*CHRISTUS Health System offers the Specialty Coder position as a remote opportunity. Candidate must reside in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma or Georgia to further be considered for this position.*
Responsible for maintaining current and high-quality ICD-10-CM and CPT coding of all professional services, including inpatient and outpatient Evaluation & Management (E/M), and operative/surgical procedures for multi-specialties. Via assigned work queues, verifies all charges and code assignments are correct. Accurately assigns appropriate modifiers to CPT codes. Communicates regularly with providers regarding coding concerns, missing/incomplete documentation, and coding policy updates. Responsible for assigned coding denial work queues.
Minimum requirements: Completion of an AAPC or AHIMA approved Coding Certificate Program; High school diploma or GED
Minimum 2 years of multi-specialty physician operative and procedural services coding in an acute care hospital and/or outpatient clinic setting. *Specific experience in Cardiology, CV Surgery, Neurosurgery, or Urology is a plus.
Minimum 1 year of professional billing, claim denials, appeals, and/or revenue cycle work
Expert knowledge of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, and medical terminology
Strong knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial payers coding/billing guidelines and compliance regulations, including medical policy restrictions (LCDs and NCDs)
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and research skills, with extreme attention to detail
Proficient using multiple software applications, including: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
Ability to meet set productivity and quality standards
Able to work independently in a remote setting, as well as part of a team
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.