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Job Req ID:  10996

Coding Specialist

Classified Title: Coding Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/OE 
Starting Salary Range: $16.91-$23.25
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 40 hrs 
Exempt Status: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003404-SOM Ane Production Unit Billing 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Responsible for diagnosis and CPT coding within the various department billing offices.  Will review or code charges for diagnosis and CPT for entry into the JHM and JHU/ PBS billing applications. This can be accomplished through an interface or manual charge entry for services performed at JHM practice sites.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Gathers and verifies all information required to produce a clean claim including special billing procedures that may be defined by a payer or contract.
  • Bundle appropriately for CPT and payer guidelines.
  • Verify location of codes for appropriateness.
  • Verify provider type i.e., level 1, 2, etc according to visit and procedure.
  • Responsible for maintaining a system of billing accuracy through encounter verification i.e., clinic schedules, encounter information in EPIC, I/P consults and medical records.
  • Follows payer guidelines.
  • Follows limiting coverage guidelines for diagnosis coding by using LCD/NCD/payer policy information and assigns appropriate modifiers based on departmental policy
  • Carries coding out to fourth or fifth digit as appropriate.
  • Follows ICD-10 codes to ensure diagnosis codes are appropriate for each specialty.
  • Review and resolve EPIC Charge Review edits daily.
  • May obtain correct NPI number and all needed information for Referring Doc Dictionary.
  • May act as a back up to Charge Entry when needed.
  • Pro Fee Tracking Database- May fill out missing information form and forward to the appropriate contact person.
  • Exercises independent judgment in daily activities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses or demonstrated appropriate knowledge.
  • CPC Certification

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience coding Anesthesia preferred, but not required.
  • Epic experience.
  • Understanding of third party payer issues

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations in the dissemination of patient Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Working knowledge of JHU/ Epic Billing Applications.
  • Utilize online resources to facilitate efficient claims processing.
  • Capable of advance problem solving in medical billing and coding

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Able to operate basic office equipment, e.g. photo copier, fax machine, scanner, PC, telephone, etc

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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