Team Lead Coder
This health system is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. It has 29 hospital locations including 19 acute-care hospital locations, five short-stay hospitals, two behavioral health hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and one transitional care hospital, all owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,900 licensed beds, employs more than 24,000 people, and counts more than 6,000 physicians* with active staff privileges at its hospitals.
Top reasons to love this job – 1. 2017 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” 2. 2016 and 2017 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" 3. #7 in The Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” in 2016 Top "must-have" skills for this job – 1. Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree preferred 2. Required - 5 years coding experience 3. American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC): Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) and specialty certification related to department specialty, e.g., General Surgery - CGSC®, Orthopedic Surgery - COSC®, Cardiology - CCC®, etc. or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P) and Specialty coding certification through AAPC in department-related specialty, e.g., General Surgery - CGSC®, Orthopedic Surgery - COSC®, Cardiology - CCC®, etc. Tell me about this job – Full Time- 1st Shift Lead Coder supports the Manager Billing/Coding in daily coding activities including productivity monitoring, coding edit/charge review, failed claims/follow-up resolution, training, education, and research. Lead Coder ensures assignment of diagnostic and procedure coding is carried out in compliance with applicable Medicare, Medicaid, and third party payer guidelines to ensure receipt of accurate reimbursement, while adhering to internal coding policies and expectations set forth by department management. Accurately abstracts information from the medical records and assigns ICD 9/10-CM, PRT-4 and HCPCS Level ll codes in compliance with established guidelines.