Medical Certified Coding Specialist - AAPC

Job Id
279835
Job Location
Addison, TX
Employment Type
Full Time
Industry
Health Care
Concentra
20240327T210026Z

Overview

Are you looking for a career that transcends the ordinary? At Concentra, we offer opportunities beyond patient care. As a valued member of our team, you'll be part of our efforts to provide exceptional service to our employer clients and exceptional care to their employees. Our values define our path forward – always working to ensure welcoming, respectful, and skillful care. Join Concentra, and see what makes us different and better.

The Urgent Care Coding Specialist is responsible for providing medical coding and charge entry support for identified clinical services at all Concentra locations. Assists charge entry colleagues with medical coding support and also coordinates with the CBO as needed. Performs all assigned duties as requested from department management.

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Benefits

Employee Benefits:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Medical, Vision, Prescription, Telehealth, & Dental Plans
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off & Extended Illness Days Offered
  • Colleague Referral Bonus Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Employee Discounts

This job requires access to confidential and critical information, requiring ongoing discretion and secure information management.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Concentra is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

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Responsibilities
  • Manage and resolve to conclusion the Coding edit and tasking errors daily. This includes refining
    diagnosis codes, modifiers, adding, and removing charges as supported by documentation.
  • Provides routine feedback to Concentra centers and providers regarding the quality of the visit
    documentation and appropriateness of coding choices submitted, using established processes
    and forms.
  • Be proficient in Concentra clinical systems, including but not limited to legacy, APM, TouchWorks,
    Occusource.
  • Enters charges, diagnosis codes and appropriate modifiers for clinical visits based on the visit
    documentation and the charge ticket or encounter summary to ensure all revenue is captured.
    This is done in accordance with CPT and CMS coding guidelines and Concentra standards.
  • Provide coding support for charge entry team for Medicare/Medicaid, and level of service
    documentation review, multiple procedure coding, other specialty coding review as may be
    identified.
  • Provides coding support and communicate issues to the CBO(s) as needed/requested.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may
change at any time with or without notice.

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Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Associate degree from an accredited college preferred
• Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
• Must maintain a coding credential from AAPC or AHIMA organizations
• Must complete CEUs to maintain this credential bi-annually or as required by the organization
• Must maintain membership to the AAPC or AHIMA organization

Job-Related Experience

  • Customarily has at least two or more years of experience in medical billing and coding in an
    outpatient setting, preferably urgent care, family practice, general medicine; including Medicare

Job-Related Skills/Competencies

  • Concentra Core Competencies of Service Mentality, Attention to Detail, Sense of Urgency, Initiative and Flexibility
  • Ability to make decisions or solve problems by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions
  • Outstanding customer service skills as well as the ability to deal with people in a manner which shows tact and professionalism
  • The ability to properly handle sensitive and confidential information (including HIPAA and PHI) in accordance with federal and state laws and company policies
  • Basic computer skills to include Word, Excel, Power Point, some Access, Outlook (or similar February 20, 2024 email program) and ability to learn and utilize all proprietary Concentra software programs
  • Experience with clinical systems (EPM/EMR), specific experience with Allscripts EMR and GE EPM a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills including clear, concise and appropriate written and verbal communication.
  • Production, accurate task completion focus
  • High energy, accustomed to fast paced environment
  • Professional in appearance and demeanor
  • Confident in coding expertise when interacting with peers, CBO and providers/centers. Ability to manage open projects to the end with successful follow up.
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