Surgical Coder

Recruiter
OSG
Location
Fairfield
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 01, 2016
Closes
Oct 22, 2016
Industry
Accounting
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

Surgical Coder

General Description

Responsibilities include primary procedural coding for the large Orthopaedic practice. Maintains and expands knowledge of coding and sequencing guidelines to ensure that all healthcare information is accurately assigned the appropriate IDC-9-CM and CPT codes according to coding and reimbursement guidelines.

Responsibilities:

Manages orthopedic/surgical accounts, ensuring that all phases of the medical billing process are completed in a timely manner according to Company standards.
Stays current on all orthopedic coding guidelines and maintains professional licensure and credentials as necessary.
Handles confidential information regarding patient records with knowledge of release of information policies.
Contacts physicians as needed to clarify documentation to ensure coding and billing accuracy.
Assist Surgical Coordinators on coding practices and conventions in order to provide detailed coding information.
Participate in the development of coding policies and procedures as identified.
Coordinate, assist and mentor the work of designated coding employees to ensure quality and quantity of work performed through regular audits.

Qualifications:

Two years in Orthopedics, or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Computer skills: Microsoft Outlook; General Use of Internet Explorer; Electronic Medical Records
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and surgical techniques a plus.
GE Groupcast experience a plus
Communication skills are essential as this position interacts on a daily basis with all practice providers, and other essential staff members regarding coding related issues

OSG offers a pleasant professional work environment, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits, including generous paid time off.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.