Coding Clerk for Physician Billing Services

Murray, Kentucky, United States | MCCH | Full-time

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MCCH seeks experienced Billing/Coding Clerks for Physician Services.  This is a full time position, M-F,  with excellent benefits.  

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is one of Murray’s top employers with over 1,000 employees on our payroll. We’re proud of our tradition of excellence and all of us – physicians, nurses, health professionals, staff, auxiliary and volunteers – are here to continue those high standards of care and service. We’re always on the lookout for talented, motivated individuals with a variety of skills.

Job Description:

The Coding Clerk under the direction of the Coding Director, is responsible for supervision and control of correct patient registration practices, insurance billing and correct coding. The position requires extensive contact with clinic registration personnel, clinic managers, and other clinic staff. Frequent contact with patients and/or their representatives concerning patient accounts. Routine contact with practice management vendor, insurance carriers, other physicians' offices, collection agencies, and other hospital departments is necessary.

Essential Functions 

  • Assign coding E&M levels for primary care practices, common office procedures and hospitalist rounding visits. This includes diagnoses and procedures, using ICD-10 (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 denials to correct coding errors and resolve claim errors.

Requirements:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma and sucessful completion of an accredited medical coding course.
  • AAPC or AHIMA certification is disired, but not a requirement at time of hire.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Must have at least one year experience doing Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding and/or billing primary care or specialty medicine.

Required Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of CPC guidelines and applications
  • Extensive knowledge of International Classification of Diseases guidelines for correctly coding outpatient diagnosis.
  • Knowledge of all confidentiality requirements regarding patients and strict maintenance of proper confidentiality on all such information.

Eligible Benefits:

  • Dental and Vision *Excellent Low Premiums!*
  • Life Insurance *ZERO Premium*
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bereavement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Screening Requirements:

  • Drug Screen
  • Tuberculosis Test
  • Background Check
  • Physical Exam
  • Respirator Fit

 Our Mission:

To be the leading partner in improving the overall well-being of the people we serve.

Our Vision:

MCCH is the center of healthcare excellence that provides the highest quality of service while delivering compassionate, patientcentered outcome-based care. MCCH is fiscally responsible, an employer of choice, and a leader in philanthropic and educational growth of the region.

Our Values:

Moving forward with Compassion Confidentiality and Honesty with values built on Respect and Teamwork.