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Medical Coder Job
Job Number: LCS18265
Job Title: Medical Coder
Department: Medical Practices Billing - 0014656
Facility: Corporate Headquarters
Location: Providence, RI
High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of formal education in medical coding. Certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or other association required.
One year medical billing experience in a hospital, medical office, or billing company, or the equivalent. Coding experience preferred. Training in anatomy, physiology and disease processes preferred. Ability to analyze patient record and to recognize and analyze clinical documentation pertinent for coding. Writing skills sufficient to prepare physician queries. Computer skills to research internet websites to clarify diseases or procedures and to access payer policies. Ability to use computer applications, including Excel, Word, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Outlook and third party payer websites. Previous Epic experience a plus.
The Coding Specialist reports to the Manager of Physician Coding. Ensures that appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes (CPT-4, ICD-9/10, HCPCS) are submitted for professional charges resulting in accurate claims processing, data retrieval, and analysis.