Certified Medical Billing Coder
Position Reports To: Administration
LSA Status: Non-Exempt
A medical billing coder assigns the correct universal medical alphanumeric code to describe the type of service a patient will receive in a healthcare facility or hospital. A medical billing coder will help ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes removing the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers.
- Comply with all legal requirements regarding coding procedures and practices
- Conduct audits and coding reviews to ensure all documentation is accurate and precise
- Assign and sequence all codes for services rendered
- Collaborate with billing department to ensure all bills are satisfied in a timely manner
- Communicate with insurance companies about coding errors and disputes
- Submit statistical data for analysis and research by other departments
- Contact physicians and other health care professionals with questions about treatments or diagnostic tests given to patients with regard to coding procedures
- Performs other duties as assigned
- All patient information is confidential.
Medical billing and coding, insurance protocol fixed. Decision making regarding coding levels. Stress level medium to high.
Heavy contact with medical staff, clinical staff, and insurance carriers. Must practice excellent customer service skills.
Office setting. Air conditioned. Noise level medium to high. Always in view of patients.
Printer, copier, system practice software/accounts status/insurance, calculator.
- Required: High School Diploma or GED
- Certified Medical Billing Coder (certification preferred prior to hire date)
- Minimum 1 year medical billing coding experience
- Excellent typing and 10-key speed and accuracy
- Working knowledge of medical vocabulary and anatomy preferred
- Familiarity with ICD-10 codes and procedures
- Commitment to high level of customer service
- Required: Must be computer literate, type 55 wpm, and must be proficient on a 10 key calculator.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Requires full mobility. Must have full use of arms and legs. Must have good hearing, sight, and communication skills.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and duties required of people assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to change the duties or add to the duties of this job whenever it deems necessary.