A Passion for Making Lives Better
Medical Coding Specialist I, Coding, Rockford, Days, 80 hrs/2wks
Location: Javon Bea Hospital – Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL
Hybrid and flexible work schedule opportunities available after probationary period
Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:
Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with appropriate medical staff and other coders when performing coding functions.
Performs standard clinic coding and some charge entry.
Work with Business Office staff in developing efficient coding processes by reviewing incoming EOB’s or denials.
Maintain a working knowledge of common coding and documentation practices and requirements to the physician clinic practices.
Corrects any problems with encounter forms before charges are submitted.
Respond to customer concerns through coding reviews requested by other departments.
Liaison to the clinics for coding issues and concerns.
Research and process missing physician charges.
Keep updated on applicable regulations, laws and procedures.
Education and Experience
High School graduate or equivalent
One to two years coding experience in a medical practice setting, billing office, consulting firm or other related organizations.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or other equivalent coding certification preferred
Special Physical Demand
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard and telephone. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; Prolonged sitting. handle, finger, feel, reach, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Medium work exerting 10 to 25 lbs of force or lifting occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include frequent close vision and ability to adjust focus and occasional distance vision. Manual dexterity needed to operate telephone and keyboard.
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