Coding Specialist | Sample Job Description
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The Coding Specialist has knowledge of third party billing procedures across a variety of payer systems and has specific expertise in ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding in a general medical practice environment. He or she will also have knowledge of E&M coding and can conduct chart reviews using the 1995 and 1997 E&M Guidelines. The primary responsibility is helping the billing staff establish the medical necessity of charges, providing feedback to the clinical staff on coding issues and reviewing denials based on medical necessity.
- Assists the Finance Department in setting fee schedules, reviewing RVU’s (Relative Value Units) and pricing.
- Assist with reviews of billing from reference labs and other sources.
Keep current with coding changes and communicate all changes to staff
- Assists in reviewing billing from reference labs and other sources
- Instructs and updates doctors with coding procedures and changes.
- Acting as a resource for staff who have questions about coding
- Writing a quarterly coding Newsletter for the physicians and staff
- Coordinate chart audits and provide feedback to the doctors and Finance Department
- Training Patient Accounts staff on basic coding principles.
- Training the Coding staff on basic and advanced coding principles.
- Must be able to do data entry, use Internet, and use other applicable applications
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