.)

• Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor
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