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Medical Coder

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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Come work at Example Co., a leading firm in our industry in the metro area. We're pleased to have a 4.0 Glassdoor rating. We are looking to hire an experienced Medical Coder to help us keep growing. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Example Co. is an ideal place to get ahead. Apply today!

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

Skills: Medical, Medical Writing, PHP, HTML, Research

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