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Professional Fee Coder II

Job Description

 Under the supervision of the Manager of the Professional Fee Coding Services, the coder is responsible for the coding and abstracting of medical records diagnosis and procedures working from the appropriate charge ticket and/or electronic medical record.Classification systems used include ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS.  All work carried out in accordance with the rules, regulations and coding conventions of the American Hospital Association (Coding Clinic), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and NorthBay Healthcare coding guidelines.  Abstracts assigned codes into the electronic medical record billing system in the correct position. 


Ability to understand the clinical content of the health record and utilize an electronic health record system to perform job duty.


Communicates coding concerns and issues to the manager, physicians and/or their staff. Audit charts for physician education and correct coding. Processes charges to a third party company in a timely manner to ensure accurate physician production.


*Applicant must pass Coder II coding assessment.

Job Requirements

Status:    Hourly


Certification: CPC, CCS-P, or RHIT certification in good standing


Education:   High School Graduate; coding certification required.


Experience: 1-3 years of experience in professional fee coding required. Medical billing, registration and/or medical records experience is desired.


Skills:   Working knowledge of billing regulations and guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy, disease processes, CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS.  Knowledge of and experience with PC’s and/or computer systems.


Interpersonal Skills: The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare.  The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence. Able to communicate effectively with physicians and co-workers. Excellent communication and customer service skills. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to withstand the pressure of continual deadlines and receipt of work with variable requirements.


Physical Effort: Ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer terminal.  Ability to concentrate and maintain accuracy in spite of frequent interruptions. Occasional reaching, stooping, crouching and bending.

Job Snapshot

Location US-CA-Fairfield
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
Other Compensation: Highly Competitive
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Company Overview

NorthBay Healthcare

NorthBay Healthcare opened its first hospital in 1960 and remains Solano County’s only locally-based, locally-managed non-profit healthcare organization. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville are known for providing quality services. Our hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, and sophisticated surgical and diagnostic services. Both have maintained accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Learn More

Contact Information

US-CA-Fairfield
Patty Dawson
707-646-3314
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NorthBay Healthcare
Company:
US-CA-Fairfield
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

 Under the supervision of the Manager of the Professional Fee Coding Services, the coder is responsible for the coding and abstracting of medical records diagnosis and procedures working from the appropriate charge ticket and/or electronic medical record.Classification systems used include ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS.  All work carried out in accordance with the rules, regulations and coding conventions of the American Hospital Association (Coding Clinic), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and NorthBay Healthcare coding guidelines.  Abstracts assigned codes into the electronic medical record billing system in the correct position. 


Ability to understand the clinical content of the health record and utilize an electronic health record system to perform job duty.


Communicates coding concerns and issues to the manager, physicians and/or their staff. Audit charts for physician education and correct coding. Processes charges to a third party company in a timely manner to ensure accurate physician production.


*Applicant must pass Coder II coding assessment.

Job Requirements

Status:    Hourly


Certification: CPC, CCS-P, or RHIT certification in good standing


Education:   High School Graduate; coding certification required.


Experience: 1-3 years of experience in professional fee coding required. Medical billing, registration and/or medical records experience is desired.


Skills:   Working knowledge of billing regulations and guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy, disease processes, CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS.  Knowledge of and experience with PC’s and/or computer systems.


Interpersonal Skills: The NorthBay Way is a set of value-based behaviors that are to be consistently demonstrated and role modeled by all employees that work at NorthBay Healthcare.  The NorthBay Way principles consist of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Competence. Able to communicate effectively with physicians and co-workers. Excellent communication and customer service skills. The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to withstand the pressure of continual deadlines and receipt of work with variable requirements.


Physical Effort: Ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer terminal.  Ability to concentrate and maintain accuracy in spite of frequent interruptions. Occasional reaching, stooping, crouching and bending.

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