Medical Coder Job Description
What is a Medical Coder?
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. A medical coder is responsible for assigning the correct code to describe the type of service a patient will receive. They ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes removing the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers. Medical coders work in hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices.
A certificate or associate's degree in medical coding or a related field is required for a medical coder position. This is an entry-level position and successful medical coders possess a solid foundation of anatomy and physiology and excellent oral and written communication skills.
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Responsibilities for Medical Coder
Assign codes to diagnoses and procedures, using ICD (International Classification of Diseases) and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes
Ensure codes are accurate and sequenced correctly in accordance with government and insurance regulations
Follow up with the provider on any documentation that is insufficient or unclear
Communicate with other clinical staff regarding documentation
Search for information in cases where the coding is complex or unusual
Receive and review patient charts and documents for accuracy
Review the previous day's batch of patient notes for evaluation and coding
Ensure that all codes are current and active
Qualifications for Medical Coder
Associate's Degree in Medical coding or successful completion of a certification program
Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
Excellent typing and 10-key speed and accuracy
Commitment to a high level of customer service
Superior mathematical skills
Familiarity with ICD-9 codes and procedures
Solid oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of medical jargon and anatomy preferred
Able to work independently
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