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Coder I

Common Spirit

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted January 1, 2022.

OverviewCHI Saint Joseph Health strives to care for you the way you care for your patients. We understand you have personal responsibilities outside of your profession and also care about your well-being.With you in mind, we offer the following benefits to support your work/life balance:* Health/Dental/Vision Insurance* Direct Primary Plan (No copay, no deductible, and access to CHI Health provider 24/7)* Premium Access to our Family Care Program supporting your needs for childcare, pet care, and/or adult dependent care* Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family* Paid Time Off (PTO)* Tuition Assistance for career growth and development* Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs* Adoption Assistance* Wellness Programs* Flexible spending accountsResponsibilitiesExpectations:* Accurately abstracts information from the service documentation, assigns appropriate CPT, ICD-9/10, and HCPCS codes into the appropriate billing systems, ensuring compliance withestablished guidelines.* Communicates professionally with providers, practice management, and other stake holders either verbally or in writing.* Responsible for working encounters in the coding work queue or task lists in a timely manner.* Meets or exceeds organizational coding production and quality standards.* Understands and applies regulatory changes and stays current with coding updates, for example NCCI and MUE edits.* Identifies trends and educational opportunities to ensure proper coding, documentation, and accuracy of billing within areas of responsibility/specialty.* Reviews and resolves denials.* Participates in special projects and completes other duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation / Experience / Accreditation:* High school diploma or equivalent required.* Minimum of two years of physician coding experience required.* Previous Electronic Health Record experience preferred.License / Certification:* Coding Certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required.