Remote Medical Coding Specialist (Pay Range in Posting)

  • Emerus
  • Remote * (Spring, TX 77373, USA)
  • Jan 15, 2022
Healthcare Medical Coding Telecommuting

Job Description

About Us:

Emerus is the nations first and largest operator of small-format hospitals, also known as community or neighborhood hospitals. Emerus leading national health system partners include Allegheny Health Network, Ascension, Baptist Health System, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, The Hospitals of Providence, INTEGRIS and MultiCare. Our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care. From the moment a patient walks through the door, a team of exceptional medical professionals takes charge, treating patients with speed, compassion and expertise. Emerus distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in six of the past seven years. More information is available at .

Position Overview:

The purpose of this position is to review medical records documentation to select and sequence the appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, verify the correct CPT-4/HCPCS procedure codes are attached and to capture charges for laboratory, radiology, supplies and medical procedures within the following types of records: Emergency Facilities, Inpatient, Observation and Ancillary services. This role is a remote position though training will be done in our North Houston office for the first 2 weeks. The role pays between $22.80-26.80/hr (Depending on Experience) with up to 15% bonus potential every quarter and between 6-8 hours of overtime weekly w/ great benefits and PTO plans. This role will rotate shifts for 1 weekend a month.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Review clinical documentation and diagnostic results to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 to include IV infusion and injection codes
  • Review clinical documentation and diagnostic results to extract data and apply HCPCS and facility level Evaluation & Management codes for billing
  • Abstract and code diagnoses and procedures from health records by using appropriate classification systems
Other Job Functions:
  • Attend staff meetings or other company sponsored or mandated meetings as required
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Ability to work off hours and overtime
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED, required
  • CPC, CPC-H, CIC, COS or CCS, required
  • 3+ years experience coding using ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM, HCPCS and CPT codes, required
  • Experience coding emergency or hospital ancillary services, preferred
  • Experience coding inpatient and observation services, preferred
  • Expertise in pathophysiology, anatomy, medical terminology, coding systems, techniques and procedures, preferred
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Tools (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook), required
  • Proficiency with patient accounting systems, preferred
  • Experience using Stockell InsightCS patient accounting system, EPIC Community Connect, Cerner and/or PICIS EMR, preferred
  • Experience and knowledge calculating and applying IV Infusion and Injection codes, preferred
  • Knowledge of all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and regulations, required
  • ICD 10 Training/Education (if AAPC Certified, request ICD10 Test completed)
  • Position requires fluency in English; written and oral communication