Emergency Department Medical Coder

Emergency Department Medical Coder

  • Job Category: Coder
  • Requisition Number: REMOT001214
  • Full-Time
  • Virtual, USA

Company Description:

Headquartered in Cary, NC, a suburb of Raleigh, Aquity Solutions employs more than 7,000 clinical documentation production staff throughout the U.S., India, Canada, and Australia. With over 40 years of experience and recognized by both KLAS and Black Book as the top outsourced transcription service vendor, Aquity Solutions is focused on delivering superior business results. AAity Solutions provides healthcare professionals with key services including: Medical Scribing, Interim HIM Services, Medical Coding and Medical Transcription.

Position Summary:

As an experienced Aquity coder you will be responsible for providing coding and abstracting services for clients on emergency room facility accounts. You will use established coding principles and your knowledge and experience to assign diagnostic and procedural codes after a thorough review of the medical record to obtain the appropriate emergency room codes for procedures and injections and infusions. You will be located on a remote basis at a home office.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews medical records to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures relative to the patient’s health care encounter.
  • Assigns Evaluation & Management (E/M) level for emergency room encounters- facility and professional
  • Assigns principal and secondary CPT codes and associated charges for procedures and injections/infusions performed in the emergency room
  • Assign appropriate modifiers to CPT codes based on hospital, payer, or state guidelines
  • Abstracts appropriate information from the medical record based on the guidelines provided by the client and after a thorough review of the medical record.
  • Solicits clarification from the physician regarding ambiguous or conflicting documentation in the medical record using guidelines provided by the client.
  • Participates in Coding Roundtables through presentation of materials, articles and current issues related to coding and Health Information Management.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the information contained in the Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
  • Maintains effective and professional communication skills.
  • Contributes to a positive company image by exhibiting professionalism, adaptability and mutual respect.

Requirements:

  • CCS, CPC, RHIA or RHIT
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • University Hospital Coding preferred, not required
  • Must have a minimum 1 year of related acute care coding experience
  • Understands medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology and disease processes.
  • Extensive knowledge CPT/HCPCS coding principles and guidelines, reimbursement systems, federal, state and payer-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding and billing.
  • Passing score on ED test and injection/infusion coding proficiency test required.

Why Work for Aquity:

We offer competitive benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Three weeks of paid time off (120 hours) annually
  • Seven paid holidays annually
  • Job related education reimbursement, CEU and credentials
  • Opportunities to move into mentoring/QA positions

Compensation and Benefits: The pay range for this position is $26.00 – $27.00 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to current market conditions, location, education, work experience, certifications, etc. Aquity Solutions offers a competitive benefits package including healthcare, 401k, and paid time off (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements for full-time employees). Aquity Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Qualifications

Required

1 year: Experience coding injections/infusions and hospital leveling

1 year: Experience assigning a diagnosis and facility evaluation and management level?

1 year: Assign CPT codes to procedures ·

1 year: Able to assign ICD 10 CM diagnosis codes

1 year: ED Coding Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)