Medical Coder / UM St. Joseph @ Towson, MD

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Job ID: 58294
Area of Interest: Clerical
Location: Towson, MD US
Hours of Work: 8-4pm
Job Facility: UM St. Joseph Medical Center
Employment Type: Not Indicated
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

The UM St. Joseph Medical Group is a growing network of physicians who are affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center. The group includes primary care physicians (internists, family practitioners, OB/GYNs), specialists and surgeons with offices in communities throughout the Greater Baltimore region.

Many of the area’s most respected primary care and specialty practices have joined to take advantage of the remarkable resources, expertise and convenience of St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The renowned physicians and specialists. The recognized centers of excellence in cancer, cardiac care, women and children, and orthopedics. The world-class care with community-based caring.

The Medical Coder is responsible for properly coding documentation for appropriate reimbursement. Sequences codes with an eye towards compliance and optimal reimbursement.

***Certified Professional Coder (CPC), (CPC-A) or Certified Coding Specialists (CCS) and ICD-10 certification IS REQUIRED***

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

VERIFY AND ASSIGNS CODES TO DIAGNOSES AND PROCEDURES ACCORDING TO ICD-10 CM, CPT AND INTERNAL CODING GUIDELINES WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF ACCURACY: 


1.  Contacts physicians and other healthcare providers to clarify diagnoses and procedures. Sequence codes accurately for optimal reimbursement.  

2.  Provides education to physicians and ancillary staff on appropriate documentation needs for coding.

EDUCATION AND INSERVICES:  

1.  Participates in coding in-services and other programs to ensure skills are fresh and up-to-date.

ENSURES QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORK IN ORDER TO MEET PRODUCTIVITY STANDARDS:

1.  Ensures accurate interpretation of medical records to complete daily medical coding for primary care charges and specialist charges are accurate and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2.  Works with collaboratively AR (Accounts Receivable) to resolve coding denials.

Employee Benefits

As a UM St. Joseph Medical Group employee, and a part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), you may be eligible for some company benefits. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between UM St. Joseph Medical Group and employees.



What You Need to Be Successful:

High School Diploma or GED is required. Associates degree is preferred.

Certification / Licensure / Registration:

1.  Certified Professional Coder (CPC) (CPC-A) or Certified Coding Specialists (CCS)(required)

2.  ICD-10 certification (required)

Experience and Skills

2-4 years of Medical Coding experience (required)

2-4 years working knowledge of medical terminology, basic coding skills including familiarity with ICD-10 and CPT coding (required)

1 year Epic experience (preferred)

Required Skills:

Basic computer skills, excellent organization skills, demonstrated high degree of coding accuracy, excellent data entry skills


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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