The Medical Coder should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Interpreting a patient’s medical charts and assigning the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes.
After the code is determined, keying it into the computer system. These systems allow the data to be organized and easily accessible for patient history, services provided and for insurance and billing purposes.
Assign and identify the information by using the accurate ICD-9-CM and CPT codes, which are diagnostic coding programs.
Responsible in making sure the assigned codes meet all federal, legal and insurance regulations so service payments are obtained in a timely fashion.
Verifying signatures and data
Reviews the claims to make sure they’re correct, prior to submitting for reimbursement.
Resubmits it and contact the provider to ensure the correct code was used, in the event a claim is denied. Essential Functions:
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence
Sitting for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to obtain and file medical records.
Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
Ability to work in a stressful environment
Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities’ needs and patient needs are met.
To comply with all client facilities’ policies, procedures and practices
To comply with all policies and to uphold our standards of excellence while on assignment at our