Medical Coding Specialist

Pueblo Community Health Center Pueblo, CO
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February 5, 2023
Pueblo Community Health Center
Pueblo, CO
OTHER

Medical Coding Specialist:Starting Pay Range: $20.10- $22.46anhour

Pueblo Community Health Center offers a flexible benefits program to full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week.

Benefit opportunities presently available to employees are listed below:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Cafeteria 125 Flexible Spending Account

In addition to the benefits available for purchase through the Cafeteria 125 plan, Pueblo Community Health Center offers supplemental insurances and generous paid time off benefits including holidays and personal time off (PTO). The organization also contributes to the employee’s tax-sheltered annuity plan after one year of service.

All Pueblo Community Health Center employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.), the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. § 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

Job Summary:

Provides documentation review, coding, and data abstracting of medical/behavioral health service documentation to ensure that Pueblo Community Health Center receives appropriate reimbursement and conforms to applicable guidelines and regulations. Accurate and timely coding, abstracting of clinical information which is used for reimbursement purposes, quality improvement efforts and reporting for internal and external purposes. Serves as a technical coding expert. The role is responsible for ICD-10, CPT and HCPC coding of all clinical and hospital service in a timely filing manner with a 95% accuracy rate. The right person for this job will be extremely detail oriented and accurate. You must have the ability to work independently and communicate effectively with your team.

Reports to:

Medical Coding Supervisor

Supervision Exercised:

None

Education/Experience/License/Certification:

  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • AAPC or AHIMA certification preferred
  • One year experience with outpatient or inpatient coding using ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS for Medicare, Medicaid and third-party billing required, two years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of electronic medical record systems preferred.

Required Travel:

Infrequent travel may include limited local travel.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. A working knowledge of OBGYN, podiatry, inpatient, family practice and behavioral health

2. A working knowledge of Local Coverage Determinations, National Coverage Determinations and NCCI guidelines for coding accuracy helpful.

3. Demonstrated ability to understand the clinical content of a health record.

4. Must be able to work with a variety of healthcare professionals at all levels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Ensure the function and activities of this department to embrace the philosophy, mission, values, and Communicate with Heart service model supported by the Board of Directors of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.

2. Adhere to the guidelines and procedures of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.

3. Investigates, reviews, and provides clinical and/or coding expertise in the application of medical, behavioral health and reimbursement policies.

4. Communicates with clinical staff to resolve coding issues in a timely manner.

5. Communicates with clinical staff to resolve encounters with no coding attached to ensure timely filing of claims.

6. Corrects and resubmits claims based on review of the medical record.

7. Provides support to clinical staff by answering coding questions and assisting providers in the selection of codes for complex cases and issues.

8. Works with Patient Accounts staff to resolve coding related denials

9. Research problems and answers questions pertaining to coding.

10. Maintains current knowledge of coding conventions, guidelines, updates, and regulations governing government and third-party billing

11. Communicates with the Medical Coding Supervisor to provide feedback regarding documentation issues or reoccurring errors.

12. Must meet and maintain departmental quality and production standards

13. Must maintain all certifications required by this position

14. Participates as needed in testing and training of new or existing systems

15. Perform other related duties as assigned


The above duties are not all inclusive and are not intended to limit or define the duties that may be assigned.

Company's website:

  • www.pueblochc.org

Closing Date:Open until filled


Pueblo Community Health Center is a tobacco-free workplace. EOE


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