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Medical Coder – 1099 Contractor, San Antonio, TX, US ID#16788

When your mission depends on quality health care, rely on a team who can deliver results. From cutting-edge analysis to optimized health programs, Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services (CNHS) can manage any size federal project. Federal clients who partner with CNHS improve their access to care, medical readiness and program efficiency. Wherever the mission takes you, CNHS delivers world-class solutions, on time and on budget. 

SUMMARY 

Medical Record Coders who will code records for Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).  Responsible for assignment of accurate Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes, ICD diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), modifiers and quantities derived from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for outpatient encounters. Trains and educates MTF staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in coding compliance activities.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following:

  • Manually enter data for patient data whose record transfer did not occur.

  • Check source documents for accuracy within EHR.

  • Verify data and correct data where necessary.

  • Obtain further information for incomplete documents.

  • Update data and delete unnecessary files.

  • Ensure referrals are dispositioned.

  • Manual entry of patient ancillary appointments.

  • Combine and rearrange data from source documents where required.

  • Enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms.

  • Transcribe information into required electronic format.

  • Scan documents into document management systems or databases.

  • Coordinate in a professional and courteous manner with patients and clinic staffs to resolve patient issues and concerns.

  • Responsible for assignment of accurate E&M, ICD, CPT and HCPCS codes and modifiers from medical record documentation. Identifies and abstracts information from medical records (paper or electronic) for special studies and audits, internal and external. Interacts with MTF staff to ensure documentation is clear and supports coding assignments.

  • Educates MTF staff through individual or group in-services and training sessions.

  • Maintains a delinquency report of missing records in order to facilitate completion of work within the required thresholds.

  • Check completed work for accuracy.

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

SUPERVISOR/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

No supervisory/management authority.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Three years of experience in the outpatient setting (physician’s office or ambulatory surgery centers) within the last five years, including assignment of E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor. Two years of outpatient/ambulatory surgery experience may be qualifying if received in a military medical facility. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and telephone communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Typing speed of 40 words per minute

  • Excellent customer service skills & pleasant phone voice

  • Able to handle high volume of calls and customer contacts in a polite and professional manner

  • Able to talk on telephone and type at the same time

  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to pass security clearance

  • Common Access Card (CAC) Required or recently held active CAC.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain the following certifications: Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) CCS-P (Certified Coder Specialist – Physician (CCS-P) with the appropriate level of experience. An accrediting institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) must accredit education Prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry within a DoD approved EHR system.

  • Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology, coding guidelines (outpatient), documentation requirements, familiarity with medications and reimbursement guidelines; and encoder experience.

  • Must have ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

  • Able to obtain the required continued education hours at no expense to the government in order to maintain current and proper national certification(s) required for the position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Travel to work location. The work is primarily sedentary. Requirements may include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending. Carrying or lifting of medical records may be required daily. Use of one or more computer programs and monitors may be required to efficiently accomplish duties.

With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver the expertise needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Together, CNB’s companies provide an array of services — from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense — for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.

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Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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