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Physician Coder - HB Outpatient Surgery - Remote Permanent Opportunity

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Ochsner Clinic FoundationNew Orleans, LA
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  • We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.
  • We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.
  • At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.
  • Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!
  • This job is responsible for reviewing and accurately coding either most professional services, including evaluation and management, and Procedures or hospital outpatient surgeries/procedures and observation patients.
  • Remains in conformance with applicable Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer guidelines to ensure receipt of accurate reimbursement.
  • Education Required - High School diploma or equivalentPreferred - Completion of an accredited American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)/American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) coding program with certificationWork ExperienceRequired - 1 year of coding experienceCertificationsPreferred - Recognized Certification by the AHIMA or AAPCKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Excellent decision making, problem solving, analytical and quality management skills.
  • Job DutiesAccurately assigns ICD-10, CPT and/or HCPCS codes within established coding guidelines, rules and regulations.
  • Types of coding may include but not limited to; Professional surgical coding, including coding and reviewing of CPT procedure codes; Hospital coding in the outpatient departments and Observation units, including diagnosis and CPT procedure coding of procedures.
  • Ensures the data integrity of coded patient records by reviewing the medical documentation and validating that documentation is sufficient to support the assigned codes.
  • Acts as a resource by researching patient accounts in response to questions and/or errors.
  • Consistently complies with established department productivity and accuracy standards.
  • Communicates with providers for clarification or requests additional documentation as needed.
  • Works in collaboration with team members and other departments to meet departmental monthly goals which may include one or more of the following: DNFB, Pre-AR, Denials, and Claim Edits.
  • Verifies correct discharge disposition when appropriate based on medical documentation.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only.
  • They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills.
  • Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
  • Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
  • Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
  • Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
  • Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
  • NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
  • Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.
  • The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Are you ready to make a difference?
  • Individuals who reside in and will work from the state of Colorado are not eligible for remote work position.
  • Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users.
  • If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org.
  • This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
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