Remote Outpatient Coder 🔥
URGENTLY SEEKING: Full Time Outpatient Coders!
You must complete and pass AQuity's Outpatient Coding Assessment.
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. Aquity Solutions provides healthcare professionals with key services including: Medical Scribing, Interim HIM Services, Medical Coding and Medical Transcription.
As an experienced Aquity coder you will be responsible for providing coding and abstracting services for clients outpatient records such as same day surgery, emergency room or ancillary records using ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding systems. You will use established coding principles, software and your knowledge and experience to assign diagnostic and procedural codes after a thorough review of the medical record. As a coding leader, you will participate in industry forums as well as support coding education within the team. You may also have occasional QA responsibilities as production requirements allow. You will be located on a remote basis at a home office.
- Reviews medical records to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures relative to the patient's health care encounter.
- Selects the principal diagnosis and principal procedure, along with other diagnoses and procedures using UHDDS definition.
- Ensures appropriate DRG assignment.
- 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.
- May act as a mentor to training coders and/or new hires by providing education and training.
- 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.
- Assists in working the QA queue for their assigned client when requested.
- CCS, CPC, RHIA or RHIT required.
- Understanding of CMS' NCCI PTP in order to resolve NCCI edits
- Understanding of LCD/NCD policies in order to resolve non-covered edits
- Some understanding of laboratory CPT codes
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of related coding experience; 5-7 years preferred. -Understands medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology and disease processes.
- Extensive knowledge of ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding principles and guidelines, reimbursement systems, federal, state and payor-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding and billing.
- Must pass coding proficiency test.
- Competitive salary
- Three weeks of paid time off (120 hours) annually
- Seven paid holidays annually
- Job related education reimbursement, CEU and credentials
- Opportunity to work remotely and can work flexible hours contingent on clients needs.
Aquity is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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