Nashville, TN – 100% Remote Work
E&M CHARGER – VIRTUAL
The E&M Charger reviews and evaluates hospital outpatient medical record documentation to assign, sequence, edit and/or validate the appropriate ICD-10-CM and HCPCS/CPT codes.
The charger performs coding and/or code validation across multiple entities and applies all appropriate coding guidelines and criteria for code selections.
The charger adheres to Company and HSC Coding Compliance policies and procedures for the assignment of complete, accurate, timely, and consistent codes for diagnoses and procedures.
Duties (included but not limited to
Using ICD-10-CM and/or HCPCS/CPT, assigns, validates, and/or edits codes for the following patient types:
Emergency room (ED),
Recurring (RCR) excluding Wound Care and Cardiac Cath, and
Clinical (CLI) records
Provider Office Visit (POV)
Assigns, validates, and/or edits the ED E/M levels, and enters and/or validates charges for ED, OB ED and/or observation (OBV) infusions and/or injections
Assigns, validates, and/or edits procedure categories and modifiers
Maintains or exceeds established productivity standards
Maintains or exceeds established accuracy standards
Reviews all official data quality standards, coding guidelines, Company policies and procedures, and clinical/medical resources to assure coding knowledge and skills remain current
Meets all educational requirements as stated in current Company and HSC policies
Utilizes the complete medical record documentation in code assignment, validation, and/or editing of codes
Follows all applicable coding guidance in assigning, sequencing, validation, and/or editing of codes
Initiates, validates, and/or edits physician queries in compliance with Company and HSC policy when appropriate
As needed, may periodically be asked to perform Coding Account Resolution Specialist I (CARS I) duties
Practices and adheres to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Coding Technical skills- ICD-10-CM, HCPCS/CPT-4, and APCs.
Where applicable, demonstrates proficiency in ACEP E/M level assignment, and the application of injection and infusion hierarchy.
Organization establishing courses of action to ensure that work is completed efficiently; proactively prioritizes assignments and keen ability to multi-task.
Communication – communicates clearly and concisely.
Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.
Policies & Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems.
PC skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required.
Analytical skills effective evaluation, synthesis and use of information gathered.
Quality Orientation accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Work Independently is self-supporting; not needing to rely on others to complete a job.
High School graduate or GED equivalent required.
Undergraduate (Associate or Bachelor’s) degree in HIM/HIT preferred.
1-year acute care outpatient coding experience required with 3 years’ healthcare experience strongly preferred.
RHIT, RHIA or CCS preferred.
Medical & Health , Medical Coding