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Altegra Health

Remote Cardio Surgical Coder

Location: Nationwide

Remote Cardio Surgical Coder:
The Remote Cardio Surgical Coder is a remote, part-time non-exempt position.  We are seeking an experienced coder with specialty specific knowledge to include:  Cardio- Cath, EP studies and open cardiac procedures.  The different encounters include: Inpatient surgical procedure (complex cases), Outpatient procedures, and ASC procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing physician reports and appending appropriate CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM codes, and modifiers
  • Managing work files to resolve coding edits by researching and using the most up-to-date tools available in order to make the appropriate and compliant corrections for reimbursement
  • Accurate and timely review and coding of procedures and surgeries for multi-specialty areas into the billing and accounts receivable system
  • Must have experience in reviewing physician documentation to assign the correct diagnosis and procedural codes for all encounters
  • Ensures all external regulations affecting the coding process are implemented in the work course to assure compliance and consistency of coding and reduce the risk of external audits.
  • Maintain a 95% coding accuracy on the quarterly internal QA policy

Requirements:

  • CPC or CCS-P certification required from AAPC or AHIMA
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant coding experience
  • Working knowledge of CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, Prospective Payment Systems, Correct Coding Initiative, Third Party Liability
  • Cardiology experience required
  • IVR experience preferred
  • Ability to read/understand complex surgical notes and medical records
  • Experience coding and/or auditing Medicare, Medi-Cal, and workers compensation