Certified Physician Coder

JOB SUMMARY

The Certified Physician Coder is responsible for performing coding activities for clinical services performed in an office and/or hospital setting, attending in-service training as well as off-site coursework to remain knowledgeable about coding topics and issues, and maintaining certification through an approved coding certification body such as AAPC or AHIMA.

MAJOR AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Coding

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use, protect, and disclose patient protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance

  • Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards

  • Exhibit professional behavior and communication skills representative of VBRCM's commitment to superior customer service

  • Perform coding activities pursuant to AAPC and or AHIMA guidelines while using clinical documentation as the source of truth

  • Assist other personnel/physicians with coding related questions, Medicare fees and coverage issues

  • Meet department productivity and quality standards

  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated coding (ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS) expertise

  • Computer literacy of medical information systems, records management software, encoders

  • Understanding of third-party reimbursement rules and regulations

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Ability and desire to work in a remote environment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Working experience and familiarity with Medical Terminology or previous experience in any related medical field essential

  • Must have both CPT and ICD-10 coding background

  • AAPC or AHIMA certified

JOB LOCATION

Remote

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times