Physician Coder IV, Remote

HMH PHYSICIAN SERVICES, INC. Edison Requisition # 2023-126697 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30 am - 5:00 pm Address65 James Street, Edison, 08820

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Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

As a Physician Coder, you will be responsible for accurately coding medical procedures and diagnoses for reimbursement purposes in accordance with Official International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10-Clinical Modification (CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Guidelines for Coding and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) directives across Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) network. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure accurate coding and documentation is completed.

This is a full-time, fully remote position. 


A day in the life of a Physician Coder IV at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Assigns codes for reimbursements, research and compliance with regulatory requirements utilizing guidelines and coding conventions.
  • Accounts for coding and abstracting of patient encounters, including diagnostic and procedural information, significant reportable elements, and complications.
  • Analyzes medical records and identifies documentation deficiencies.
  • Reviews and verifies documentation supports existing diagnoses, procedures and other charges.
  • Identifies reportable elements, complications, and other quality measures.
  • Communicates with physicians to clarify information via the physician query process
  • Assign CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Focused background on Profee Coding and E/M guidelines (95/97, 2021 update)
  • Knowledge of and ability to address National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and National Coverage Determinations (NCD) / Local coverage determinations (LCD) edits.
  • Maintains required productivity and quality requirements.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of coding experience, Trauma Level 1 and Academic Teaching facility.
  • Strong understanding of physiology, medical terms and anatomy.
  • Proficient in Profee Coding and E/M guidelines (95/97, 2021 update).
  • Proficient in coding CPT for all Inpatient and Outpatient Operating Room procedures.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including typing speed and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Multiple years of coding experience, Trauma Level 1 and Academic Teaching facility.
  • Background in multi-specialty Physician services.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator Certification (RHIA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
  • An approved American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) coding credential.


Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • An approved American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) coding credential.


Related Keywords: Physician Coding, Medical Coding, Professional Coding, Profee Coding

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