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Medical Coder - Cardiovascular Services

Company: Ascension
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

We Are Hiring

Medical Coder - St Vincent's Cardiovascular Services
--- Full Time Days
Why Join Ascension: In Alabama, St. Vincent's Health System operates five hospitals (St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's Blount, St. Vincent's Chilton, St. Vincent's East, and St. Vincent's St. Clair) in addition to several other healthcare facilities. St. Vincent's Health System employs more than 4,800 associates and has been serving Birmingham for more than 118 years.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.What you will do:As a Medical Coder with St. Vincent's Health System-AL, you will have the opportunity to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural code to patient health records for purposes of document retrieval, analysis and claim processing. Responsibilities:
--- Abstracts pertinent information from patient records. Assigns the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, creating Ambulatory Patient Classification (APC) or Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) assignments.
--- Obtains acceptable productivity/quality rates as defined per coding policy.
--- Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
--- Maintains knowledge of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.
--- Conducts chart audits for physician documentation requirements & internal coding; provides associate/physician & education as appropriate.
--- Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
--- Keeps abreast of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.
What you will need:Licenses/Certifications/Registration:Preferred Credential(s):
--- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
--- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentialed from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
--- Reg Health Info Admnstr credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
--- Reg Health Info Tech credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Education:
--- High school diploma or GED required
Work Experience:
--- Primary care coding experience preferred
--- 3-5 years' experience with medical coding strongly preferred
--- Cardiology Office experience preferred
As an equal opportunity employer, St. Vincent's and all its ministries comply with all applicable employment laws and regulations. In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at St. Vincent's and all its ministries based on merit, qualifications and abilities.Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.St. Vincent's participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-verify link below for more information. E-Verify (link to E-verify site)

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